Deschutes River - Lower Deschutes (Sherars Falls to Columbia River)

Oregon-US  

Description

This run is another great overnight or day run.  There are a few remaining rapids before hitting the mighty Columbia and camp and fishing options abound.  

The total run is around 45 miles but you can easily break that up into smaller chunks with many access options.  A BLM access dirt road follows the river for most of its length here.

The river usually has good flows year round.  The lower elevation here allows for winter paddling.

You will need a Boater Pass to float here.  Checkin at Maupin for passes or more information.

Statistics

Class III to III+
Current Flow 5840.0 CFS
12-11-2017 23:45


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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 44.0 Mile(s)
Gradient FPM