Difficulty IV+
Length 1.3 Miles
Flow Range 300 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 3 hours ago 7.36 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/09/2019 12:21 am

River Description

A short bedrock run in the North Santiam drainage, near Detroit, OR.



The gauge is on a stream nearby and only provides a correlation to Boulder Creek.  


The run alternates between wall to wall bedrock slides and ledges, interspersed with bouldery sections.   There are many blind corners, and the eddies are small.  It's best to be cautious your first lap down and scout judiciously, then do a second lap without getting out of your boat. 

The crux of the run is catching the eddy above the largest rapid on the run (The Venue), it is around a blind right turn and an eddy needs to be caught before turning right (green flags marked the eddy in 2017).

The run was free of wood portages in 2017, but diligence is always required. 


Trip report and details here.

Rapid Descriptions


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Jacob Cruser
9 months ago

1/19/19: No wood portages

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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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