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Deschutes River - oregon
20th of April
Gradient 3 FPM
Length 16 Miles
Class I to II-
Current Weather 63° Chance Showers then Showers Likely


This class I to II- journey is accessible from 3 different boat launch points along the Deschutes River. Paddlers should prepare for the 1 class I to II- whitewater rapids along this run. Pringle Falls to Big River Campground is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers will find 1 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 16 miles of the beautiful Deschutes River.

Below pringle falls is more flatwater scenic floating and fishing.  There is one mandatory portage due to a log jam (see rapids section).  Several camping options exist in the La Pine State Park. Weather on the river today will be a chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. south southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%. new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Forecast Discussion

000 FXUS65 KMSO 191006 AFDMSO Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Missoula MT 406 AM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019 .DISCUSSION...Expect a warm day today with temperatures near 70 across western Montana to the 80s in the lower Hells Canyon in Idaho. Showers and thunderstorms will develop by this afternoon and bring a chance for heavy rain, lightning and gusty outflow winds. There is a chance that the most intense thunderstorms may have small hail. A cold front will slow down as it tracks south this evening and overnight. This will bring moderate to heavy rainfall for a period across central Idaho. All the rain expected will cause creeks to swell up and the threat for mudslides will be heightened. The weather system will be slow to move out of the region through Sunday morning. This means that rain showers will continue and then taper off from north to south by Sunday. Dry and warming conditions are anticipated across the Northern Rockies Monday and Tuesday. The dryness will be temporarily interrupted by a shallow, fast storm system moving across the region on Wednesday. There is a chance of rainfall for much of the region during this time, however gusty winds appear to be more likely than appreciable rainfall. Models suggest that upper level flow over the Northern Rockies will gradually turn southwesterly Thursday through next weekend. Embedded waves depicted in this southwest flow may be enough for diurnal light rain showers over the region. This late week/weekend period does not appear to be a very wet period, however temperatures will cool over time. && .AVIATION... Clouds will increase and lower over Northern Rockies air space during the next 24 hours, as a wet storm system approaches the region. Terrain obscurations will become widespread after 19/2100Z, as thunderstorm activity increases along the Bitteroot Crest (Idaho-Montana border south of KMSO). KMSO terminal has a low chance of a vicinity thunderstorm developing around 20/0000Z. Winds throughout the region may gust over 40 knots near a thunderstorm, with small hail also present. All terminals are anticipated to have wind gusts 20-30 knots, even in ...

Whitewater Rapids and Obstacles

Obstacle Summary Class Elevation
Tethrow Logjam

A large logjam constriction makes it impossible to float through this section.

Mandatory portage on river left.
V 4194.28 Feet

Regional 5 Day Forecasts

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Run Overview

Permitted Watercraft


Pringle Falls to Big River Campground Campsites

La Pine State Park Camp

Access river left.



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