There: From Lakeview, follow
Hwy. 395 north to Valley Falls,
then State Rt. 31 to Paisley.
A paved road west out of Paisley
follows the Chewaucan through
BLM land and into Fremont National
Forest (Forest Rd. 33).
Fisheries: Wild rainbow trout are abundant,
and there are some brook trout
in the higher reaches.
Information: The Chewaucan
offers quality wild trout angling
in a primitive setting. It’s
an excellent choice for introducing
families to roughing-it-style
camping and to stream fishing.
Getting here is part of the
adventure. Fill up your gas
tank whenever you find an open
pump, and come prepared with
all your camping needs, including
Tackle & Techniques: Small Rooster Tails and Panther
Martin-type lures work well.
Flies can be very effective.
Try grasshoppers in summer,
stonefly and caddis nymph imitations
year-round. A good way for
kids to fish is with an artificial
fly (such as a grasshopper,
stonefly or cadis nymph imitation)
and casting bobber (cork is
best because it can bounce
off rocks and not break).
Facilities: Primitive forest camps (rock
fire rings, pit toilets and
a few picnic tables); drinking
water (hand pumped) at Marsters
outhouses at Marsters Spring
and Chewaucan Crossing; pleasant
undeveloped sites along the
river; additional forest camps
along Dairy Creek and at Deadhorse
and Campbell lakes; some supplies
and services available in Paisley.
Activities: Swim at The
Falls (a BLM site about a
mile west of Paisley), hike
in Fremont Forest; take a
scenic drive to alpine lakes
Deadhorse and Campbell (accessible
July through October).
Lakeview Office - 541-947-2950
National Forest, Paisley
Ranger District - 541-943-3114