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River Shuttle Services:

Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Hell’s Canyon Shuttle, Inc. is a family owned business and has been providing the rafting community of Hell’s Canyon dependable sh (more...)
 
 
 
 

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Located in:
Bend, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe has the largest selection of whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, recreational kayaks, paddleboards and can (more...)
 
 
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Tributary - Thomas Creek, 5-Mile Bridge Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Santiam River - South Fork


Tributary - Thomas Creek, 5-Mile Bridge Info
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Put In:  5-Mile Bridge
Take Out:  Hannah Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II + , Portage
Gradient:  40 fpm
Run Length:  9.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  990 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - THOMAS CREEK NEAR SCIO, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  900 - 2,500 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy, usually rains after a few days of heavy rain.
Permit:  None presently required
Hazards:  There is a mandatory portage around the Old Jordan Dam and the chute just below it. Watch for brush that sits in the main current.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Albany take US 20 east and then turn onto Oregon 226 east. Continue on Oregon 226 until the town of Scio. From Scio continue east on Oregon 226, just outside of Scio take a right onto Camp Morrison Drive, take out is under the bridge just off Oregon 226.

Put In: From the take out return to Oregon 226 and turn right. Just up the road turn right onto Thomas Creek Drive, continue on this road for 6.9 miles to the put in.





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