Dillon Falls To Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy)


This run starts off with Dillon Falls (class V).  This is a 15 foot drop that can have some serious hydraulics below it.  A small canyon follows.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 3,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 14076500, the Deschutes River Near Culver Remember only watercraft are permitted at Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Dillon Falls
Class IV+ to V
Below Dillon Falls Rapid
Class IV- to IV
Helmet Check Rapid
Class IV- to IV
Big Eddy (Kenmore/Maytag) Rapid
Class III to III+
The Notch Rapid
Class III to III+
Souse Hole Rapid
Class III to III+
Old Stoagie Rapid
Class II+ to III
Airplane Rapid
Class III to IV
Brad's Hole
Class III to IV
Canyon Rapid
Class III to IV
Lava Island Falls Entrance Rapid
Class IV to V
Lava Island Falls
Class V
Below Lava Island Falls Rapid
Class IV+ to V
Playtime Rapid
Class III
Diversion Drop Rapid
Class IV- to IV
Below Intake Rapid
Class III
Amazing Rapid
Class III
Jogjam Rapid
Class III to III+
100% Rapid
Class III to IV
1st Street Rapids
Class III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Mckenzie River At Outlet Of Clear Lake
USGS 14158500
444 cfs 2.4 ft
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,290 cfs 2.0 ft
Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500
3,930 cfs 2.8 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,340 cfs 1.5 ft
Mckenzie River Bl Payne Cr
USGS 14158740
296 cfs 2,094.4 ft
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
139 cfs 2.0 ft
Smith River Abv Trail Brdg Resv Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158798
17 cfs 2,196.7 ft
Mckenzie R Blw Trail Br Dam Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158850
1,030 cfs 6.9 ft
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
892 cfs 3.2 ft
Smith R Ab Smith R Res Nr Belknap Sprgs
USGS 14158790
108 cfs 6.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Irish Taylor
SNOTEL 545
52" -1"
Chemult Alternate
SNOTEL 395
21" 0"
Santiam Jct.
SNOTEL 733
36" 0"
Silver Creek
SNOTEL 756
23" 0"
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
42" 0"
Marion Forks
SNOTEL 614
28" 0"
Mckenzie
SNOTEL 619
60" 1"
Peavine Ridge
SNOTEL 687
34" 0"
Roaring River
SNOTEL 719
45" 0"
New Crescent Lake
SNOTEL 660
30" 1"
Three Creeks Meadow
SNOTEL 815
32" 0"
Smith Ridge
SNOTEL 1167
18" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Paulina Lake 69 6,340 ft
Lapine State Park 129 4,239 ft
Tumalo State Park None 3,235 ft
Prairie 16 4,304 ft
Big River 11 4,170 ft
Mckay Crossing 10 4,758 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Mt. Bachelor 32" 43° 5.54"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 892.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge 892.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 892.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Canyon Run (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Res.) 892.0cfs 15.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Bend to Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run) 892.0cfs 5.0 Mi IV to IV+
Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park 892.0cfs 15.0 Mi III- to III+
Benham Falls to Dillon Falls 892.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V+