Chetco River


This largely undeveloped watershed, is protected by the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in southwest Oregon.

Native Species

  • Coho Salmon [ESA Listed]
  • Fall Chinook Salmon
  • Winter Steelhead
  • Coastal Cutthroat Trout

The Chetco River is a 56-mile long river located in southwest Oregon. It drains approximately 352 square miles of Curry County.

Flowing through a rugged and isolated coastal region, it descends rapidly from about 3,200 feet to sea level at the Pacific Ocean near the city of Brookings, Oregon. Except for the lowermost 5 miles, the river is located entirely within the Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest.

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