Deschutes River - Wickiup Dam to Pringle Falls Campground



The Deschutes starts off as a winding flatwater run until it reaches Wyeth Campground.  Below here is a class IV rapid that is a recommended portage.  Accidents and deaths have occurred here so if you do decide to float Pringle Falls be sure to scout it and set safety appropriately.  Most floaters take out at Wyeth Campground.

If you are looking to get some floating and fly fishing in, this is a great section.

Wickiup flow releases can be had here:


Class I
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum: 500.0
Average: 1500.0
Maximum: 3500.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge VISUAL
Length 9.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 7.7 FPM