Sprague River (Oregon) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSprague River
The lower Sprague River
Sprague River and vicinity
|Main source||Confluence of the Sprague River's north and south forks
near Bly, Klamath County, Oregon
4,325 ft (1,318 m)
|River mouth||Williamson River
Chiloquin, Klamath County, Oregon
4,163 ft (1,269 m)
|Basin size||1,565 sq mi (4,050 km2)|
|Designated:||October 28, 1988|
The Sprague River is a tributary of the Williamson River, approximately 75 miles (121 km) long, in southwestern Oregon in the United States. It drains an arid volcanic plateau region east of the Cascade Range in the watershed of the Klamath River.
It is formed by the confluence of its north and south forks in eastern Klamath County, approximately 35 miles (56 km) east-northeast of Klamath Falls at . The North Fork Sprague River, 30 miles (48 km), rises in southwestern Lake County in the Fremont National Forest near Gearhart Mountain at and flows southwest. The South Fork Sprague River, 30 miles (48 km), rises northeast of Quartz Mountain Pass at and flows west-northwest. The combined stream flows west through the broad Sprague Valley, past the small communities of Bly, Beatty, and Sprague River. It joins the Williamson from the east at Chiloquin, about 10 miles (16 km) north of the mouth of the Williamson on Upper Klamath Lake at .
It receives the Sycan River from the north at Beatty. Superb trout fishing exists in the Sprague and its tributaries.
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