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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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Elk Creek to Buck Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Siletz River

Elk Creek to Buck Creek Info
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Put In:  Elk Creek
Take Out:  Buck Creek
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV Pool Drop
Gradient:  20 fpm
Run Length:  4.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  2900 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - SILETZ RIVER AT SILETZ, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,000 - 3,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  This river only runs after a few days of heavy rain.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy
Permit:  None presently required. Because this is a private logging area the road is open for public access on weekends.
Character/Similar To:  Very remote scenic canyon through some of the only leftover forested part of the canyon. Each rapid is very different from all of the others on this stretch of river
Hazards:  Scout the first two rapids. There are no roads near this section of river, this run is very remote.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Private logging road is only accessible on weekends.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Albany head west on US20 to Blodgett. In Blodgett turn north onto Summit Highway, pass through Summit and continue to Nashville. In Nashville turn right onto Rock Creek Road to Logsden, once in Logsden head north on Moonshine County Park Road. 7 Miles up the road past Moonshine Park the road will fork, take the right fork to the take out at Buck Creek.

Put In: From the take out return to the fork and follow the left fork for 6 miles. Put in at the only spot were the road is near the river.

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