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Difficulty IV
Length 3 Miles
Gauge Carberry Creek Above Applegate Lake
Flow Range 200 - 800 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 5 months ago 100 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 01/12/2011 8:55 pm

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


Rapid Descriptions


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Nick Sinderson
8 years ago

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.

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Oregon Waterway Access Bill Set to Become Law

Priscilla Macy

This week, Oregon House Bill 2835 re-passed the Oregon House on a 52-7 vote. Having earlier cleared the Senate, the bill now awaits a signature from the Governor to be signed into law. For decades, opportunities to protect and improve the ability of the public to access and legally use waterways for recreation have seen minimal progress, while efforts to severely limit access have been a consistent threat. Oregon House Bill 2835 is a pivotal piece of legislation in Oregon, and the first proactive waterway access bill in recent history to have made it through the state legislature.


Paul Martzen


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