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+
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
5,040 cfs 2.9 ft
Shitike Cr
USGS 14092750
85 cfs 1.3 ft
Mosier Creek Near Mosier
USGS 14113200
19 cfs 3.2 ft
Warm Springs River Near Kahneeta Hot Springs
USGS 14097100
367 cfs 1.5 ft
Deschutes River Near Madras
USGS 14092500
3,930 cfs 2.8 ft
Shitike Creek Near Warm Springs
USGS 14093000
107 cfs 4.5 ft
Pine Creek Near Clarno
USGS 14046890
0 cfs 5.0 ft
Klickitat River Near Pitt
USGS 14113000
1,650 cfs 5.0 ft
Klickitat River Bl Summit Creek Near Glenwood
USGS 14111400
1,320 cfs 4.7 ft
Hood River At Tucker Bridge
USGS 14120000
1,030 cfs 4.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Three Creeks Meadow
32" 1"
Indian Rock
26" 0"
Potato Hill
56" 0"
Lost Horse
27" -1"
hood river,or
8.21" -0.38"
Satus Pass
27" -1"