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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Tributary - Wiley Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Santiam River - South Fork

Tributary - Wiley Creek Info
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Put In:  Upper Bridge
Take Out:  Middle Bridge
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V - Continuous/Pool Drop , Portage
Gradient:  102 fpm
Run Length:  7 miles
Current Streamflow:  460 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:48 AM - WILEY CREEK NEAR FOSTER, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  300 - 1,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

First time down try to run this creek on the low side of good

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy, this creek only runs after a few days of heavy rain
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Very scenic canyon through a logging area. Many class III/IV ledges and boulder gardens
Hazards:  Scout Taint Natural and Cascade Falls. This run often contains wood. At levels above 4 feet expect large holes.
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Public Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Sweet Home drive east on US20 and turn right onto Wiley Creek Drive. Follow Wiley Creek Drive for 3.7 miles then turn right and cross over the Little Wiley Creek. After Little Wiley Creek continue .7 miles to the fork, the bridge immediately after is the take out.

Put In: From the take out continue upriver on Wiley Creek Drive for 3 miles. If the gate is locked start the 3 mile hike to the put in, if it is unlocked continue driving for about 4 miles to the road bridge on the right.

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  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
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  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
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