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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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Marmot Bridge to Marmot Dam Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Sandy River

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Marmot Bridge to Marmot Dam Info
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Put In:  Marmot Bridge
Take Out:  Marmot Diversion Dam
Difficulty:  Class II + , Class IV Alder Creek Rapid
Gradient:  33 fpm
Run Length:  6 miles
Current Streamflow:  2520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - SANDY RIVER BLW BULL RUN RIVER, NR BULL RUN, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  700 cfs and above
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

Rainy and snowmelt seasons, this section only runs after a few days of heavy rain, or a few days of very warm weather

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Some continuous and some pool drop class II warm up for the next section of river through Sandy Gorge
Hazards:  Alder Creek Falls is a class IV rapid. Scout or portage this drop in the river right bank.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mix of Private and public
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: Take out 1 mile upstream of Alder Creek at Wildcat Creek. There is no public river access at the former site of Marmot Dam.

Put In: From Portland take US 26 west for 37 miles and turn north onto Sleepy Hollow Road. Follow this road for 1 mile, put in under the bridge to the left of the road.

Marmot Bridge to Marmot Dam on the Sandy River

Last Edited by josho on 5/2/2011

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