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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Devi'ls Lake Fork Wilson River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Wilson River

Devi'ls Lake Fork Wilson River Info
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Put In:  Between mile post 28 & 29 on OR6
Take Out:  Jones Creek Forest Camp Rd ~mile post 23
Difficulty:  Class III + , Class IV Continuous
Gradient:  75 fpm
Run Length:  5 miles
Current Streamflow:  2360 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - WILSON RIVER NEAR TILLAMOOK, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  300 - 1,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  Because the Wilson River near Tillamook gauge is so far from this section getting an accurate reading is sometimes difficult. A minimun flow for this stretch is about 3,200 cfs on the gauge, that means that this section will be running near 300 cfs. Optimum flows for this stretch are 3,400 - 4,000 cfs Wilson River near Tillamook gauge.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy, this section of river only runs after a few days of heavy rain.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Turquoise green water flowing through a coastal forest make this stretch a very scenic run. Not only is the scenery great but the continuous class III+ whitewater make this run a classic.
Hazards:  Scout Elk Creek Drop for wood, this is a narrow drop that can be very dangerous with wood. Also be ware of wood in the braided sections of this run.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 84.3 miles (1 hour 38 minutes) Northwest of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Tillamook take Oregon 6 east, near milepost 23 turn left onto Jones Creek Road. Park on the north side of the river and take out below the bridge.

Put In: Return to Oregon 6 and continue up river. Between mileposts 28 and 29 there is a large pull out at the bridge over Devils Lake Fork. From there find the trail down to the river, put in on the south side of the river.

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