Deschutes River - Warm Springs to Sherars Falls

Oregon-US  

Description

This is a very popular section of the Deschutes (known as the lower deschutes).  Raft overnighters or multi-day trips are possible here as well as day runs.  Day runs typically are done around Wapinitia Creek or Maupin to Sherars Falls take out on Sandy Beach.

Permits are required for boaters so check the permit section for that info.

The season on the Lower Deschutes is typically year round due to mutch better flows than up river where irrigation sucks up lots of water.  This section has a little bit of everything for all recreation users.  Fishing, rafting, kayaking, sup'ing, camping, etc.  This makes for busy days on the river during the summer months.  Hitting the river in shoulder seasons can be fun.  Even winter runs are possible if you can catch warmer weather spells.

For the boater this is a good beginner to intermediate stretch.  Many people have rowed or paddled their first rafts here.  Other's have caught their first surf wave here in a hardshell.

See the access points to help determine what putins or takeouts make sense for your desired trip.

Statistics

Class III to III+
Current Flow 5300.0 CFS
06-26-2017 22:45


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Recommended Flow Minimum: 2500.0
Average: 4000.0
Maximum: 9000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge DESCHUTES RIVER AT MOODY, NEAR BIGGS, OR
Length 63.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 13.0 FPM