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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
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Bend, OR

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Tributary - Salmon River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Sandy River

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Tributary - Salmon River Info
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Put In:  Wilderness Trailhead
Take Out:  Arrah-Wanna Road
Difficulty:  Class II + , Class III Continuous
Gradient:  64 fpm
Run Length:  5.3 miles
Current Streamflow:  2520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - SANDY RIVER BLW BULL RUN RIVER, NR BULL RUN, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  3,000 cfs and up
Streamflow Comments: 

There is no gauge for this river. A minimum flow for this river is 3,000 cfs on the Sandy River Near Bull Run gauge.

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

Rainy, this river only runs after a few days of heavy rain.

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Continuous class II rapids running through a scenic forested gorge with many side creeks
Hazards:  Watch for wood
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Sandy head east on US 26 for 15.5 and turn left onto Arrah-Wanna Road. Take out is below the bridge over the river.

Put In: To reach the put in return to US 26, turn right and continue for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Salmon River Road and drive for 5.2 miles, put in below the bridge crossing over the river.

Tributary - Salmon River on the Sandy River

Last Edited by josho on 5/2/2011

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  • Western Rivers Conservancy
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  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Oregon Whitewater Association
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