Paddling Oregon  by Robb Keller

Paddling Oregon Guide Book

by Robb Keller (Falcon Guides)
Paddling Oregon  by Robb Keller
Oregon's varied waters include ocean surf, steep mountain creeks, and high volume rivers. Its streams flow through desert canyons, forested wilderness, scenic gorges, and wide open spaces. Many streams in the state require white water skills, but others can be enjoyed by the novice paddler. Paddling Oregon offers details that help boaters plan a trip on these waters, whether they launch a kayak, canoe, or raft. Maps depict the state's main river basins. Flow charts show high, low, and average flows and recommended water levels. Gradient profiles illustrate how steeply the river falls, and precise directions help you get to put-ins and take-outs. This book can help you plan a great day or extended trip on Oregon's finest streams.

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Trails from the "Paddling Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 92.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 92.

The Alsea River meanders for more than 50 miles through Oregon's coastal mountains to Alsea Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Paddlers can view much of the river from OR 34, but the road leaves the river in ...
Corvallis, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 52
The Breitenbush River is spectacular, with crystal-blue water coursing through a rocky gorge. Its banks are steep and brushy most of the way, making a climb out difficult. (The road follows the river ...
Detroit, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11
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Brice Creek is a fun, tight, and technical run after a couple of days of hard rain. Due to its small drainage basin, the water runs off quickly. Brice Creek and Laying Creek join to form the Row Riv ...
Cottage Grove, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 13
The river is situated in a narrow, rocky canyon with impressive undercuts and large boulders. One particular undercut, about 0.5 mile from the put-in, looks inviting except for the rock that has fall ...
Portland, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.5
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Separating Marion and Clackamas counties, Butte Creek begins in the forested hills beyond Scotts Mills and can be run to the Pudding River many miles downstream. Photographic scenes along this large ...
Woodburn, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 18
The Calapooia River winds for more than 60 miles from Albany to foothills of the Cascade Range. Recent clearcuts mar the landscape along the river, but the river corridor is lined with deciduous trees ...
Holley, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 55
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Canyon Creek combines challenging whitewater with beautiful scenery despite heinous logging along the drainage. This run has it all: boulder gardens, tight gorges, and waterfalls. At low to medium ...
Kelso, WA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11
The creek provides technical fun for Class V paddler. The Canyon Creek drainage has been heavily clear-cut, but vestiges of its inherent beauty still shine through. The creek contains many continuous ...
Cascadia, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11
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The Chetco River offers a wide variety of boating opportunities. The river contains two main runs and a lesser-known wilderness run along its upper reaches in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area. Upstream ...
Brookings, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 44
The lower Clackamas River is an excellent place to begin whitewater boating. The river is wide at normal flows, quite scenic, and uncluttered despite its popularity. Though people flock to the parks a ...
Gladstone, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 24
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The North Fork Clackamas River is one of the more difficult and intense rivers in the Portland area. Don't put on without Class V boating skills, good judgment, rescue equipment, and adaptability. The ...
Estacada, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8
The Upper Clackamas River is an Oregon favorite, particularly from Three Lynx Power Station to north Fork Reservoir. Boaters may chose between runs that rank from Class II to Class IV, depending on ac ...
Estacada, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 58
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Brushy banks, twisting bends, and possible fences are present along Clear Creek. The upper creek contains continuous Class II water with two Class III drops below Metzler Park. Sidewinder is a dange ...
Portland, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
The upper reaches of the Collawash River may be the most obscure and infrequently paddled section of river in Oregon. This is bound to change. This is a river with two distinct faces: one is calm a ...
Salem, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 14
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The Coquille River offers a wide range of boating. The river has three main forks, but the most consistent, scenic, ad best overall for boating is the South Fork. The most challenging stretch of wa ...
Coquille, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 42
This forested area has only moderate population with thick vegetation along the banks. The rapids on the upper creek can be surprisingly deceptive. Debris and rocks seem to be placed in the most unexp ...
Albany, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 26
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The spectacular depth of the Crooked River canyon will cause the least claustrophobic paddler to feel perilously confined. The feeling isn't relieved until after one passes the Class IV rapids and the ...
Madras, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 26
Most of the Central Deschutes River gets diverted for irrigation at Bend and below. Only during winter and early spring is the flow adequate for paddlers. The river can be divided into two separate ...
Bend, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 50
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The Deschutes River is one of Oregon's most popular rivers due to its regular year-round flows, commercial trips, nearby rental shops, and abundant fair weather. Located in north-central Oregon, the l ...
The Dalles, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 100
The Deschutes River has many faces, ranging from a warm smile of flatwater to an angry, snarling glare of whitewater and waterfalls, paired with a hot, sweaty brow marked by its lower desert canyons. ...
Bend, OR - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 58
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