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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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Riverside City Park to Elgin Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Grande Ronde River

Riverside City Park to Elgin Info
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Put In:  Riverside City Park
Take Out:  Elgin
Difficulty:  Class I
Run Length:  32 miles
Good Level:  600 - 5,000 cfs
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June
Primary Season:  Snowmelt and rainy, this section only runs after continuous heavy rain, or snowmelt during the warm months
Permit:  Permits will soon be required for all private boating parties. Permits will be free of charge, non-regulatory, and self-issued. Call the Baker Resource Area Office at (541)523-1256.
Character/Similar To:  Swift moving flatwater with great scenery and occasional wildlife.
Hazards:  Watch out for barbed wire crossing the river
Water Craft:  kayak,canoe,touring
Land Ownership:  Private
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From I-84 take the La Grande exit 261. Turn left towards town, at a five way stop turn right. In one block take a right onto Spruce Street, continue down this road about 1 mile until you reach River City Park.

Take Out: From I-84 take Oregon 82 north until you reach the town of Elgin. Take out at the bridge on the north end of town.

Towns near Riverside City Park to Elgin Kayak Tours

Baker City Oregon
Madras Oregon
Ontario Oregon
Pendleton Oregon
Prineville Oregon
The Dalles Oregon

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  • Rogue Riverkeeper
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  • Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Travel Guides
  • Oregon Vacation & Travel Planner