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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
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Bend, OR

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Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Deschutes River

Awbrey Falls  at 580 cfs
Nick under the bridge in Tumalo at 580 cfs Nick in a class III rapid at 580 cfs

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Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park Info
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Put In:  Tumalo State Park
Take Out:  Cline Falls State Park
Difficulty:  Class III , Portage
Gradient:  21 fpm
Run Length:  14.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  85 cfs @ 10/09/2014 04:30 AM - DEBO - Deschutes River Below Bend, OR, reading taken from USBR
Good Level:  400 - 1,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

This section only runs from mid October to mid April. Most of the water in the Upper Deschutes is Diverted into Canals during the summer.

Permit:  There is a $3 parking fee in Tumalo State Park.
Hazards:  Mandatory portage around Awbrey Falls, portage river right. Watch out for fences crossing the river. This is a long section of river with cold water and air temperatures, bring proper clothing to avoid hypothermia. Also this is a deep river canyon with few places to escape, and almost no cell phone service.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Private property on upper half of the run, stay on river.
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Tumalo State Park drive north on O.B. Riley Road until the intersection with US 20. Cross US 20 and continue on Cook Ave. through the town of Tumalo. Continue straight and the road will become Cline Falls Highway. For a short afternoon run turn right at Tumalo Road and take out at the bridge. To get to the Cline Falls take out continue down Cline Falls Highway for 10 miles until Oregon 126. At Oregon 126 turn east towards Redmond, then follow the signs into Cline Falls State Park.

Put In: From Highway 97 in Bend turn north onto O.B. Riley Road and continue until Tumalo State Park on the right. To avoid parking fees drive past Tumalo State Park across the bridge and park in the pull out on the right.

Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park on the Deschutes River

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

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