Deschutes - 06. Aspen to Lava Island Falls

Deschutes, Oregon, US


06. Aspen to Lava Island Falls

Usual Difficulty III+ (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles


Photo of Stephen Junkins by Matt Deacon taken 10/06/12

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Deschutes At Benham Falls
dream-168 500 - 2200 cfs III+ 23h30m 850 cfs (running)

River Description

DESCRIPTION: From Aspen to Big Eddy is mostly flat water with a little bit of class II.  Big Eddy is a long class III+ rapid that can feel pushy for newer boaters.  The trail on river left makes it easy to hike back up and do laps on the main rapid.  Many boaters do laps on Big Eddy to try to get ready for the more difficult Meadocamp section, a few miles downstream.  Make sure to takeout on river left before Lava Island Falls, a powerful class V rapid just downstream.  In the fall and spring, when flows are switching between summer and winter levels, Sous holebecomes a very good park and play hole.  Ideal levels for Sous are 1200- 1600.

For additional information on recreational opportunities see the Deschutes National Forest web site .

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-09-12 20:03:10


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