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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Tributary - Lake Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Siuslaw River

Tributary - Lake Creek Info
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Put In:  Deadwood Creek
Take Out:  Tide on Siuslaw River
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III , Class IV Pool Drop
Gradient:  26 fpm
Run Length:  8 miles
Current Streamflow:  5190 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - SIUSLAW RIVER NEAR MAPLETON, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  9 - 14 feet
Streamflow Comments:  The flow of Lake Creek at Deadwood is usually about 1/3 of the flow of the Suislaw on the Suislaw near Mapleton Gauge. A level of 7 -8 feet is the lowest it should be run, between 11 and 13 feet is the best time for play boating, and anything above 14 feet is big water. Redhill Wave is good from 9 - 9.5 feet and Mill Wave is good from 9 feet until eddy service is lost around 13 feet. Grassy Wave is good starting at 10 feet but doesnt become deep until around 11 feet.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy
Permit:  None Presently Required
Character/Similar To:  Lake Creek is a big water run. At low flows this section is considered class II+ and a difficult run for open canoes. At high flows expect world class play waves, this section of river is home to the best playboating in oregon.
Hazards:  The Horn rapid is a class III rapid with big waves and holes. Scout this rapid from the shuttle drive.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed private and public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 102 miles (2 hours 20 minutes) Southwest of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From OR 99 in Eugene turn left onto Clear Lake Road and drive for 12.2 miles. Turn left onto OR 36 west and follow it for 29.2 miles to Deadwood. Put in just below the confluence of Lake Creek and Deadwood Creek.

Take Out: From the put in continue down river on OR 36 until the take out in the town of Mapleton.

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