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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Hellgate Area Run Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Rogue River

Hellgate Canyon

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Hellgate Area Run Info
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Put In:  Baker Park Boat Ramp
Take Out:  Graves Creek
Difficulty:  Class I , Class II , Class III
Gradient:  8 fpm
Run Length:  33 miles
Current Streamflow:  6450 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:15 AM - ROGUE RIVER AT GRANTS PASS, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,000 - 20,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

Popular summer time run.

Hazards:  Argo Rapid at mile 30.9 is a class III rapid that, at some levels, can flip 16 foot rafts.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), Southwest of Salem
Area Name:  Pacific West
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: Take the Merlin exit (#61) off I-5 just north of Grants Pass and continue west through Merlin and toward Galice. Proceed another 4.5 miles downstream to the Grave Creek Bridge and take out is on the right bank just below the bridge.

Put In: From the take out return to I-5 and head south. Take Exit 55 onto US 199 south. Turn right onto E Part Street and then another immediate right onto Park Dale Drive. Put in at Baker Park Boat Ramp.

Hellgate Area Run on the Rogue River

Last Edited by bradgoet on 5/11/2011

Towns near Hellgate Area Run Kayaking

Ashland Oregon
Bandon Oregon
Eugene Oregon
Gold Beach Oregon
Gold hill Oregon
Grants Pass Oregon
Klamath Falls Oregon
Medford Oregon
Merlin Oregon
Mt. Shasta California
Oakridge Oregon
Prospect Oregon
Redding California
Roseburg Oregon
Shady cove Oregon

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  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
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