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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Located in:
Bend, OR

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Upper Sandy - Zigzag River to Marmot Bridge Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Sandy River

Upper Sandy - Zigzag River to Marmot Bridge Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Zigzag River Confluence
Take Out:  Marmot Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III Continuous
Gradient:  70 fpm
Run Length:  7 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:  700 cfs and above
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy and snowmelt seasons, this section only runs after a few days of heavy rain, or a few days of very warm weather
Permit:  None presently required
Hazards:  Sweepers are a constant issue on this section of river
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  some private some public
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Portland take US 26 west for 37 miles and turn north onto Sleepy Hollow Road. Follow this road for 1 mile, take out is under the bridge to the left of the road.

Put In: From the take out return to US 26 and head east. Turn left onto Lolo Pass Road at the Zig Zag Store. Follow this road and put in at the second bridge.

Towns near Upper Sandy - Zigzag River to Marmot Bridge 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
  • Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Travel Guides
  • Oregon Vacation & Travel Planner