Owyhee River - Lower (Rome to Leslie Gulch)

Oregon-US  

Description

The lower Ohyhee is another great multi-day wilderness run.  The season is short on this section like the other Owyhee sections since this is a snow and spring fed river.

You can take out at Birch Creek to avoid the flat water on the reservoir before getting to Leslie Gulch.  The birch creek take out is for 4WD high clearance.  Trailers are not recommended here.

Expect many class II to III rapids on this scenic stretch.

Statistics

Class II+ to III+
Current Flow 171.0 CFS
08-18-2017 20:30
Recommended Flow Minimum: 700.0
Average: 1500.0
Maximum: 9000.0
Typical Season Begins: March
Ends: July
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge OWYHEE RIVER NR ROME OR
Length 65.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 18.0 FPM