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Buck Hollow to Pine Tree Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Deschutes River

Rapid near Trestle Wave

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Buck Hollow to Pine Tree Info
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Put In:  Buck Hollow
Take Out:  Pine Tree
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Run Length:  3.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  5390 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - DESCHUTES RIVER AT MOODY, NEAR BIGGS, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  2,000 - 8,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Permit:  Boater pass with application fee required Memorial Day - Labor Day: $2 weekdays; $3 weekends. Available at sporting goods and other local shops.
Character/Similar To:  A popular high-volume run through a desert canyon.
Hazards:  Never put in above Sherar's Falls
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private.
Camping on River:  No. This trip is too short. However, if you combine with the trip downstream it makes for a nice multiday.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 135 miles East of Salem
Area Name:  Pacific Region
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: Several accesses below Sherars Falls. The first one is off of Hwy 216 just above Sherars Bridge on river right. To reach the second go downstream on the river right side about a mile on a secondary road. Turn left and proceed to boat ramp.

Take-out: From the second put-in proceed downstream approximately 3.5 miles to the Pine Tree access.

Buck Hollow to Pine Tree on the Deschutes River

This is a very short section of river with only one class III rapid. Wreck Rapids has a clean line down the far river right. The center can also be run but it contains boulders hidden just under the surface of the water. This section is a good start to the 40 mile multi-day trip that ends at the Columbia River.

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

Towns near Buck Hollow to Pine Tree Kayaking

Baker City Oregon
Bend Oregon
Hood River Oregon
Madras Oregon
Maupin Oregon
Portland Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Sandy Oregon
Sisters Oregon
Stevenson Washington
The Dalles Oregon
White Salmon Washington

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