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WARM SPRINGS TO SHERARS FALLS

Deschutes River - oregon
Updated Sept. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Class
III to III+
Moderate
Length
63.0
Miles
Gradient
13.0
Feet / Mile
Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 4050 cfs
Average 4000 cfs
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Current Weather 86° Slight Chance T-storms
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This is a very popular section of the Deschutes (known as the lower deschutes).  Raft overnighters or multi-day trips are possible here as well as day runs.  Day runs typically are done around Wapinitia Creek or Maupin to Sherars Falls take out on Sandy Beach. Weather on the river today will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. partly sunny, with a high near 86. calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from 8 public boat access points along the Deschutes River. The Warm Springs to Sherars Falls is also ideal for multi day paddlers as the run features numerous campsites. Campers will find 35 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 63 miles of the beautiful Deschutes River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December



Streamflow Conditions

The Warm Springs to Sherars Falls is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 4050cfs, about -2% below the average runnable rate of 4000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Warm Springs To Sherars Falls are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Deschutes River Near Madras, Or.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Deschutes River are between a bare minimum of 2500cfs and a high of 9000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 14 class III to III+ obstacles as they float down this 63 mile stretch of the Deschutes River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Upper Trout Creek Rapids Class II to II+ 1282.65 Feet
Lower Trout Creek Rapid Class II to II+ 1279.8 Feet
Upper Whitehorse Rapid Class II to II+ 1166.32 Feet
Whitehorse Rapid Class III+ to IV- 1160.4 Feet
Buckskin Mary Rapid Class III to III+ 1008.01 Feet
Four-chutes Rapid Class II to II+ 1005.0 Feet
Lower Four-chutes Rapid Class II to II+ 1003.11 Feet
Wapinitia Rapid Class III to III+ 887.65 Feet
Boxcar Rapid Class III to III+ 864.77 Feet
Surf City Rapid Class II to II+ 783.25 Feet
Oak Springs Rapid Class IV- to IV 776.37 Feet
White River Rapid Class II to II+ 756.22 Feet
Upper Elevator Rapid Class II to II+ 747.82 Feet
Lower Elevator Rapid Class II+ to III- 742.67 Feet


Weather Overview: 86° Today, Slight Chance T-storms

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. to a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. partly sunny, with a high near 86. calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 71° - 86°



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