Difficulty III
Length 6.8 Miles
Flow Range 2000 - 8000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 44 minutes ago 690 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/02/2020 7:30 pm

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Full description in Soggy Sneakers.

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Nehalem Falls

Class - IV Mile - -15.5
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Run the falls on river left or sneak around on far river right.


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Oregon Waterway Access Bill Set to Become Law

Priscilla Macy

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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Take Action for Oregon's Nehalem, SF Umpqua and NF Santiam!

Evan Stafford

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking your input on a proposal to protect a 17-mile section of the Nehalem River under the State Scenic Waterway Program. A State Scenic Waterway designation protects the outstanding scenic, fish, wildlife, geological, botanical, historic, archaeologic, and outdoor recreation values of a river for current and future generations. The deadline to provide comment has been extended to November 1st, and we encourage you to weigh in!


Matt Muir


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