Canyon Run (Lower Bridge To Billy Chinook Res.)


Canyon Run is a fun Kayak run when the water is flowing.  Unfortunatley that doesn't happen fequently since most of the Deschutes above Billy Chinook Reservoir is used for irrigation.  This can be run year round but look for really raining periods or pre-farming season to get the most water in here.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 14076500, the Deschutes River Near Culver Remember only watercraft are permitted at Canyon Run (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Res.).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Big Falls
Class V+
Steelhead Falls
Class IV+ to V
Squaw Creek Rapid
Class IV- to IV+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Beaver Creek
USGS 14096850
79 cfs 2.4 ft
Warm Springs River Near Kahneeta Hot Springs
USGS 14097100
406 cfs 1.6 ft
Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500
3,910 cfs 2.8 ft
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
521 cfs 2.1 ft
Shitike Creek Near Warm Springs
USGS 14093000
97 cfs 4.4 ft
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,460 cfs 2.3 ft
Oak Grove Fork Near Government Camp
USGS 14208700
82 cfs 1.7 ft
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
199 cfs 2.3 ft
Shitike Cr
USGS 14092750
82 cfs 1.2 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,380 cfs 1.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Mt Hood Test Site
SNOTEL 651
164" 1"
Clackamas Lake
SNOTEL 398
28" 1"
Peavine Ridge
SNOTEL 687
25" -1"
Mckenzie
SNOTEL 619
91" 1"
Blazed Alder
SNOTEL 351
95" 0"
Clear Lake
SNOTEL 401
30" -2"
Red Hill
SNOTEL 712
115" 1"
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
50" 0"
Three Creeks Meadow
SNOTEL 815
20" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Tumalo State Park None 3,235 ft
Cove Palisades State Park None 2,604 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 521.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Bend to Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run) 521.0cfs 5.0 Mi IV to IV+
Warm Springs to Sherars Falls 3910.0cfs 63.0 Mi III to III+
Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge 521.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park 521.0cfs 15.0 Mi III- to III+
Benham Falls to Dillon Falls 521.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V+
Canyon Run (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Res.) 521.0cfs 15.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 521.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V