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