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The Upper Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Wind River


The Upper Video


Head Cam Footage of the Upper Wind
The Upper Info
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Put In:  Above Falls Creek
Take Out:  Mineral Springs Road
Difficulty:  Class III +
Gradient:  91 fpm
Run Length:  3.4 miles
Current Streamflow:  1520 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:00 AM - CLACKAMAS RIVER ABOVE THREE LYNX CREEK, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  503-261-9246
Good Level:  300 - 500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this river. Usually if the Clackamas River above Three Lynx Creek Gauge reads 3,500 - 5,000 cfs there is enough water to paddle this section of the Wind River.
Season Comments:  January, March, April, May, June, October, November
Primary Season:  This section of the Wind usually runs during regular snowmelt season or after a few days of heavy rain. Access during the winter can be very difficult.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Fun technical class III/III+ rapids, the put in starts as a very low volume creek and after Falls Creek enters the flow will almost double.
Hazards:  Some drops should be scouted for wood on this run.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 215 miles (3 hours 42 minutes) Southeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Carson drive upriver on Wind River Road, in 14.3 miles stay straight onto Mineral Springs Road. Shortly you will arrive at the take out bridge.

Put In: Return to Wind River Road and continue up river for 3.4 miles, soon the river will begin to flatten out. Put in when the road is near the river.





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