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Hollywood Road to Lake Billy Chinook Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Crooked River

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Hollywood Road to Lake Billy Chinook Info
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Put In:  Hollywood Road
Take Out:  Lake Billy Chinook
Difficulty:  Class III + , Class IV , Portage
Gradient:  35 ft/mi
Run Length:  9 miles
Current Streamflow:  3300 cfs @ 04/25/2010 01:00 AM - CROO - Crooked River bel Opal Springs nr Culver, OR , reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,000 - 5,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

Unlike the upper section, this section has enough water all year.

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Pool drop class II/III with good scenery. Most rapids are straight forward.
Hazards:  Portage around Opal Springs Dam
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Highway 97, just north of Terrebonne follow the signs to Lake Billy Chinook. When you reach Lake Billy Chinook, follow the road on the west side of the lake until you reach the first bridge. Take out is at the first bridge.

Put In: From Highway 97, in Terrebonne follow the signs to Crooked River Ranch. When you reach Crooked River Ranch go past the clubhouse and turn right at the church. Park in the gravel to the left, stay clear of the gate. Hike down the trail for about 1.8 miles and put in below China Dam.

Hollywood Road to Lake Billy Chinook on the Crooked River

During the summer time this is a great run for a solid class III paddlers looking for an adventure. This trip starts off with a long hike into the Crooked River Canyon. When you reach the end of the trail you can look back up at the class V China Dam Rapid before you put on. All of the rapids are Pool Drop so you have plenty of time to look at the canyon walls. Remember to portage around Opal Springs Dam after a long section of flatwater. Below the dam there are a few more class II rapids and a long paddle out in Lake Billy Chinook.

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

Towns near Hollywood Road to Lake Billy Chinook Kayaking

Bend Oregon
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Redmond Oregon
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