In Klamath and Deschutes counties. The stream heads at Mule Peak and on the east slope of Windigo Pass in the Cascade Mountains. It has a length of about 70 miles.
Normally this stream is clear, though brackish, and with a brownish tinge in the slower portions. There are some rainbow trout, but they do not seem to do well. Loch leven-brown trout are the chief species.
Brown-patterned flies, either wet or dry, salmon eggs, worms, and spinner and fly combinations are all used. The entire length of this stream produces trout—and some beauties.
As the stream becomes larger in its lower portions, big trout are more common. Early to mid-season fishing is the best, preference being June and July. State Highway No. 58 crosses the Little Deschutes 10 miles east of Crescent Creek. U. S. No. 97 parallels almost its entire length.
Forest Service roads reach the stream at many points. Accommodations at Crescent Lake Lodge or Odell Lake Lodge, also at Lapine, Crescent, and Bend.