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Oregon whitewater, Deschutes River

Wasco county, Sherar's Falls to Columbia River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     44 miles
  If you're coming from City of The Dalles it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Oregon are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Sherar's Falls to Columbia River stretch of Deschutes River in Wasco County is 44 miles long and
    is according to American Whitewater a class III section of whitewater. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The nature scenery of Oregon and the beautiful
way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Sherar's Falls to Columbia  
River stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
White River Falls State Park is a glorious location to stretch your legs a bit; lots of folks from City of The Dalles come here. Horsethief Lake State Park is a pretty site any time of year. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Deschutes River with overnight lows in the 50's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 40's; after the sun is down throughout the winter temperatures at Deschutes River fall into the 20's. At Deschutes River you donít see much precipitation. The month of December is the wettest with most of the rain, and July on the other hand is the driest.

Deschutes River, Sherar's Falls to Columbia River 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:
Deschutes River, Wasco County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 44 miles long (Sherar's Falls to Columbia River)
White River, Wasco County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Celestial Falls)
Swale Creek, Klickitat County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Harris Road to Wahkiacus)
Whitewater Outfitter - Imperial River Company, Wasco County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River Trails Deschutes, Wasco County, 15 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Deschutes White Water Service, Wasco County, 15 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Drifters, Wasco County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Sage Canyon River, Wasco County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Deschutes River Adventures, Wasco County, 15 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Linda River Shuttle, Wasco County, 15 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Deschutes River:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 48 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 51 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 54 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
White Pass, Washington , 65 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 80 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 80 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 85 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 98 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 100 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
 Hotels Near Deschutes River:
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel The Dalles, The Dalles , 14 miles away
Celilo Inn, The Dalles , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge, The Dalles , 14 miles away
Three Rivers Inn, Biggs Junction , 15 miles away
The Dalles Inn, The Dalles , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deschutes River:
Beavertail, Grass Valley, 5 miles away
Deschutes River - Rattlesnake Canyon, Grass Valley, 6 miles away
Deschutes River #19, Grass Valley, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deschutes River:
White River Falls State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Horsethief Lake State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
Maryhill State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deschutes River:
Dalles Country Club, The Dalles , 19 miles away

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