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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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Leaburg Dam to Hendricks Bridge Wayside Kayak & Canoe Touring on the McKenzie River

Leaburg Dam to Hendricks Bridge Wayside Info
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Put In:  Prince Helfirch Boat Landing
Take Out:  Hendricks Bridge Wayside
Difficulty:  Class II Continuous
Gradient:  14 fpm
Run Length:  15 miles
Current Streamflow:  4130 cfs @ 12/14/2016 08:30 AM - MCKENZIE RIVER BLW LEABURG DAM, NR LEABURG, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  900-2,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Dam-controlled, this section of river runs all year long
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Because of the continuous gradient, this section of river is always swift moving class II wave trains
Hazards:  At one point some of the river is pulled into an irrigation ditch on river right.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From Oregon 126 turn at, and cross Leaburg Dam, put in at the drift boat slide just below the dam.

Take Out: From Oregon 126 at Mile 11.5, park at Hendricks Bridge Wayside. Take out river right.

Towns near Leaburg Dam to Hendricks Bridge Wayside Kayak Tours

Albany Oregon
Bend Oregon
Eugene Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Lebanon Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Roseburg Oregon
Salem Oregon
Sisters Oregon
Springfield Oregon

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