Difficulty II
Length 13.5 Miles
Gauge SANDY RIVER BLW BULL RUN RIVER, NR BULL RUN, OR
Flow Range 1200 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 45 minutes ago 556 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/04/2019 7:51 pm

River Description



Additional References
Full description in Soggy Sneakers.

Logistics:

Revenue Bridge, River Mile 23.9: From Highway 26 in Sandy turn north onto Ten Eyck Rd. Follow this road 1.9 miles down into the Sandy gorge and the Revenue Bridge. This bridge is the put-in where a trail leads down to the river on the downstream river left side. Parking is extremely limited and local landowners have complained about the congestion--plan to meet and consolidate vehicles at the take-out or somewhere in the town of Sandy and be quick and efficient with your load and unload. Don't block driveways or tear up the shoulder. A few parking spots are available by heading back up the hill a few hundred yards to the intersection of Ten Eyck Road with Kubitz Road.

Dodge Park, River Mile 18.7:This public park is an intermediate access point at the confluence of the Bull Run with the Sandy River.

Oxbow Park, River Mile 11.0: This is a standard take-out for the run although flatwater paddlers can continue on downstream.

Lewis and Clark State Park, River Mile 2.7: This access is just upstream of the Interstate 84 bridges on river left.

Rapid Descriptions

Dodge Park

Class - N/A Mile - -18.7
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Intermediate Access Point

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Jarred Jackman
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9 years ago

Great stretch for beginners. Ran from Bull Run confluence to Oxbow Park at 4300 or so and found lots of flat water, many good play waves (catch on the fly) and a few holes to avoid. Pipeline is definitely harder than the rest of the rapids.

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9 years ago

full tree down across width of river - total obstruction. easy to take boat out and return to water on other side.

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10 years ago

Tree down in water at left side of second island below revenue bridge(about 2 mi.). Easy protage alailible on right.

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Oregon Waterway Access Bill Set to Become Law

6/10/2019
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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Opportunity for Input on Future Recreation and Stewardship of Sandy River, OR

5/19/2006
Thomas O'Keefe

Four years ago AW signed the Settlement Agreement for the removal of Marmot Dam and PGE's Bull Run Hydroelectric Project. As the project is removed the lands will be transferred to public ownership. Paddlers and all who enjoy this river now have an opportunity to help develop a vision for future management of the river corridor including public access to the river and necessary stewardship.
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Oregon - Sandy River Basin Dam Removal Signed!

10/25/2002
Scott Collins

Yesterday, American Whitewater signed an agreement to remove two dams in the Sandy River Basin that currently block passage for threatened salmon and steelhead. The agreement will preserve 5,000 acres of land and significantly improve intermediate boating opportunities in the area.
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Sandy River Found Navigable! (OR)

2/8/2002
Jason Robertson

American Whitewater helped Oregon's residents win a major navigability victory on the Sandy River this week. Oregon's State Land Board ruled on February 5th that the lower 37.5 mile section of the Sandy River is navigable under Federal law.
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Matt Muir

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Thomas O'Keefe

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David Elliott

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191340 06/11/04 n/a n/a
1198673 11/15/10 Thomas O'Keefe photo update
1196592 11/20/09 Thomas O'Keefe
1201442 07/03/12 David Elliott Put-in location was on the wrong river!
1212694 06/04/19 Thomas O'Keefe updated image position
1206425 05/15/16 Thomas O'Keefe logistics added