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Detroit Dam

The Detroit and Big Cliff Dams

The decade of the 1930’s was an era of large gov­ern­ment build­ing projects.  Many under­taken to counter the eco­nomic hard­ships of the Great Depres­sion.  The 1930’s also saw the pop­u­la­tion and indus­trial devel­op­ment in the North San­tiam Canyon finally reach lev­els that would eco­nom­i­cally jus­tify a flood con­trol project.  So the Detroit Dam com­plex, which includes […]

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Visit the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery

You can learn how the Ore­gon Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife raise Chi­nook salmon and rain­bow trout at the Mar­ion Forks Fish Hatch­ery. There’s also a large pond where vis­i­tors can feed adult rain­bow trout. The best time to visit is May through Octo­ber. There is camp­ing nearby in a U.S. For­est Ser­vice camp­grounds, but you […]

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