A bit of tough driving and a reasonable 3 mile hike lead to a fun class IV run near Kerby, in Southwest Oregon.
The run weaves in and out of fun mini-gorges with quality whitewater throughout.
An exploratory trip at low water levels is desribed here.
Look for the Illinois to be at a minimum of 3,000 cfs. 5,000 cfs is a good flow to shoot for.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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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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