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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
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Bend, OR

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Elgin to Palmer Junction Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Grande Ronde River

Elgin to Palmer Junction Info
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Put In:  Elgin
Take Out:  Palmer Junction
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III , Class IV High water
Gradient:  21 fpm
Run Length:  13 miles
Good Level:  2,000 - 5,000 cfs, 8,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Permit:  Permits will soon be required for all private boating parties. Permits will be free of charge, non-regulatory, and self-issued. Call the Baker Resource Area Office at (541)523-1256.
Character/Similar To:  Pool drop rapids with good scenery
Hazards:  Andy's Rapid 4 miles downriver of Elgin, scout or portage on the river left.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From I-84 take Oregon 82 north until you reach the town of Elgin. Put in at the bridge on the north end of town.

Take Out: From the put in take Oregon 82 and turn north onto Oregon 204. Continue north onto Palmer Junction Road, take out about .5 miles below Palmer Junction at a campsite on river left.

Towns near Elgin to Palmer Junction Kayak Tours

Baker City Oregon
Madras Oregon
Ontario Oregon
Pendleton Oregon
Prineville Oregon
The Dalles Oregon

Other Resources

Conservation Organizations
  • Rogue Riverkeeper
  • Water Watch
  • Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Travel Guides
  • Oregon Vacation & Travel Planner