Deschutes River - Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park



The section below Tumalo State Park suffers from the same problem as the Riverhouse Run.  Lot's of water upstream being diverted for irrigation makes for often dismal flows in the summer.  Flow info can currently be obtained here (

This section isn't as intimidating as the upstream riverhouse run but does contain a mandatory portage at Awbrey Falls.  See the rapids section for location and description of this.  Awbrey is a class VI feature and something you don't want to end up floating down.

Other than Awbrey Falls, this is mainly a class III run in a small canyon.  There is less population around this portion of river so the run has a more remote feel.  As always watch for wood and any other hazards as you head down canyon.


Class III- to III+
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum: 700.0
Average: 1200.0
Maximum: 2000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge VISUAL
Length 15.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 21.0 FPM