The Crooked River is a tributary, 125 miles (201 km) long, of the Deschutes River in the U.S. state of Oregon.[4] The river begins at the confluence of the South Fork Crooked River and Beaver Creek. Of the two tributaries, the South Fork Crooked River is the larger and is sometimes considered part of the Crooked River proper. A variant name of the South Fork Crooked River is simply "Crooked River".[1][3] The Deschutes River flows north into the Columbia River.

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Crooked River
The Crooked River in Smith Rock State Park
Map of the Crooked River watershed, its main tributaries and downriver connection to the Columbia River via the Deschutes River.
CountryUnited States
CountiesJefferson, Deschutes, Crook
Physical characteristics
SourceSouth Fork Crooked River
  coordinates43°38′55″N 120°23′30″W[1]
  elevation4,775 ft (1,455 m)[2]
MouthDeschutes River
Lake Billy Chinook
44°34′25″N 121°16′19″W[3]
1,950 ft (590 m)[2]
Length125 mi (201 km)[4]
Basin size4,500 sq mi (12,000 km2)[5]
  locationnear mouth[6]
  average1,544 cu ft/s (43.7 m3/s)[6]
  minimum656 cu ft/s (18.6 m3/s)
  maximum6,660 cu ft/s (189 m3/s)
Basin features
  rightBeaver Creek, North Fork Crooked River, Ochoco Creek
DesignatedOctober 28, 1988