Fishing is best early in the summer before stream temperatures become too high. Generally, fly fishing is the most effective technique, although all methods will work well, particularly where there is more water and higher flows. Rainbow/redband trout and steelhead are present in Camas Creek. Fishing for adult steelhead is prohibited in Camas Creek all year long.
Map + Directions
Camas Creek flows through Ukiah on its way to the North Fork John Day (NFJD) River. Highway 395 parallels the last 12 miles of Camas Creek before it enters the NFJD. This stretch of the creek is almost entirely on state owned land. Upstream of Ukiah, there is a mix of private and National Forest land along the creek. State Highway 244 parallels the stream almost its entire length from Ukiah upstream. The forest boundary is located approximately .5 miles downstream of Lane Creek Campground. There is also a block of private land from the 54 road (south) crossing to the Lehman Hot Springs Road. Access can be difficult in the lower portion of the stream due to large boulders and high flows in the early summer. The upper portion of the stream can be accessed easily from Highway 244.