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Oregon whitewater, Deschutes River

Jefferson Wasco Sherman county, US 26 to Sherars Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     53 miles
  This section of Deschutes River is 53 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. The scenic beauty of Oregon and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon are harder than the national norm, so don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The starting point is not too far from City of The Dalles, as you can see on the
    road map further down. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so it looks like you will be camping
out. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Deschutes River Recreation Area is both good and gorgeous, and it's
 
in close proximity to Deschutes River; there are plenty of folks from City of The Dalles here. When you're here at Deschutes River it's always fun to stop at White River Falls State Park; the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Mutton Mountain Spring. This river is always fun. You might want to pay a visit to Lousey Hollow since you're here at Deschutes River. Throughout the summertime months at Deschutes River temperatures are mostly in the 80's while night lows are commonly in the 40's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Deschutes River.

Deschutes River, US 26 to Sherars Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Deschutes River.
 Whitewater Near Deschutes River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Deschutes U-Boat, Wasco County, 8 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Linda River Shuttle, Wasco County, 9 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Deschutes River Adventures, Wasco County, 9 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Sage Canyon River, Wasco County, 9 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Drifters, Wasco County, 9 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Deschutes White Water Service, Wasco County, 9 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Trails Deschutes, Wasco County, 9 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Imperial River Company, Wasco County, 9 miles away
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White River, Wasco County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Celestial Falls)
Deschutes River, Jefferson/ Wasco/ Sherman County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 53 miles long (US 26 to Sherars Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Deschutes River:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 38 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 40 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 43 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 45 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 59 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 62 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
White Pass, Washington , 81 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 93 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 97 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near Deschutes River:
Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, Warm Springs , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Madras Chateau Inn, Madras , 18 miles away
Inn At Cross Keys Station, Madras , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Madras, Madras , 18 miles away
Celilo Inn, The Dalles , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deschutes River:
Deschutes River - Buckskin Mary, Tygh Valley, 2 miles away
Deschutes River - Johnson Flat, Tygh Valley, 3 miles away
Long Bend, Tygh Valley, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deschutes River:
Deschutes River Recreation Area, Oregon , 7 miles away
White River Falls State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
The Cove Palisades State Park, Oregon , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deschutes River:
Pine Hollow Golf Course, Tygh Valley , 15 miles away
Desert Peaks Golf Club, Madras , 17 miles away
Desert Peaks Golf Course, Madras , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Deschutes River
Pine Hollow Reservoir, Wasco , 15 miles away
Lake Simtustus, Jefferson , 17 miles away

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