Carberry Creek - Bridge to Aplegate Reservoir

Carberry Creek, Oregon, US


Bridge to Aplegate Reservoir

Usual Difficulty IV (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 80 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Carberry Creek Above Applegate Lake
dream-477 200 - 800 cfs IV 4d13h48m 110 cfs (too low)

River Description

Carberry Creek road follows the creek but is often high above. 

Put in:  There appear to be a number of access points along the road starting at about mile 2.8 above the reservoir. 

Take out:  There is a large parking and access area on the reservoir, but there also appears to be river access just upstream of the reservoir.   The reservoir surface elevation is around 1950 feet.  

Other Information Sources: - Carberry Creek
Rogue Kayakers report

Oregon Rafting
Headcam Video by Marcelo Leyva
Rogue River Siskiyou National Forrest


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-01-12 20:55:07


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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January 12 2011 (2926 days ago)
Nick SindersonDetails
This run is a Rogue Valley favorite and when it's in local boaters will come a running. Dreamflows
has an estimate for this run on the Northwest States page. The best gauge for this run is at... This gauge gives the inflow,
res. elevation and outflow for Applegate Res. What you're looking for is the inflow. The creek is
often in runnable range when the gauge reads between 750 to 1,800cfs. Carberry Ck. flow will be
most likely 1/3 or so of that. The run starts with a couple hundred yard warm-up before the first
class 4 and then takes off in class 3/4 boulder bar and bedrock rapid fashion from there for the
next two miles before letting up in the last mile. The second drop is the longest and hardest and
is worth a scout for wood. You can spot this rapid's location by the landslide on the road at mile
post 3. To get a look, you can either bushwhack down or better yet eddy out right and look on your
way down. When this run is in the MF Applegate is always in and it makes a good warm-up for a
Carberry run.