Eagle Creek - 2. Fish Hatchery to Eagle Creek Road

Eagle Creek, Oregon, US


2. Fish Hatchery to Eagle Creek Road

Usual Difficulty III-IV(V) (for normal flows)
Length 11 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14209500 2000 - 10000 cfs III-IV(V) 01h23m 672 cfs (too low)

River Description

The gauge correlates to about 3000-10000 cfs in the Clackamas at Three Lynx.

Can be done as a long run or shorten the run by using the intermediate access at Eagle Fern County Park.

The upper section is mostly class II until you reach the first waterfall.  This falls has a number of possible lines or can be portaged right.  Below here there are a few class III boulder gardens before reaching Fern County park where a low head dam can be run in the middle.

Not far below the park is The Falls, get out on the right before the retaining wall for the fish ladder.  Scout/portage right.  Below the falls is a long section of enjoyable boulder gardens, be on the look out for wood.  Near the end of the run watch for a high sandstone cliff, at the base are a series of nice front surfing waves.

Trip Report from Into the Outside.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-04-08 17:11:49

Rapid Descriptions

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