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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 - Zigzag River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Sandy River

Tributary - Zigzag River Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Toll Gate Campground
Take Out:  Sandy River
Difficulty:  Class III + , Class IV -
Gradient:  108 fpm
Run Length:  3.2 miles
Current Streamflow:  2520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - SANDY RIVER BLW BULL RUN RIVER, NR BULL RUN, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  11.5 - 14 feet
Streamflow Comments:  No gauge exsists for this river. This section only runs after a few days of hard rain. A minimum flow for this run is 11 feet on the Sandy River Near Bull Run gauge. Good flows are between 11.5 and 14 feet on the Sandy River Near Bull Run Gauge. At flows above 14 feet this section becomes very demanding
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy
Permit:  None
Hazards:  Logjams are usually present. Steep gradient and continuous whitewater
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  forested with an occasional cabin
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Portland go east on US 26 past Gresham. Continue down US 26 and turn north onto East Lolo Pass Road, in .2 miles cross over the Zig Zag River and turn left to reach the take out.

Put In: Return to US 26 and head east for 2.8 miles, follow the signs to Toll Gate Campgound.

Towns near Tributary - Zigzag River Kayaking

Clackamas Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Hood River Oregon
Madras Oregon
Portland Oregon
Sandy Oregon
Tualatin Oregon

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  • Rogue Riverkeeper
  • Water Watch
  • Western Rivers Conservancy
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  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
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