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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Moonshine County Park to Sam Creek Bridge Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Siletz River

Moonshine County Park to Sam Creek Bridge Info
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Put In:  Moonshine County Park
Take Out:  Sam Creek Bridge
Difficulty:  Class I , Class II Continuous
Gradient:  12 fpm
Run Length:  7 miles
Current Streamflow:  2900 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - SILETZ RIVER AT SILETZ, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400 - 2,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  At low flows, 400 - 1,000 cfs, this is a great run for beginner kayakers and open boaters. In some spots the river can be shallow but there are many good eddies and small surf waves. At high flows, 1,000 - 2,000 cfs, the current becomes more swift and some waves become big enough to swamp an open canoe.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  This section of river usually runs most of the winter because of heavy rain. Spring is the best time for this run because of the high flows and sunny skies
Permit:  None presently required for river use. Parking fee required at Moonshine County Park.
Character/Similar To:  Continuous shallow riffles with lots of eddies. At most levels there are a few small play waves that would be great for beginner kayakers.
Hazards:  No particular hazards on this run. Always look for wood
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed private and public land
Camping on River:  Moonshine County Park is a very nice campground with restrooms and showers. Also during the weekend there is free camping throughout the roads surrounding the river
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 78.8 miles (1 hour 59 minutes) Southwest of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Corvallis take US 20 west for 39.5 miles. Turn north onto Sams Creek Road and follow it for 5.5 miles until Twin Bridges County Park.

Put In: From the take out cross the river and turn right onto Logsden Road. In 3 miles turn left onto Moonshine Road and continue for 3.5 miles to the take out at Moonshine State Park.

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