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Three Lynx Run Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Clackamas River

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Three Lynx Run Info
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Put In:  Three Lynx Power Station
Take Out:  North Fork Reservoir
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  43 ft/mi
Run Length:  13 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. Clackamas River at Three Lynx.
Good Level:  1,000 - 5,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Permit:  None required.
Character/Similar To:  Forested, rocky, canyon with mostly pool-drop rapids.
Hazards:  Possible log hazards, cold water. Big Rapids
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  National Forest
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  USFS campgrounds along the river.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 40 miles Southeast of Portland
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: Oregon Highway 224 follows the river providing many alternate access points to customize your run. To reach the put in at Three Lynx power station take Hwy 224 southeast out of Estacada. Follow the river upstream to the Three Lynx power station and continue about 1/4 of a mile past the power station to Sandstone Road. Put in on the left bank at the Sandstone Road Bridge also known as the upper Highway 224 bridge.

Take Out: Memaloose Scaling Station is the last take out possible on the Upper Clackamas. Traveling southeast from Estacada on Hwy 224 proceed to the upper end of North Fork Reservoir. Continue for about 2 miles past Promontory Park and turn onto the dirt road to the river and the scaling station.

Three Lynx Run on the Clackamas River

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

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