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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Tributary - Jordan Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Wilson River

Tributary - Jordan Creek Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Headwaters
Take Out:  Wilsom River
Difficulty:  Class III to III+
Gradient:  70 fpm
Run Length:  7.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  2360 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - WILSON RIVER NEAR TILLAMOOK, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  150 - 500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for Jordan Creek. If the Wilson River near Tillamook gauge reads 3,000 cfs and is going up or 5,000 cfs and going down then Jordan Creek should be runnable.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy, this section only runs after a few days of heavy rain
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Jordan Creek is a great introduction to creek boating, the drops come in quick succession and they should all be scouted. Because of the narrowness of this creek wood is constantly a problem. Low water offers many fun tight slots, high water offers many big holes and a continuous nature.
Hazards:  The only real hazards on this section are logs and brush over-hanging into the river. This run can be very difficult for beginner creek boaters at high levels.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 94.1 miles (1 hour 58 minutes) Northwest of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Tillamook drive east on Oregon 6 until Jordan Creek Road. The take out is at the confluence of the Wilson and Jordan Creek.

Put In: Drive up Jordan Creek Road for 5 miles, you will cross over the creek many times on the way to the put in. The road becomes washed out at mile 5, you can either hike the remaining miles to run the hardest drop on the run in the upper gorge or you can put in at the end of the road.

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