South Umpqua River Three C Rock to Milepost 22

Tiller, Oregon

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Although the nature of most of this run is class 1 and 2, several class 3 and class 4 rapids appear at high flows. From the put-in, the river flows at a nice tempo through a small canyon. After passing a concrete bridge at mile 1.6, it is another mile to a demanding class 3 rapid where most of the river pours against a large boulder. At mile 3.6, a class 4 riverwide ledge can be scouted from the right. The river passes under the Oregon 227 bridge in Tiller at mile 4.7. The last major rapid is at mile 7.2, near the downstream end of a recent major road cut. The river piles up against a huge boulder on the right bank as it makes a tight left bend. Part of the water flows upstream on the right to form a strong boiling eddy feeding through trapped logs and debris that should be avoided. Several hundred yards downstream are the remains of a log bridge and a concrete bridge swept away in past floods. It is about 1 mile to the take-out. Character: wooded.

South Umpqua River: Three C Rock to Milepost 22 Professional Review and Guide

"Although the nature of most of this run is class 1 and 2, several class 3 and class 4 rapids appear at high flows. From the put-in, the river flows at a nice tempo through a small canyon.

After passing a concrete bridge at mile 1.6, it is another mile to a demanding class 3 rapid where most of the river pours against a large boulder. At mile 3.6, a class 4 riverwide ledge can be scouted from the right. The river passes under the Oregon 227 bridge in Tiller at mile 4.7. The last major rapid is at mile 7.2, near the downstream end of a recent major road cut. The river piles up against a huge boulder on the right bank as it makes a tight left bend. Part of the water flows upstream on the right to form a strong boiling eddy feeding through trapped logs and debris that should be avoided. Several hundred yards downstream are the remains of a log bridge and a concrete bridge swept away in past floods. It is about 1 mile to the take-out. Character: wooded."

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Tiller
Distance: 8.5
Class: Class III-IV
Season: Best in rainy season; Flow: 1500–4000 cfs
Driving Directions: Directions to South Umpqua River: Three C Rock to Milepost 22

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May 2018