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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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Milepost 3 to Swisshome Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Siuslaw River

Milepost 3 to Swisshome Info
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Put In:  Milepost 3
Take Out:  Swisshome
Difficulty:  Class I + , Class II + Continuous
Gradient:  16 fpm
Run Length:  8 miles
Current Streamflow:  5190 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - SIUSLAW RIVER NEAR MAPLETON, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  2,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  This river usually only runs after a few days of heavy rain.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy
Permit:  None Presently Required
Character/Similar To:  This stretch of water mostly consists of fast moving water with 3 class II+ rapids. Expect to see many side creeks with tall waterfalls. Although this stretch runs along side a dirt road with private homes, it has a very secluded feeling.
Hazards:  Scout all three class II+ rapids during the shuttle drive. Each drop is marked by a railroad crossing the river. It is also possible to portage each drop from river level.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,canoe,touring
Land Ownership:  Mostly public with a few private homes near the river. When paddling this stretch it is hard to notice the private land.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 102 miles (2 hours 20 minutes) Southwest of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From Eugene take OR 126 for 34 miles just past Linslaw County Park. A short distance past the park, take the next right and cross the bridge. Turn left onto Stagecoach Road. Follow Stagecoach Road down river for 3 miles, put in is at the small boat ramp.

Take Out: To reach the take out continue down river on Stagecoach Road for 8.2 miles until you reach the take out on river right just above the confluence with Lake Creek.

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  • Rogue Riverkeeper
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  • Western Rivers Conservancy
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  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
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  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
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