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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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South Fork, Campbell Falls to 3 Creek Rock Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Umpqua River


South Fork, Campbell Falls to 3 Creek Rock Info
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Put In:  Campbell Falls
Take Out:  Three Creek Rock Picnic Area
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV +
Gradient:  29 fpm
Run Length:  12 miles
Current Streamflow:  2710 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - SOUTH UMPQUA RIVER AT TILLER, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  600 cfs, 4,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  This section will run only after a few days of hard rain or during snowmelt.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy season
Permit:  None
Hazards:  A few class 4+ rapids to watch for. High water turns them into class V. They can be scouted and portaged.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: Off of Route 227 in Tiller, take South Umpqua Road upriver about 5 miles to the take out at Three Creek Picnic Area.

Put In: Follow South Umpqua Road for another 11 miles to the put in at Campbell Falls. Hike 200 yards on a developed trail to the river.


South Fork, Campbell Falls to 3 Creek Rock on the Umpqua River

At the put in you have the option to run the 14-foot Campbell falls or put in 75 yards downstream. If you decide to run the falls you can either take the vertical line or you can hug the river left wall and paddle through a chute. At most levels the main falls looks like the better line.

Mile 1.9(Diversification Rapid): A lower flows this rapid has two different chutes. The left chute is a straight forward line and the right chute makes a sharp turn before you fall off of a 5-foot ledge. This drop can be scouted from the road.

Mile 2.4(Boulder Creek Rapid): About .5 miles further down, when Boulder Creek enters the river; the next big drop is only a few hundred yards away. This drop is very similar to Diversification. Scout this rapid from the road.

Mile 10.5(Triple Drop Rapid): Near the take out you come across the last drop big rapid of the run. Triple Drop is a long rapid with three distinct drops in quick succession. Scout this rapid from the road.

Mile 12(Take-Out): A few miles below Triple Drop take out on river right at Three Creeks Picnic area.


Last Edited by doldfield on 1/4/2010
 

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