Difficulty IV(V)
Length 0 Miles
Flow Range 2500 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 57 minutes ago 5280 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/11/2019 8:58 pm

River Description


This is a short, but sweet tributary to the Chetco River in southwest Oregon.

Easy floating with the occasional rapid up top leads to an excellent 2 mile long gorge near the end with a handful of unique and quality rapids. 

It is worth the trip if your in the area for the Smith's or the Elk River, and pairs well with an afternoon lap down the Chetco Gorge

Photos and description at the North Coast Paddling blog.

and another set of photos and a description at Into the Outside.

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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.


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