Gauge Description:

There a USGS gauge below Osborne Canyon near the take-out. There is also a USBR gauge Crooked River at Smith Rocks. Flows of 1400 - 4600 cfs represents the range of acceptable flow although kayaks can enjoy the run down to 800 cfs. 1500 cfs is about the lower limit for rafts and above 2000 cfs is considered a good flow. As flows increase to 4000 cfs, sections of the run approach class V and you definitely want to bring your A game. Check out the teacup diagram to determine the status of reservoirs upstream.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Crooked At Smith Rock State Park
dream-560 1000 - 4000 cfs IV(V) 25h20m 135 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1000 -4000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV(V) gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
2y326d00h13m @Crooked 1. Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch [OR] Wop-de-doodle n/a Yann Crist-Evans
2y326d00h14m @Crooked 1. Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch [OR] Number 1 n/a Yann Crist-Evans
3y315d19h55m @Crooked 1. Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch Wap de Doodle 2000 cfs Matt Deacon
5y239d17h18m /METHOW RIVER AT WINTHROP, WA [WA] Upper Methow 5700 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Crooked [OR] Hollywood Road n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Crooked [OR] Number Two: river right 2686 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Crooked [OR] Crooked River Ranch golf course n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Crooked [OR] Crooked River Canyon 3500 cfs Thomas O'Keefe