|Runnable Min||2500 cfs|
|Runnable Max||9000 cfs|
|Class||III to III+|
73° Sunny then Sunny and Breezy
Lower Deschutes (Sherars Falls to Columbia River) is currently
with streamflow levels at 3960cfs,
runnable rate of 4000cfs.
Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 2500cfs and a high of 9000cfs.
Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Lower Deschutes (Sherars Falls To Columbia River) are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Deschutes River Near Madras, Or.
This class III to III+ journey is accessible from
5 different boat launch points
along the Deschutes River.
Paddlers should prepare for
the 15 class III to III+ whitewater rapids
Lower Deschutes (Sherars Falls to Columbia River) is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers
43 riverside campsites
as the run winds its way through 44 miles of the beautiful Deschutes River.
This run is another great overnight or day run. There are a few remaining rapids before hitting the mighty Columbia and camp and fishing options abound. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 73. breezy, with a northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 32 mph.
|Buckhollow Rapids||Class II||666.81 Feet|
|Trestle Hole Rapid||Class II+ to III-||653.16 Feet|
|Wreck Rapid||Class III to III+||624.82 Feet|
|Rapid||Class II||506.23 Feet|
|Macks Canyon Rapid||Class II||439.89 Feet|
|Island Rapid||Class II to II+||409.88 Feet|
|Bull Run Rapid||Class II to II+||379.28 Feet|
|Jet Pump Rapid||Class II+||349.41 Feet|
|Harris Rapid||Class II to II+||302.68 Feet|
|Washout Rapid||Class III to III+||265.15 Feet|
|Gordon Ridge Rapid||Class III to III+||233.73 Feet|
|Colorado Rapid||Class III to III+||208.39 Feet|
|Knock Knock Rapid||Class II||198.88 Feet|
|Rattlesnake Rapid||Class III||195.71 Feet|
|Moody Rapid||Class III to III+||184.33 Feet|
|Twin Springs Camp|
|Jones Canyon Camp|
|Rattlesnake Canyon Camp|
|Upper Dike Camp|
|Sixteen Canyon Camp|
|Nooky Rock Camp|
|Green Light Hole|
|Fall Canyon Camp|
|Deer Spot Camp|
|Hot Rocks Camp|
|Free Bridge Camp|
|Game Commission Camp|
|Upper Shade Bar|
|Lower Shade Bar|
|Gordon Ridge Camp|
|Five Trees Camp|
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between