Flows: Go to this site map and select the Eagle Creek near New Bridge, OR gauge to find flows.
1,000-1500 cfs is medium, it is still worth doing a few hundred cfs higher or lower.
Stream: A nice run on the south side of the Wallowa's accessed by quality gravel roads.
There is quite a lot of nice class III and some IV, especially when flows are up. There is one class V rapid at a point where the creek bends left, then back to the right. The boulders here are larger than seen elsewhere on the creek. It can be scouted and portaged along a trail on the left.
More class III and some IV continues downstream to Skull Creek. There is an early take out option at Little Eagle Creek confluence, at a campground that reduces the run to 6 miles.
Be mindful of wood, some years the run is totally free of issues, other years it is not.
Into the Outside: 1600-1700 cfs
Whitewater Guidebook: 900-1,000 cfs
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