Northeast Oregon is a dream for sporting men and women. The Umatilla River and McKay Reservoir are located right here in Pendleton and together provide fishing opportunities for salmon, steelhead, trout, bass and more. Both are popular destinations for family boating and floating.
A half hour drive from Pendleton can have you boating and fishing on the Columbia River, and a drive of just a couple hours can get you to some of the most storied fishing waters of the Northwest: Grande Ronde, Deschutes, John Day, Wallowa, Snake.
Big game hunting in Northeast Oregon includes elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn antelope, black bear and cougar. Bird hunters can pursue pheasants, geese, ducks, wild turkey, grouse, quail and more.