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Tributary - Mohawk River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the McKenzie River

Tributary - Mohawk River Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Gate on Mohawk River Road
Take Out:  Hileman Road Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III - Continuous, Technical
Gradient:  39 fpm
Run Length:  5.8 miles
Current Streamflow:  1600 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - MOHAWK RIVER NEAR SPRINGFIELD, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy, this section of river only runs after a few days of heavy rain
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  This is a great stretch for the intermediate creek boater, although it is class II/III boaters must beware of the many strainers. This section has continuous gradient and technical drops
Hazards:  Logging area always scout for wood
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Wilderness with some Residential
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From I-5 take the Brownsville exit, between Albany and Eugene, and travel east on Oregon 228. Just past Crawfordsville turn south onto Brush Creek Road. Follow this road for about 8 miles until you reach the Mohawk River Road intersection. Turn east and follow this road to until you reach a locked gate, put in here.

Take Out: Return to Brush Creek Road and head south. Take out under the bridge on Hileman Road.

Tributary - Mohawk River on the McKenzie River

The first mile of this run contains the hardest whitewater on the section. Look for a few ledges, one ledge being a class III-, 4 foot drop. Below this is another 5 foot slide into a calm pool. For the rest of the run expect continuous class II with the possibility of strainers. Scout around each corner of this run because this is a logging area and wood is constantly changing in the river.

At mile 5 there is a river wide log that creates a 2 foot ledge drop. Approach this ledge drop with caution and always scout for new wood.

Last Edited by doldfield on 3/25/2010

Towns near Tributary - Mohawk River Kayaking

Albany Oregon
Bend Oregon
Eugene Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Lebanon Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Roseburg Oregon
Salem Oregon
Sisters Oregon
Springfield Oregon

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