It's a different world over here on the east side of the Oregon Cacades. First there is the river... beginning as a spring bubbling out of a mossy hillside. It flows under a tall canopy of old growth ponderosa pines, larch, fir, and cedar. Fly fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing are favored pastimes. To do nothing at all in a wonderfully scenic setting suits many urban visitors to this magical place. Please take the time to browse our site and see what makes the Metolius Recreation Area such a wonderful place.