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Dierks

RiverNameRatingSizeLevelGaugeTimeSTPhoto
DierksIIISToo Low
trend_hold
3.87 Feet
[6, 6.4, 11]
29 minutes agoARcamera

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This is a really nice area that is perfect for park and play. There is a wooded campground with 8-10 sites with blacktop roads, level, gravel parking pads, a restroom with flush toilets and a pavilion. The loop is about 3/4 of a mile long and shuttle can be walked (about a 1/4 mile). There are a couple of natural class I-II rapids in the loop besides the 3 features that were built with the COE in July, 2004. These features are at the bottom of the loop, just down from the campground. The first one is a small, glassy wave (about 1.5ft tall) with a good eddy on the right. The second feature is an aggressive hole that is more surfable on river right, and more trashy on river left. Eddies on both sides, with the eddie on the right being a little more user friendly. Several people have swum out of this hole, but all with smiles on their faces and with little to no recirculation once the boater and the boat separate. The third feature is a large frothy wave/hole (about 4 ft tall) with nice eddies on both sides. This hole has a clean washout and is not as nasty as it first appears. The size intimidates newer paddlers but can be fun for everyone. Any trick you want to throw can be attempted here. Just below at the takeout by the swimming area is the last rapid. A class II with a couple of small surfing spots. Eddy service is not as good for these. Currently there is only one scheduled release that happens the first or second weekend in October. The rest of the time it will only run several days after a good rain. This is a flood control lake and they actually hold water back to help out down stream and release several days later when things downstream drop down.

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