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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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North Fork Alsea River Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Alsea River

North Fork Alsea River Info
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Put In:  North Fork Bridge
Take Out:  Mill Creek Park
Difficulty:  Class I
Gradient:  15 fpm
Run Length:  6 miles
Current Streamflow:  3870 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - ALSEA RIVER NEAR TIDEWATER, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400 - 1,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  The flow at North Fork brige is about one fourth of the flow at Tidewater.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy
Permit:  None
Character/Similar To:  Swift moving flat water with great scenery.
Hazards:  Occasional brush or logs in part of the main channel, also some rock dodging may be required at low water. The only challenging rapids on this section are at the put. Because of possibilities of wood this is not a good beginner run.
Water Craft:  kayak,canoe,touring,inner tube
Land Ownership:  Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 76.8 miles (1 hour 57 minutes) Southwest of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: On Oregon 34 at mile post 43, put in on the upstream side of the bridge.

Take Out: On Oregon 34 at milepost 38.3 take out at Mill Creek Park.

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