Long Tom Hole, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (for normal flows)|
|LONG TOM RIVER NEAR ALVADORE, OR|
|usgs-14169000||800 - 1500 cfs||II||02h06m||32.7 cfs (too low)|
A park and play spot just a hundred yards or so downstream of the Fern Ridge dam outlet into the
Long Tom River.
Park at the Army Corps Kirk Park trailhead and either put-in directly or walk 50 yards downstream until you see the obvious hole/wave created by a man-made weir structure.
It is surfable down to 700-800 cfs if you just want to practice side surfing and spins, but if you want to do loops and cartwheels, etc 1,000-1,400 is the ticket. Then above 1500 cfs it washes out.
Detailed flow ranges and info is available here: Trip Report from Wheels and Water.