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Private Lake Fly Fishing

Fall fishing is officially closed due to the White River Forest fire...See you in 2021!

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Oregon's beauty

With spectacular views of Mt. Hood and an abundance of wildlife, Rocky Ridge Ranch is the ideal place for the avid angler to experience secluded lake fly fishing.  The ranch is located in Central Oregon, 100 miles east of Portland and 40 miles south of The Dalles along the wild and scenic White River and the historic Barlow Road.  Rocky Ridge Ranch is a working cattle and hay ranch that offers premier catch and release fly fishing on its private irrigation lakes.

Catching a beautiful 20-inch trout at dawn, while waterfowl circle the edges of Wild Rose Lake, is an unforgettable experience.  For the angler interested in the skill and fun of fly fishing, Rocky Ridge Ranch is the ultimate stillwater destination.

Uncrowded waters

The lakes at Rocky Ridge Ranch are well stocked with Kamloops and Hybrid trout for catch and release fly fishing.  The trout thrive in the natural environment of the large isolated lakes filled with runoff water from Mt. Hood streams and rivers.

Each of the lakes is uniquely different and accommodates both wade and float fishing, giving the angler an opportunity to utilize an array of fly fishing techniques.  A challenging fly fishing experience awaits the accomplished angler and the beginner alike.

Only a limited number of anglers at a time are allowed on the lakes in order to preserve the serene, private experience of fly fishing at Rocky Ridge Ranch.  The ranch is open for fly fishing from April through September, although the season may vary slightly depending on the weather.

With the Mt. Hood National Forest and a number of public lakes on one side, and the Deschutes River on the other, Rocky Ridge Ranch is also a perfect base for exploring the vast fly fishing opportunities in the region.

Comfortable lodging

line drawing of cabin A small, private pine cabin nestled in the trees overlooking Wild Rose Lake is available for overnight stays at Rocky Ridge Ranch.  The insulated cabin accommodates up to 6 people bunk-bed-style, and has a wood stove, kitchenette, bathroom and shower.  The large covered porch is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as the sun sets after a long day of fly fishing.

Rules of the Ranch

This is private property and you are a guest.  These rules are to protect the grounds and facilities, so people will be able to enjoy Rocky Ridge Ranch for years to come.  Any guest that is found violating the rules will not be allowed on the premises again.

  1. The lakes are for catch and release fly fishing only.  No other activities, including other types of fishing, are allowed on the lakes.
  2. No live bait, such as eggs or worms, is allowed.  Single hook, synthetic, barb-less flies are the only permissible bait.
  3. Must have soft nylon nets with a catch and release frame.  Keep fish in the water when removing the fly.
  4. Only one pole can be used at a time by each angler.
  5. Anglers must use adequate safety equipment (i.e. personal flotation devices and safety glasses).  It is the responsibility of the angler to be prepared in the event they lose their footing and fall into the water.
  6. Minimum age of 12 unless by prior authorization.
  7. Non-fishing guests are permitted for a small fee.
  8. No animals or pets are permitted on the property.
  9. No smoking anywhere except in designated areas because of extreme fire danger.
  10. No powerboats, ATVs, and other power equipment or vehicles may be used on the premises.
  11. No firearms of any kind are allowed on the property.
  12. No cleats in the cabin.
  13. Garbage in, garbage out.  It is the responsibility of the angler to haul their trash (e.g. discarded food or packaging material) off the property.
  14. Protect the natural vegetation of the lakes.
  15. Do not touch snakes – many are poisonous.  If you see a snake, stand still until the snake moves away.

Price list

Fly fishing
Adult $135 per day
Junior (12-18 years old) $75 per day
Non-fishing Guest $25 per day
Guide services can be arranged.
Fly fishing equipment is not provided.
A fishing license is not required.
Cabin
Single or Double Occupancy $125 per night
Each Additional Guest $25 per night
Use of the cabin is limited to fly fishing guests only.
Maximum occupancy of 6.
Check availability or make a reservation
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