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CANYON RUN (LOWER BRIDGE TO BILLY CHINOOK RES.)

Whitewater River Run





Oregon Deschutes River

Canyon Run (Lower Bridge To Billy Chinook Res.)

Class IV- TO IV+ Difficulty

STREAMFLOW: 656 CFS

Too Low
81°, Sunny

The Deschutes River canyon run from Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Reservoir in Oregon is a challenging river run with Class III and IV rapids such as Whitehorse, Boxcar, and Oak Springs. The best time to float this section of water is from May to September, with recommended flows between 1,500-4,000 cfs. Specific river obstacles to be aware of are the rocky ledges and narrow channels, particularly at the entrance to Whitehorse and Oak Springs. Overall, this is a beautiful and exciting river run best suited for experienced paddlers.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Status Too Low
Class Level IV- to IV+
Elevation 1,951 ft
Run Length 15.5 Mi
Gradient 38 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 656 cfs
Gauge Height 2.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,270 cfs 1.9 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,620 cfs 1.6 ft
Oak Grove Fork Above Powerplant Intake
USGS 14209000
448 cfs 5.3 ft
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
649 cfs 2.5 ft
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
141 cfs 2.0 ft
Warm Springs River Near Kahneeta Hot Springs
USGS 14097100
393 cfs 1.6 ft
Oak Grove Fork Near Government Camp
USGS 14208700
104 cfs 1.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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