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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 - Trout Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Wind River

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Tributary - Trout Creek Info
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Put In:  FR 43
Take Out:  Wind River
Difficulty:  Class IV + , Class V
Gradient:  First 3.5 miles are 194 fpm, the rest drops 76 fpm
Run Length:  3.5 - 6.3 miles
Current Streamflow:  1520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:00 AM - CLACKAMAS RIVER ABOVE THREE LYNX CREEK, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  503-261-9246
Good Level:  200 - 600 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

There is no gauge for this creek. This usually runs when the Clackamas River above Three Lynx Creek gauge reads 3,000 - 4,000 cfs. The optimum flow for a first time run is 3,400 - 3,600 cfs.

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

Usually runs during snowmelt season and after a few days of heavy rain.

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  The upper section of Trout Creek consists of nearly continuous class IV/V boulder gardens to the take out near the lake. The lower section consists of pool drop class III/IV boulder gardens until the confluence with the Wind River just above Initiation Rapid.
Hazards:  Watch out for logs on both sections. Try your best to scout the upper section of this creek.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed private and public land
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 215 miles (3 hours 42 minutes) Southeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Carson take Wind River Road toward Stabler. In Stabler turn west onto Hemlock Road, follow this for 1.3 miles to Forest Road 43. Drive up Forest Road, the dam at the downstream end of the lake is an optional take out for the upper run and put in for the lower run. To get to a better take out continue upriver for 1.3 miles on Forest Road 43 to the small footbridge, take out here.

Put In: To reach the put in continue up Forest Road 43 for 3.5 miles to the bridge over trout creek.

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