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Sandy Gorge Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Sandy River

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Sandy Gorge Info
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Put In:  Marmot Dam
Take Out:  Revenue Bridge
Difficulty:  Class IV
Gradient:  40 ft/mi
Run Length:  6.0 miles
Current Streamflow:  2520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - SANDY RIVER BLW BULL RUN RIVER, NR BULL RUN, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  503-261-9246. Flow at Bull Run minus 600cfs.
Good Level:  800 - 3,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Primary Season: 
Permit:  None required.
Character/Similar To:  Isolated mountain stream in a forested canyon; steep and technical.
Hazards:  Log hazards, difficult scouts, secluded canyon.
Land Ownership:  Mostly private.
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 30 miles Southeast of Portland
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: Cross Revenue Bridge, the take out, and continue east on Marmot Road (paved) for about 8 miles keeping right at all main intersections. Just beyond the diversion canal from the Sandy and Bull Run Rivers, turn right onto a gravel road that leads down to the river.

Take Out: From Portland, drive east on US Highway 26 (the Mount Hood Highway) to the town of Sandy. On the east side of town turn left (north) on Ten Eyck Road toward Bull Run and Oral Hall parks. Take a sharp left at the first intersection and continue for just over a mile to Revenue Bridge. The take out is on the left shore down a steep trail.

Sandy Gorge on the Sandy River

Last Edited by josho on 5/2/2011

Towns near Sandy Gorge Kayaking

Clackamas Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Hood River Oregon
Madras Oregon
Portland Oregon
Sandy Oregon
Tualatin Oregon

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