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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
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Bend, OR

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Cow Creek Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Umpqua River

Cow Creek Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Glenbrook Loop Bridge
Take Out:  Lawson Bar
Difficulty:  Class I
Gradient:  9 fpm
Run Length:  6 miles
Good Level:  300 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  Rainy season
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Permit:  None
Hazards:  When you reach the end of Cow Creek you are pushed into the top of a class II Lawson Bar rapid on the South Umpqua. Ferry above it to take out on river left or run the rapid and take out below.
Water Craft:  kayak,canoe,touring,inner tube
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: About 20 miles south of Roseburg on I-5 take Exit 102. At the “T” intersection, turn west and follow the signs to Lawson Bar.

Put In: Return to I-5 south and take Exit 101 and follow signs to Riddle. Just after you pass through Riddle turn left onto Glenbrook Loop Road. Continue along this road for 4 miles until you reach the bridge crossing over Cow Creek. Put in is on the north side of the bridge.

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