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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Tributary - Winberry Creek, Winberry Campground Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Willamette River

Tributary - Winberry Creek, Winberry Campground Info
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Put In:  Winberry Campground
Take Out:  Fall Creek Reservoir
Difficulty:  Class III + , Class V Technical, Pool Drop , Portage Bridge Over Troubled Waters Rapid
Gradient:  45 fpm
Run Length:  4.8 miles
Current Streamflow:  244 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - WINBERRY CREEK NEAR LOWELL,OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  541-937-3852
Good Level:  300 - 800 cfs
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:  Good introduction creek, lots of pool drop rapids and ledges in a forested canyon. Great place for beginner kayakers to get used to creek boating.
Hazards:  First 100 yards of Winberry Creek contains many logs for fish habitat, be very careful in this area. Bridge Over Troubled Water is a class V drop that has been run but it contains a bad pin spot. This drop has a definite horizon line, portage this drop on the river left.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  Winberry Campground at the put in.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 87.1 miles (1 hour 49 minutes) South of Salem
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From I-5 take OR 58 east towards Dexter and Lookout Point Lake. At the covered bridge turn left and head north toward Unity. In Unity turn right onto West Boundary Creek Road, in .5 miles turn right onto Winberry Creek Road. Continue for 5.5 miles to the take out underneath the first bridge over the creek.

Put In: From the take out upriver on Winberry Creek Road for another 5.6 miles to Winberry Campground.

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