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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
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Tributary - Thomas Creek, Hall Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Santiam River - South Fork

Tributary - Thomas Creek, Hall Creek Info
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Put In:  Hall Creek
Take Out:  5-Mile Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV Technical, Pool Drop
Gradient:  68 fpm
Run Length:  5 miles
Current Streamflow:  990 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - THOMAS CREEK NEAR SCIO, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  800 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy, this section of creek only runs after a few days of heavy rain
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  This creek falls from the mountain with pool drop character in a steep river valley.
Hazards:  Three class IV ledge drops should be scouted and can usually be portaged on river left. At mile 2.5 there is a log jam that usually blocks the flow of the river and is often a mandatory portage. This creek flows through a large logging area always scout each drop for wood.
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  This entire run is on private property
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 Thomas Creek Road and follow for 6.9 miles to the take out at a side road bridge.

Put In: From the take out continue up river veering right at all other roads. Go straight at the intersection 3.9 miles from the take out. Take a right at the next intersection, 4 miles from the take out. Put in at one of the side roads 6 to 7 miles above the take out.

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