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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Hood River



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Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina Info
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Put In:  Tucker Bridge
Take Out:  Hood River Marina
Difficulty:  Class III , Portage
Gradient:  60 ft/mi
Run Length:  5 miles
Current Streamflow:  607 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - HOOD RIVER AT TUCKER BRIDGE, NEAR HOOD RIVER, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  About two-thirds of the flow at Tucker Bridge
Good Level:  800+ cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Levels above 5 feet are optimal

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

Rainy and snowmelt

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Good Class III action at high water.
Hazards:  Portage around Powerdale Dam on river left.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Forest
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 114 miles Northeast of Salem
Area Name:  Pacific West
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: From Hood River, Oregon, head northeast on I-84 to Hwy 35. Head south on Hwy 35 some 6.5 miles and turn right toward the town of Odell. Continue through Odell to Tucker Road and bear right and proceed another 1.5 miles to Tucker Bridge.

Take-out: From Hood River, Oregon, head northeast on I-84 to the Hood River/White Salmon exit and head north to the Hood River Marina.


Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina on the Hood River

This is a fun class II+/III at medium flows, at high flows, above 8 feet, this becomes a good class III+/IV run with a big water feel. 1.5 miles into the run you will reach the Powerdale Dam. When the dam comes into view pull off the river on the left and start your portage. Below the dam there is more fun class II+ white water that involves quick decision making around boulders and other obstacles. The last little bit of the run is fast moving calm water, take out is on the west end of the Hood River Marina.


Last Edited by josho on 5/3/2011
 

Towns near Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina Kayaking

Baker City Oregon
Bend Oregon
Clackamas Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Hood River Oregon
Madras Oregon
Maupin Oregon
Portland Oregon
Prineville Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Sandy Oregon
Stevenson Washington
The Dalles Oregon
Tualatin Oregon
White Salmon Washington


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