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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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Stabler to High Bridge Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Wind River

Allstar guided trip, Climax Rapid at high flows
Allstar guided trip, Climax Rapid at medium flows Somewhere in the upper 3 miles of continuous class 4 at high flows

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Stabler to High Bridge Info
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Put In:  Stabler
Take Out:  High Bridge
Difficulty:  Class IV + @ 400 - 1,000 cfs , Class V @ 1,000 to 1,500 cfs
Gradient:  87 ft/mi
Run Length:  6 miles
Current Streamflow:  1520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:00 AM - CLACKAMAS RIVER ABOVE THREE LYNX CREEK, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400 - 1,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

No gauge for this river exist, this section is usually running when the Clackamas at Three Lynx gauge reads 1,800 - 5,000 cfs.

Season Comments:  April, May, June
Primary Season: 

Usually runs during snowmelt season, or after a few days of heavy rain

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Many tightly spaced boulder gardens containing 3 to 5 foot ledge drops, this section of the Wind is challenging enough to keep most boaters entertained.
Hazards:  Scout Initiation, Ram's Horn, and Climax rapids. Wood can sometimes be an issue on this stretch of river so be aware. Only Expert rafters should attempt to raft this section because of the possibility of would in this continuous stretch.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 215 miles Southeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: From Carson, Washington, drive north on Wind River Road, crossing the Wind River, and proceeding north to Stabler. Take a left onto Hemlock Road again crossing the Wind River. This bridge is the put-in.

Take-out: From Wind River Road, turn left on High Bridge Road, some 2 miles north of Carson. Take a right on Old Detour Road and proceed down to the take-out.

Towns near Stabler to High Bridge Kayaking

Baker City Oregon
Hood River Oregon
Pendleton Oregon
The Dalles Oregon

Other Resources

Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • Desert Kayak & Canoe Club
  • Paddle Trails Canoe Club
  • The Mountaineers
  • Washington Kayak Club
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