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Oregon whitewater, Big Butte Creek

Jackson county, Butte Falls to Netherlands Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     9.5 miles
  The wonderful Oregon scenery and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This section of Big Butte Creek in Jackson County is 9.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or
    kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping
in your car. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. If you're coming from Medford it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Butte Falls to Netherlands Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This stretch is mid length,  
suitable for an afternoon trip. The Southern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
A perfect site like Casey State Park in the neighborhood of Big Butte Creek is too wonderful to leave out, and the Buck Point Trail offers hiking at its best. So many amusing things in the Southern Cascade Range, just mind-boggling. A visit to Big Butte Creek wouldn’t be complete without a visit to close by Joseph H. Stewart State Park, and Big Butte Creek is right by the Alco Trail. This river is a great place to visit. Lots of folks from Butte Falls come to Big Butte Creek.

Big Butte Creek, Butte Falls to Netherlands Road 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 Big Butte Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Butte Creek:
Big Butte Creek, Jackson County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Butte Falls to Netherlands Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid Pleasure Raft Rental, Jackson County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 3.3 miles long (Mill Creek Falls to Lost Creek Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - Fishin Hole, Jackson County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rogue Rafting, Jackson County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - 62 Marketplace & Rafting, Jackson County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Get WETT Rafting, Jackson County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Raft Rite Rentals, Jackson County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (River Bridge to North Fork Park)
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Natural Bridge to Woodruff Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Big Butte Creek:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 26 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 65 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 70 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 97 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Marinas Near Big Butte Creek:
Lost Creek Marina, Trail , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Butte Creek:
Brookside Inn And Suites, White City , 18 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Ashland, Ashland , 20 miles away
Econo Lodge Ashland, Ashland , 20 miles away
Manor Motel And Helman House, Ashland , 20 miles away
Ashland Hills Hotel And Suites, Ashland , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Butte Creek:
Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area, Butte Falls, 5 miles away
Rogue Elk County Park, Trail, 10 miles away
Medford Oaks Campark, Eagle Point, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Big Butte Creek:
Buck Point Trail, Jackson , 11 miles away, 4.3 hiking miles, 2366 feet elevation difference
Alco Trail, Jackson , 15 miles away,  12 hiking miles, 2217 feet elevation difference
Bieberstedt Trail, Jackson , 15 miles away, 1.9 hiking miles, 1353 feet elevation difference
Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail, Douglas , 16 miles away,  5 hiking miles, 603 feet elevation difference
Pacific Crest Trail - section 19, overlapping , 17 miles away, 99.3 hiking miles, 3756 feet elevation difference
Rattlesnake Trail, Douglas , 17 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 863 feet elevation difference
Fawn Camp Trail, Douglas , 17 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 859 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Big Butte Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 37 miles away
Joseph H. Stewart State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Casey State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Rogue River National Forest, Oregon , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Butte Creek:
Stone Ridge Golf Course, Eagle Point , 14 miles away
Eagle Point Golf Course, Eagle Point , 14 miles away
Cedar Links Golf Club, Medford , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Butte Creek
Lost Creek Lake, Jackson , 6 miles away
Medco Pond, Jackson , 13 miles away
Agate Reservoir, Jackson , 14 miles away

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