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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Bend, OR

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Middle Fork, Dexter Dam to Jasper County Park Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Willamette River

Middle Fork, Dexter Dam to Jasper County Park Info
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Put In:  Dexter Dam
Take Out:  Jasper County Park
Difficulty:  Class I , Class II Continuous
Gradient:  14 fpm
Run Length:  8 miles
Current Streamflow:  9140 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - MIDDLE FORK WILLAMETTE RIVER AT JASPER, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  541-937-3852
Good Level:  2,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season:  This section of river is dam-controlled and runs all year long
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Mostly swift moving flat water with a few class II rapids
Hazards:  About half way through the run the river has many different channels. There are a few potentially dangerous logjams in these channels.
Water Craft:  kayak,canoe,touring
Land Ownership:  Mixed private and public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 80.2 miles (1 hour 29 minutes) South of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From I-5 take OR 58 east, turn north onto OR 222 towards Jasper and follow the signs to Jasper County Park.

Put In: From the take out return to OR 58 and drive up river until the put in at Dexter State Park.

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  • Rogue Riverkeeper
  • Water Watch
  • Western Rivers Conservancy
  • Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Travel Guides
  • Oregon Vacation & Travel Planner