Can someone help me find a handicap accessible fishing spot?

Fattie

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Someone shared a link that showed handicap accessible fishing places in Oregon... I'm sure I could Google that, but what I really need to know is where I can go with someone who is handicapped, but still maintain social distance. A few of the places I've seen have a small platform or area for a handicap person to fish from, but doesn't really have enough space to maintain social distance, especially for someone who is wheelchair bound, high risk, and immunocompromised. Ideally, it would be near Springfield\Eugene.
We're both beginner fisherman, so we're not looking for anything major, and fishing equipment he has was bought with trout and panfish in mind.
Thanks in advance!
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Fattie

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Thanks, I knew it was out there. Still just curious about any areas that favor social distancing. I don't want to be bumping elbows on a dock somewhere.
 
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With such docks so easily accessible--and sooooooo many people out of work right now--I'd venture to guess that everywhere you look, you're gonna be bumping elbow's. Even if you can go during the middle of the week. At least until the weather starts to turn; and you're willing/able to get out there when there's inclement weather. But I'll cross my fingers, and send up a lil' prayer, that someone knows of such a location, that will help you guys out!
 
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The boat ramp at Milo Mc Iver State park has an accessible deck, sorry, it’s not in your area. They do catch trout off that dock.


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Fattie

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Thanks. I'm going to go scout the covered bridge area on Dexter soon, to see if it's a good matchup.
 
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There are a couple empty ADA platforms out on the Crooked River near Bowman Dam. I think it's Chimney Rock campground. https://www.blm.gov/visit/chimney-rock-campground

Lots of people wading the river but the platforms weren't being used while I was there. Lots (and lots) of trout and whitefish out there, too.

Perfect place to begin your fly fishing addiction. 😇😍
 
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The Chimney Rock platform is fairly well placed, and a nice spot to hang out. Long drive but a beautiful canyon. I would think with a fly and bubble on a spinning rod you could catch some fish there. The fish in that pool all have an eating disorder.
 
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Hang in there, some one will have a spot just for you. The covered bridge at Dexter is your best bet for distancing, plus there are some very nice hold overs in that lake. Feel free to send me a PM and we can discuss other options.

Tight lines ....

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@Fattie here is a link, for an interactive map, of all locations. Just click on the link and scroll down.

 
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