• Starting Point Dexter Launch RM 203.5
  • End Point Clearwater Boat Ramp RM 191
  • Why this Trip

    The fast cold water and scenic riverside forest.

  • Conditions and Equipment

    Use a whitewater boat and bring along necessary whitewater gear. There are Class II rapids on this stretch in places.

  • Amenity Highlights

    Pit toilets and free parking at both the put-in and take-out

  1. Dexter Hand Launch

      1. Boat Ramp, Rustic
      2. Restrooms
      3. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • Latitude 43.92537
      • Longitude -122.8114

    Located just off of Jasper Road, this launch works well for canoes and kayaks. It is also a popular fishing spot. It has a gravel parking lot, a vault toilet,…

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  2. Dexter State Recreation Site

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Restrooms
      3. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 204
      • Latitude 43.92321
      • Longitude -122.80687

    This site has a boat ramp just below the dam. There is ample parking.

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  3. Elijah Bristow State Recreation Area

      • River Mile 200.5- 204
      • Latitude 43.93381
      • Longitude -122.82785

    Day use only. This large site with an abundance of hiking trails and river frontage. For river access, use Lot C; walk approximately 150 yards to the river.

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  4. Pengra Access

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Hiking
      3. Restrooms
      4. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 200.5
      • Latitude 43.9496
      • Longitude -122.84471

    This is a nice Greenway park with toilets, a picnic area, and a boat ramp for the launch, and a parking lot. When launching, be aware of the standing wave…

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  5. Green Island Landing

      1. Camping
      2. Wildlife
      • River Mile 199.0
      • Latitude 43.96728
      • Longitude -122.86733

    This landing is somewhat obscure, but contains a nice backwater and an abundance of riparian habitat. Also, a small side channel runs along the west side of the main river;…

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  6. OPRD Island

      1. Camping
      2. Wildlife
      • River Mile 196.5
      • Latitude 43.97986
      • Longitude -122.89096

    This is a small wooded island with passage on both sides. Camping is possible on the lower end, where a small gravel bar could be used to pitch a tent…

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  7. Jasper State Recreation Area

      1. Boat Ramp, Rustic
      2. Fire Ring
      3. Restrooms-Seasonal, Rustic
      4. Vehicle Access/Parking
      5. Water
      • River Mile 196.0
      • Latitude 43.98749
      • Longitude -122.90136

    This recreation area has the most amenities on this stretch of the river. Restrooms are not open in the winter months. It makes a good lunch stop between Dexter and…

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  8. Jasper Bridge Access

      • River Mile 195.25
      • Latitude 43.99704
      • Longitude -122.90461

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  9. Jasper Bridge Ramp

      1. Boat Ramp, Rustic
      2. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 195
      • Latitude 43.99822
      • Longitude -122.90628

    This is a small gravel boat ramp next to the bridge (no amenities).

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      • River Mile 194.5
      • Latitude 44.00066
      • Longitude -122.90976

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  10. Log Jam Landing

      1. Camping
      2. Wildlife
      • River Mile 193.5
      • Latitude 44.00881
      • Longitude -122.91899

    This is a Greenway site that has relateively poor offerings. It is also quite noisy because of Jasper Road across the river. This site remains of of the few currently…

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  11. Pisgah Landing

      1. Wildlife
      • River Mile 192.75
      • Latitude 44.01314
      • Longitude -122.93796

    This is a Greenway parcel that has very poor access from the river because of a high, riprap bank (no amenities).

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  12. Clearwater Boat Ramp

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Restrooms
      3. Trash Can
      4. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 191
      • Latitude 44.02436
      • Longitude -122.95663

    This local park has a boat ramp and pit toilet. There is a parking lot and primitive trails along the river.

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