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
Klickitat River Bl Summit Creek Near Glenwood
USGS 14111400
1,530 cfs 5.0 ft
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
607 cfs 2.4 ft
Columbia River At The Dalles
USGS 14105700
282,000 cfs 80.2 ft
Beaver Creek
USGS 14096850
51 cfs 2.2 ft
Shitike Cr
USGS 14092750
96 cfs 1.4 ft
Metolius River Near Grandview
USGS 14091500
1,530 cfs 1.7 ft
Shitike Creek Near Warm Springs
USGS 14093000
107 cfs 4.3 ft
Hood River At Tucker Bridge
USGS 14120000
746 cfs 4.0 ft
White Salmon River Near Underwood
USGS 14123500
1,240 cfs 4.2 ft
John Day River At Mcdonald Ferry
USGS 14048000
1,640 cfs 3.2 ft
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