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
Shitike Cr
USGS 14092750
187 cfs 1.8 ft
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,300 cfs 2.0 ft
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
860 cfs 3.1 ft
Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500
4,060 cfs 2.9 ft
Warm Springs River Near Kahneeta Hot Springs
USGS 14097100
260 cfs 1.1 ft
Beaver Creek
USGS 14096850
33 cfs 2.1 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,460 cfs 1.6 ft
Oak Grove Fork Near Government Camp
USGS 14208700
104 cfs 1.8 ft
Shitike Creek Near Warm Springs
USGS 14093000
89 cfs 4.4 ft
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
146 cfs 2.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
1" -1"
Mckenzie
SNOTEL 619
2" -4"
Mt Hood Test Site
SNOTEL 651
4" -5"
Mud Ridge
SNOTEL 655
2" -1"
Clackamas Lake
SNOTEL 398
1" -2"

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
Canyon Run (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Res.) 860.0cfs 15.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park 860.0cfs 15.0 Mi III- to III+
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 860.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Bend to Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run) 860.0cfs 5.0 Mi IV to IV+
Benham Falls to Dillon Falls 860.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V+
Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge 860.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Warm Springs to Sherars Falls 4060.0cfs 63.0 Mi III to III+
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 860.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V