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
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
756 cfs 2.8 ft
Crooked River Blw Osborne Canyon
USGS 14087380
137 cfs 2.0 ft
Mckenzie River At Outlet Of Clear Lake
USGS 14158500
405 cfs 2.3 ft
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,390 cfs 2.0 ft
Mckenzie R Blw Trail Br Dam Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158850
1,010 cfs 6.8 ft
Mckenzie River Bl Payne Cr
USGS 14158740
458 cfs 2,094.7 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,450 cfs 1.3 ft
Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500
3,930 cfs 2.8 ft
Smith River Abv Trail Brdg Resv Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158798
26 cfs 2,196.8 ft
Smith R Ab Smith R Res Nr Belknap Sprgs
USGS 14158790
124 cfs 6.4 ft
Snotel Site Flowpack 24hr Change
Roaring River
SNOTEL 719
70" -1"
Santiam Jct.
SNOTEL 733
45" 0"
Silver Creek
SNOTEL 756
28" 0"
Smith Ridge
SNOTEL 1167
13" -1"
Marion Forks
SNOTEL 614
16" 1"
Hogg Pass
SNOTEL 526
64" 1"
New Crescent Lake
SNOTEL 660
43" 0"
Chemult Alternate
SNOTEL 395
28" -1"
Mckenzie
SNOTEL 619
99" -1"
Three Creeks Meadow
SNOTEL 815
43" -1"
bend 7 ne
SNOTEL BWTO3
0.17" 0"
Peavine Ridge
SNOTEL 687
34" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Paulina Lake 69 6,340 ft
Mckay Crossing 10 4,758 ft
Big River 11 4,170 ft
Lapine State Park 129 4,239 ft
Tumalo State Park None 3,235 ft
Prairie 16 4,304 ft
Ski Area Flowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Mt. Bachelor 43" 33° 12.54"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Benham Falls to Dillon Falls 756.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V+
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 756.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V
Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge 756.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Canyon Run (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Res.) 756.0cfs 15.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Bend to Tumalo State Park (Riverhouse Run) 756.0cfs 5.0 Mi IV to IV+
Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park 760.0cfs 15.0 Mi III- to III+
Dillon Falls to Mount Bachelor Village (Big Eddy) 756.0cfs 12.0 Mi III to V