McKenzie, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||II+ (varies with level)|
|MCKENZIE RIVER NEAR VIDA, OR|
|usgs-14162500||600 - 10000 cfs||II||00h45m||1590 cfs (running)|
Logistics: The put-in at Paradise Campground has a designated launch area suitable for rafts (river mile 71.7). It is reached by heading up Highway 126 to mile 54.1 just upstream of McKenzie Bridge.
The reach ends at Finn Rock Finn Rock is a popular access point for a day trip on the McKenzie (river mile 54.0). The access works well for rafts. To reach this access head to Highway 126 mile 37.9 and turn onto Quartz Creek Road which takes you across the bridge to river left. A good ramp is available on the upstream river left side of the bridge.
Bruckart Bridge is a good intermediate access point for this run that roughly splits it in half.