Rogue River, North Fork Woodruff Bridge to North Fork Reservoir

Medford, Oregon

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The upper Rogue is a classic southern Oregon river that makes an excellent one-day destination for Class IV paddlers looking for year-round action. It makes a great warm-up run before a lower Rogue, Illinois, or Umpqua river trip. The area is relatively unpopulated but home to abundant wildlife. Brush and old-growth forest line the riverbanks. The North Fork Rogue’s frigid, crystal-clear water originates as snowmelt from the Cascade Range near scenic Crater Lake. Adequate flows are available year-round, since snowmelt and groundwater seep through the riverbed’s porous volcanic rock. A trail along river left allows scouting and hiking access for the length of the river. The North Fork Rogue provides technical, pool-drop Class III+ and IV+ water divided into two sections, above and below Woodruff Bridge Campground.

Rogue River, North Fork: Woodruff Bridge to North Fork Reservoir Professional Review and Guide

"The upper Rogue is a classic southern Oregon river that makes an excellent one-day destination for Class IV paddlers looking for year-round action. It makes a great warm-up run before a lower Rogue, Illinois, or Umpqua river trip. The area is relatively unpopulated but home to abundant wildlife. Brush and old-growth forest line the riverbanks.

The North Fork Rogue’s frigid, crystal-clear water originates as snowmelt from the Cascade Range near scenic Crater Lake.
Adequate flows are available year-round, since snowmelt and groundwater seep through the riverbed’s porous volcanic rock. A trail along river left allows scouting and hiking access for the length of the river. The North Fork Rogue provides technical, pool-drop Class III+ and IV+ water divided into two sections, above and below Woodruff Bridge Campground."

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Medford
Distance: 30
Elevation Loss: 1,800 feet
Skill Level: Difficult
Class: Class III-IV
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Oregon Bureau of Land Management, 503-952-6001; Oregon River Levels, 503-261-9246
Driving Directions: Directions to Rogue River, North Fork: Woodruff Bridge to North Fork Reservoir

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