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Pringle Falls Run Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Deschutes River

Pringle Falls from the NF 43 bridge at 1750 cfs
Pringle Falls from a different angle at 1750 cfs Sign marking the Deschutes and Pringle Falls on NF 43 Road Entrance to Pringle falls at 1750 cfs

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Pringle Falls Run Info
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Put In:  Wyeth Campground
Take Out:  Pringle Falls Campground
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  28 ft/mi
Run Length:  1.75 miles
Current Streamflow:  997 cfs @ 10/09/2014 04:30 AM - WICO - Deschutes River below Wickiup Res., OR, reading taken from USBR
Good Level:  500 - 1,800 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Flows are very regulated by Wickiup Reservoir. From mid-April to mid-October the Deschutes River will be at summer time flows which can vary between 1,500-2,000. Winter time flows will be between 450-900.

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Permit:  None required at this time. However, daily parking permits are necessary for the national forest campgrounds.
Hazards:  Pringle Falls is a class III - IV rapid. Other than that the run is fairly flat.
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private.
Camping on River:  Only at the national forest campgrounds
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 165 miles Southeast of Salem
Area Name:  Pacific Region
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take-out: From US 97, about 2 miles north of La Pine, Oregon, turn west onto Forest Road 43(located at a sign to the Wickiup Reservoir). Continue on Forest Road 43 until about 1/2 mile before the bridge spanning the Deschutes River. take a right on Forest Road 4350. Follow the signs to pringle falls campground.

Put-in: Return to Forest Road 43 and continue east over the bridge spanning the Deschutes and take your first left after the bridge, Forest Road 4370. This road leads to Wyeth campground and take-out.

Pringle Falls Run on the Deschutes River

Last Edited by josho on 4/25/2011

Towns near Pringle Falls Run Kayaking

Bend Oregon
Klamath Falls Oregon
La Pine Oregon
Oakridge Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Sisters Oregon
Sunriver Oregon

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