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Camp Sherman to Gorge Campground Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Metolius River

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Camp Sherman to Gorge Campground Info
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Put In:  Camp Sherman Bridge
Take Out:  Gorge Campground
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Gradient:  28 ft/mi
Run Length:  1.9 miles
Current Streamflow:  1360 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - METOLIUS RIVER NEAR GRANDVIEW, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1000 - 3,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Although the Metolius River on this run will probably be much less than the flows at the gauge, there is only one gauge. Because the river is spring fed, the flows are very steady and generally will only fluctuate a few hundred cfs.

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

Because of springs that feed the Metolius, it can be boated year round. However, the winters near Sisters, OR can be very cold and snowy.

Permit:  None required at this time
Hazards:  Watch for trees blocking the river.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private.
Camping on River:  There are several public campgrounds along the river.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 180 miles Southeast of Portland
Area Name:  Pacific West
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: Between Santiam Pass and the town of Sisters on US Highway 20 turn north onto the Metolius/Camp Sherman Road and drive for about 2.5 miles then bear right at the intersection. Proceed on USFS Road 14 (paved) and then follow signs to Camp Sherman. Put in on the bridge where the road crosses the river at Camp Sherman Bridge.

Take Out: From Camp Sherman Bridge return to FS 14 and proceed downstream to the Gorge Campground.

Camp Sherman to Gorge Campground on the Metolius River

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

Towns near Camp Sherman to Gorge Campground Kayaking

Bend Oregon
Camp Sherman Oregon
Eugene Oregon
Madras Oregon
Prineville Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Sisters Oregon
Sunriver Oregon

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