Butte Creek - 3. Fault Line to OR 213

Butte Creek, Oregon, US


3. Fault Line to OR 213

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 7.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14201500 200 - 1500 cfs III-IV 00h24m 151 cfs (too low)

River Description

 Long stretches of class II water broken up by high quality class III (IV-) drops.  There is a class five (the Butte Crack) at the put in that most people skip.  The Dam at Scott's Mills is very runnable and many people make it their first waterfall. 


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Last Updated: 2017-01-20 17:22:35

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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December 10 2018 (37 days ago)
Ricky BeckerDetails
UPDATE: This tree is gone and the rapid is clear of wood
(2017)............................................... ORIGINAL POST: River wide tree at the bottom
of Knuckle buster makes the rapid un-runnable at most any level but maybe the highest. Rapid cannot
be run through the bottom, although you can still run the entry piece of the rapid above into the
first hole and takeout in the pool to portage.
January 22 2011 (2916 days ago)
Ricky BeckerDetails
There is a river-wide log at the end of a straight stretch about 3/4 of a mile below the most
prominent class IV long rapid (about half way through the run). It looks as if you can sneak it on
river left, but at the last second you will find there is another log blocking this path as well.
Portage right!
March 24 2008 (3950 days ago)
Ryan MorganDetails
This a great class III/IV run. No portage runs are common with the dam/falls at Scott's Mills
sometimes being portaged river left. There are some great play waves just downstream of the falls
at Scott's Mills.