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Hell's Corner Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Klamath River

Branding Iron Rapid, class III+ at 1600 cfs
Caldera Rapid, Class IV at 2400+ cfs Branding Iron Rapid, class III+ at 1600 cfs Eddy Right at bottom of Caldera Rapid at 2200 cfs

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Hell's Corner Info
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Put In:  John C. Boyle Powerhouse
Take Out:  Copco Reservoir
Difficulty:  Class IV +
Gradient:  40 ft/mi
Run Length:  17 miles
Current Streamflow:  358 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - KLAMATH RIVER BLW JOHN C.BOYLE PWRPLNT, NR KENO,OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  800-547-1501. Release from Boyle Powerhouse.
Good Level:  1,000 - 3,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Primary Season: 
Permit:  Self registration at the put in.
Hazards:  Sharp volcanic rocks.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly BLM
Wilderness:  Partial
Camping on River:  Yes, several good campsites.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA,OR), 300 miles South of Portland, OR
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: About 8 miles west of Keno, OR on Hwy66 turn southeast off the highway onto the John C. Boyle Powerhouse Road (dirt). Follow this road about 5 miles to the John C. Boyle Powerhouse and then continue another quarter of a mile to the put in.

Take Out: Approximately 7 miles south of the Califarnia-Oregon border on Interstate 5 take the Henley-Hornbrook exit and travel east for about 3 miles at which point turn right onto Ager Road. Follow Ager Road for approximately 3.5 miles and turn left onto Ager-Beswick Road. Drive on Ager-Beswick Road for about 15.5 miles to the BLM take out called 'Fishing Access 1' on river left. An alternate take out for shorter trips is another 6 miles up this road at the BLM Stateline River Access.

Hell's Corner on the Klamath River

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

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