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Kayaking & Canoeing Grande Ronde River Oregon

Tony Vey Meadows to Red Bridge State Park
 map of Tony Vey Meadows to Red Bridge State Park
Put-in:  Tony Vey Meadows
Take-out:  Red Bridge State Park
Difficulty:  Class III (IV)
Length:  17 miles
Red Bridge State Park to Hilgard Jct State Pa
 map of Red Bridge State Park to Hilgard Jct State Pa
Put-in:  Red Bridge State Park
Take-out:  Hilgard Junction State Park
Difficulty:  Class II
Length:  8 miles
Hilgard Jct. State Park to Riverside City Park
 map of Hilgard Jct. State Park to Riverside City Park
Put-in:  Hilgard Jct. State Park
Take-out:  Riverside City Park
Difficulty:  Class II (III)
III(IV) above 6,000 cfs
Length:  9 miles
Riverside City Park to Elgin
Put-in:  Riverside City Park
Take-out:  Elgin
Difficulty:  Class I
Length:  32 miles
Elgin to Palmer Junction
Put-in:  Elgin
Take-out:  Palmer Junction
Difficulty:  Class II, III, IV High water
Length:  13 miles
Minam to Troy
 photos of Minam to Troy  map of Minam to Troy
Put-in:  Minam, Oregon
Take-out:  Troy, Oregon
Difficulty:  Class II 1,200-3,800 cfs
III 5,000-12,000 cfs
Length:  46 miles
Troy to Boggan's Oasis
 map of Troy to Boggan's Oasis
Put-in:  Troy, Oregon
Take-out:  Boggan's Oasis
Difficulty:  Class II (III)
Length:  20 miles
Boggan's Oasis to Snake River
 map of Boggan's Oasis to Snake River
Put-in:  Boggan's Oasis
Take-out:  Snake River Confluence (Hellars Bar)
Difficulty:  Class II (III)
Length:  26 miles

The Grande Ronde River is a tributary of the Snake River, which runs for 185 miles in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. It begins in the Blue Mountains near Anthony Lakes in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and then flows through the agricultural Grande Ronde Valley, and finally through a number of scenic canyons in its lower course. The water is almost always cold because it consists of melt off from the Wallowa Mountains and the Minam and Wallowa Rivers.


Whitewater kayaking and rafting trips usually begin at the section below Minam, which is designated as Wild and Scenic, and has great camping and opportunities to view wildlife. The river is much more exciting to run in the spring months when the levels swell and the rapids and waves increase in size an intensity. For boaters looking for a more solitary experience, late October and early November is recommended as the river sees a lot less traffic because the water levels are so low it is a challenge to navigate.

This is a great river to run for boaters with average skill, as the rapids are mostly mellow and there is plenty of places to recover gear and boats if accidents do occur. The river is surrounded on all sides by steep mountains and is still relatively isolated. Boaters should be prepared for extreme weather conditions and all be aware that both passes in and out of the river valley may get snowed in.

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