Whychus Creek Oregon

Whychus Creek is a tributary of the Deschutes River in Deschutes and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. Formerly named Squaw Creek, considered derogatory in the 21st century, it was renamed in 2006. Explorer John C. Frémont camped along the stream in 1843 but did not identify it by name. Robert S. Williamson, a surveyor who camped th…
Whychus Creek is a tributary of the Deschutes River in Deschutes and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. Formerly named Squaw Creek, considered derogatory in the 21st century, it was renamed in 2006. Explorer John C. Frémont camped along the stream in 1843 but did not identify it by name. Robert S. Williamson, a surveyor who camped there in 1855, said its Indian name was Why-chus.
  • Etymology: Native American (Indian) name for the creek, according to 19th-century surveyor, Robert S. Williamson
  • Country: United States
  • State: Oregon
  • County: Deschutes and Jefferson
  • Source: Broken Top, Cascade Range
  • Mouth: Deschutes River
  • Basin size: 253 sq mi (660 km²)
Data from: en.wikipedia.org