This is a beatiful run with consistent gradient on the Wild and Scenic Section of the McKenzie River. It is somewhat more busy between the steeper rapids at low water. At higher flows, 3500+ the in-between stuff flattens out, but the individual drops get somewhat bigger. Fish ladder is the only real III on the run, although the continuous nature with few eddies and the ever present threat of wood certainly earns the class III rating for this stretch.
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.
2 years ago
by Carla Miner
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