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Oregon whitewater, Alsea River - North Fork

Benton Lincoln county, Three Miles below Klickitat Lake to North Fork Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     6.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Corvallis, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The beautiful scenery of Benton/ Lincoln County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The beauty of the
    Coast Ranges is a great plus for this river. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd
better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Three Miles below Klickitat Lake to North Fork Bridge section of Alsea River - North Fork in Oregon is 6.5 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are so many stretches  
to paddle in this river system, the Three Miles below Klickitat Lake to North Fork Bridge stretch is just one of many. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for people from Alsea, and Ellmaker State Park is a good place to go. All year is a good time in the Coast Ranges if you like the outdoors. For the duration of the days of summer highs here at Alsea River - North Fork reach the 70's. Through the moonlight hours it's usually in the 50's.

Alsea River - North Fork, Three Miles below Klickitat Lake to North Fork Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Alsea River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Alsea River - North Fork:
Alsea River - North Fork, Benton/ Lincoln County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Three Miles below Klickitat Lake to North Fork Bridge)
Alsea River - North Fork, Benton County, 2 miles away
      Class I - 5 miles long (North Fork Bridge to Mill Creek Park)
Alsea River, Benton/Lincoln County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 32 miles long (Mill Creek Park to Tidewater)
Alsea River - South Fork, Benton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hubert McBee Memorial Park to Rock Quarry Weir)
Marys River, Benton County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Wren to Philomath)
Whitewater Outfitter - River RUN Oregon, Benton County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Drift Creek, Lincoln County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Meadow Creek to 3 miles above mouth)
Lake Creek, Lane County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Deadwood Creek to Siuslaw River)
Siletz River, Lincoln County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.8 miles long (Elk Creek to Moonshine Park)
Siuslaw River, Lane County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Lake Creek to Close to Mapleton)
 Hotels Near Alsea River - North Fork:
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, Corvallis , 22 miles away
University Inn Corvallis, Corvallis , 23 miles away
Rodeway Inn Willamette River, Corvallis , 24 miles away
Days Inn Corvallis, Corvallis , 24 miles away
Super 8 Corvallis, Corvallis , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Alsea River - North Fork:
Marys Peak, Blodgett, 4 miles away
Alsea Falls, Blachly, 8 miles away
Salmonberry County Park, Alsea, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Alsea River - North Fork:
Ellmaker State Park, Oregon , 9 miles away
Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon , 21 miles away
Sarah Helmick State Park, Oregon , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Alsea River - North Fork
Triangle Lake, Lane , 13 miles away
Corvallis Reservoir, Benton , 19 miles away

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