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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Located in:
Bend, OR

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Tributary - Thomas Creek, Hannah Bridge Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Santiam River - South Fork

Tributary - Thomas Creek, Hannah Bridge Info
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Put In:  Hannah Bridge
Take Out:  Gilkey Covered Bridge
Difficulty:  Class I +
Gradient:  15 fpm
Run Length:  12.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  990 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - THOMAS CREEK NEAR SCIO, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400 - 1,500 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, 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:  Steep rocky pool drop class II through a forested logging area with great scenery except for a few clear cuts.
Hazards:  This can be a technical run for beginner kayakers and open boaters.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Lots of private property, stay on the river.
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. Before entering Scio turn left onto Gilkey Road west for 3.2 miles and turn right at the “T” intersection. Take out is below the Gilkey Covered Bridge on river right.

Put In: From the take out return to Oregon 226 and turn left. Follow Oregon 226 through Scio and take a right onto Morrison Camp Road, put in at the bridge just off Oregon 226.

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  • Rogue Riverkeeper
  • Water Watch
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  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
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  • Oregon Whitewater Association
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