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Eagle Creek: Fish Hatchery to Snuffin Road Professional Review and Guide
"Eagle Creek drains the Cascade foothills east of Estacada, and flows generally northwest into the Clackamas River about halfway between Estacada and Barton. It was named for the eagles that used to dip to catch the thousands of spawning salmon. The creek is small and anglers sometimes crowd the banks. Several bridges cross the creek, but paddlers catch only glimpses of the road, and then only in the vicinity of Eagle Fern County Park. Several logs or logjams are usually available for portaging in this upper section. A little over halfway through the trip is a 15- to 18-foot waterfall. Watch for the 4-foot-high concrete fish ladder bypassing the falls. It is on the right bank past a sharp right-hand bend. Take out on the right in the pool well before the concrete wall. The falls is generally run down a tongue on the right or down the center-right. A large hydraulic can form at the base at high water. Portage on the trail or down the fish ladder. Character: forested; cabins."
--Pete Giordano & the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club, Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers (The Mountaineers Books).
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