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River Shuttle Services:

Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Hell’s Canyon Shuttle, Inc. is a family owned business and has been providing the rafting community of Hell’s Canyon dependable sh (more...)

Paddlesports Shops:

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Located in:
Bend, OR

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The Upper Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Wind River

The Upper Video

Head Cam Footage of the Upper Wind
The Upper Info
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Put In:  Above Falls Creek
Take Out:  Mineral Springs Road
Difficulty:  Class III +
Gradient:  91 fpm
Run Length:  3.4 miles
Current Streamflow:  1520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:00 AM - CLACKAMAS RIVER ABOVE THREE LYNX CREEK, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  503-261-9246
Good Level:  300 - 500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this river. Usually if the Clackamas River above Three Lynx Creek Gauge reads 3,500 - 5,000 cfs there is enough water to paddle this section of the Wind River.
Season Comments:  January, March, April, May, June, October, November
Primary Season:  This section of the Wind usually runs during regular snowmelt season or after a few days of heavy rain. Access during the winter can be very difficult.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Fun technical class III/III+ rapids, the put in starts as a very low volume creek and after Falls Creek enters the flow will almost double.
Hazards:  Some drops should be scouted for wood on this run.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 215 miles (3 hours 42 minutes) Southeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Carson drive upriver on Wind River Road, in 14.3 miles stay straight onto Mineral Springs Road. Shortly you will arrive at the take out bridge.

Put In: Return to Wind River Road and continue up river for 3.4 miles, soon the river will begin to flatten out. Put in when the road is near the river.

Other Resources

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