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
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
149 cfs 2.0 ft
Mckenzie River At Outlet Of Clear Lake
USGS 14158500
371 cfs 2.1 ft
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
509 cfs 2.0 ft
Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500
3,690 cfs 2.7 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,410 cfs 1.6 ft
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,330 cfs 2.0 ft
Mckenzie R Blw Trail Br Dam Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158850
839 cfs 6.6 ft
Mckenzie River Bl Payne Cr
USGS 14158740
389 cfs 2,094.5 ft
Smith R Ab Smith R Res Nr Belknap Sprgs
USGS 14158790
72 cfs 6.1 ft
Smith River Abv Trail Brdg Resv Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158798
14 cfs 2,196.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Marion Forks
SNOTEL 614
10" -1"
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
45" -1"
Mckenzie
SNOTEL 619
83" -2"
Roaring River
SNOTEL 719
65" -1"
Peavine Ridge
SNOTEL 687
19" -2"
Three Creeks Meadow
SNOTEL 815
15" -2"
Santiam Jct.
SNOTEL 733
14" -4"
New Crescent Lake
SNOTEL 660
2" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Big River 11 4,170 ft
Paulina Lake 69 6,340 ft
Prairie 16 4,304 ft
Lapine State Park 129 4,239 ft
Mckay Crossing 10 4,758 ft
Tumalo State Park None 3,235 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Mt. Bachelor 15" 53° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Benham Falls to Dillon Falls 509.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V+
Canyon Run (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Res.) 509.0cfs 15.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 509.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 509.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park 507.0cfs 15.0 Mi III- to III+
Bend to Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run) 509.0cfs 5.0 Mi IV to IV+
Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge 509.0cfs 12.0 Mi III