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Oxbow, OR

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Dodge Park to Oxbow Park Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Sandy River

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Dodge Park to Oxbow Park Info
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Put In:  Dodge Park
Take Out:  Oxbow Park
Difficulty:  Class II +
Gradient:  25 ft/mi
Run Length:  7 miles
Current Streamflow:  2520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - SANDY RIVER BLW BULL RUN RIVER, NR BULL RUN, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  503-261-9246. Sandy River near Bull Run.
Good Level:  1,000 - 3,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Permit:  During the summer a parking pass is required and can be purchased at Oxbow Park.
Character/Similar To:  Forested pool drop; popular beginner run. Designated a scenic river under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1988.
Hazards:  Possible logs.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly private.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Camping at Dodge Park.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 20 miles Southeast of Portland
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From Portland, drive east on US Highway 26. Just east of the town of Gresham, turn left onto Powell Valley Road and follow the signs to Dodge Park at the end of Dodge Park Boulevard.

Take Out: To reach the take out at the Oxbow Park boat ramp drive out of Dodge Park on Dodge Park Boulevard. Continue for about 2 miles and turn right (north) onto Hosner Road. Continue for about another 2 miles to the Oxbow Park entrance. Enter the park (fee in summer) and proceed to the boat ramp furthest upstream.

Dodge Park to Oxbow Park on the Sandy River

Last Edited by josho on 5/2/2011

Towns near Dodge Park to Oxbow Park Kayaking

Clackamas Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Hood River Oregon
Madras Oregon
Portland Oregon
Sandy Oregon
Tualatin Oregon

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