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Old Mill Town Run Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Deschutes River

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Old Mill Town Run Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Farewell Bend Park
Take Out:  Colorado Avenue Bridge
Difficulty:  Class I
Run Length:  1.3 miles
Current Streamflow:  897 cfs @ 03/03/2015 11:30 AM - BENO - Deschutes River at Benham Falls, OR, reading taken from USBR
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Primary Season: 
Hazards:  You must takeout upstream of the Colorado Avenue Bridge. The dam structure below the bridge is a death trap. The current picks up and draws you to the dam as you pass under the bridge. Be safe and get over early.
Water Craft:  canoe,touring,inner tube
Land Ownership:  Private except for the public access points.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), Southeast 131 miles of Salem, Or
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put in: Farewell Bend Park is on Reed Market Road near the Bill Healy Bridge just upstream of the Old Mill District.

Take out: You can use one of two public access points. One is on river left just above the Colorado Avenue Bridge and the other is on river right about 200 yards upstream of the bridge.

Note: During the summer months the city of Bend runs a free shuttle for all tubers on this section.

Old Mill Town Run on the Deschutes River

Last Edited by josho on 4/25/2011

Towns near Old Mill Town Run Kayak Tours

Bend Oregon
La Pine Oregon
Madras Oregon
Prineville Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Sisters Oregon
Sunriver Oregon

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