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June Creek Bridge to Collawash River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Clackamas River

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June Creek Bridge to Collawash River Info
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Put In:  June Creek Bridge
Take Out:  Collawash River
Difficulty:  Class III + , Class IV
Gradient:  77 ft/mi
Run Length:  8 miles
Current Streamflow:  1520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:00 AM - CLACKAMAS RIVER ABOVE THREE LYNX CREEK, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  503-261-9246. Clackamas River at Three Lynx.
Good Level:  750 - 4,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

During the rainy season and snowmelt this river can become high.

Permit:  None required.
Character/Similar To:  A forested rocky canyon with pool-drop rapids.
Hazards:  In 1991 the Forest Service cabled logs in the river for fish habitat making this section too dangerous to run, however, many of the logs have been washed away or buried in recent years making this run now possible. Practice extreme care running this section; some cabled logs may still present hazards. This run is not recomended.
Land Ownership:  National Forest
Wilderness:  Partial
Camping on River:  US Forest Service campgrounds along the river.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 50 miles Southeast of Portland
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: Drive southeast on Oregon Highway 224 out of the town of Estacada which is about 35 miles southeast of Portland. Continue on Hwy 224 following the Clackamas upstream along the right bank. Past Three Lynx, Hwy 224 becomes US Forest Service Road 46. Continue on USFS Road46 to June Creek Bridge. Oregon Highway 224 and eventually USFS Road 46 follow along side the river providing alternate access points to customize your run.

Take Out: To reach the confluence with the Collawash River drive southeast on Hwy 224 to Three Lynx power station and then continue about another 8 miles on USFS Road 46 to the confluence.

June Creek Bridge to Collawash River on the Clackamas River

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

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Albany Oregon
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