Lower Deschutes (Sherars Falls To Columbia River)


This run is another great overnight or day run.  There are a few remaining rapids before hitting the mighty Columbia and camp and fishing options abound.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 2,500cfs and a high of 9,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 14092500, the Deschutes River Near Madras Remember only watercraft are permitted at Lower Deschutes (Sherars Falls to Columbia River).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Buckhollow Rapids
Class II
Trestle Hole Rapid
Class II+ to III-
Wreck Rapid
Class III to III+
Rapid
Class II
Macks Canyon Rapid
Class II
Island Rapid
Class II to II+
Bull Run Rapid
Class II to II+
Jet Pump Rapid
Class II+
Harris Rapid
Class II to II+
Washout Rapid
Class III to III+
Gordon Ridge Rapid
Class III to III+
Colorado Rapid
Class III to III+
Knock Knock Rapid
Class II
Rattlesnake Rapid
Class III
Moody Rapid
Class III to III+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Deschutes River At Moody
USGS 14103000
4,140 cfs 2.7 ft
Warm Springs River Near Kahneeta Hot Springs
USGS 14097100
202 cfs 0.9 ft
Beaver Creek
USGS 14096850
31 cfs 2.1 ft
Pine Creek Near Clarno
USGS 14046890
0 cfs 5.0 ft
Klickitat River Near Pitt
USGS 14113000
728 cfs 3.9 ft
Columbia River At The Dalles
USGS 14105700
53,300 cfs 76.3 ft
John Day River At Mcdonald Ferry
USGS 14048000
23 cfs 1.8 ft
Klickitat River Bl Summit Creek Near Glenwood
USGS 14111400
683 cfs 4.1 ft
Hood River At Tucker Bridge
USGS 14120000
246 cfs 2.7 ft
White Salmon River Near Underwood
USGS 14123500
474 cfs 3.3 ft
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