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Redsides Hole Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the McKenzie River

Redsides Hole Info
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Put In:  Redsides Log Scaling Station
Take Out: 
Difficulty:  Park & Play
Current Streamflow:  1050 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - MCKENZIE R BLW TRAIL BR DAM NR BELKNAP SPRINGS, OR, reading taken from USGS
Streamflow Comments:  This hole is almost always in all summer long.
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Primary Season:  Summer is the best time to play here, the cold water is very refreshing on hot days.
Hazards:  Cold water, wear your skull cap.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics:  Highway 126 just east of Eugene Oregon. The wave is near milepost 43 about 2 miles upstream of Blue River. Look for large pullout on the left side of the road.

Redsides Hole on the McKenzie River
Redsides hole is a great place to learn your playboating basics or expand your abilities. The upper wave is a fun smooth surf great for flat spins and wave tricks. The lower hole is a fun bouncy ride. For the experienced paddler the lower hole offers endless cartwheels and big loops. This is one of the few reliable park and play spots during the summer in Oregon.

Last Edited by doldfield on 12/28/2009

Towns near Redsides Hole Kayaking

Albany Oregon
Bend Oregon
Eugene Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Lebanon Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Salem Oregon
Sisters Oregon
Springfield Oregon

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