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Oregon whitewater, Brice Creek

Lane county, Parker Falls to Champion Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     4.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Oregon and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The Parker Falls to Champion Creek stretch of Brice Creek in Lane County is 4.5 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V
    section by American Whitewater. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. The starting point is not too far from Eugene-Springfield, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting
some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Parker Falls to Champion Creek section is one of them. There's camping available near Brice Creek. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river  
if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The beautiful Central Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Hotel Spring is an inspiring place to stop by during your stay, and if the weather is glorious, you can go for a hike along the Mayflower Trail. Just can't get enough of the Central Cascade Range. Don't leave Brice Creek without first paying a visit to Smith Falls; the Steamboat Trail is a great hiking trail close by. This river is so good. For the duration of the days of summer at Brice Creek temperatures are typically in the 70's.

Brice Creek, Parker Falls to Champion Creek 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 Brice Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brice Creek:
Brice Creek, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Parker Falls to Champion Creek)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Champion Creek to Cedar Creek Campground)
Champion Creek, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice Creek)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 7 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (City Creek to Steamboat Falls)
Layng Creek, Lane County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Rujada Campground to Wildwood Falls)
Sharps Creek, Lane County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (7 mi above Layng Ck confluence)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Steamboat Falls to Canton Creek Campground)
Canyon Creek, Douglas County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Confluence with Pass Creek to Steamboat Creek)
Winberry Creek, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4 miles long (South / North Fork Confluence to Forest Service bridge)
Row River, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Wildwood Falls to Dorena Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Brice Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 40 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 65 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 68 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 78 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Brice Creek:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 11 miles away
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 30 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 31 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove , 31 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cottage Grove Inn, Cottage Grove , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brice Creek:
Hobo Forest Camp, Culp Creek, 3 miles away
Lund Park, Culp Creek, 4 miles away
Crawfish Lake, Culp Creek, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Brice Creek:
Mayflower Trail, Lane , 3 miles away,  4.4 hiking miles, 1953 feet elevation difference
Steamboat Trail, Lane , 3 miles away, 5.9 hiking miles, 2985 feet elevation difference
Holland Meadows Trail, Lane , 5 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 603 feet elevation difference
Willamette Divide Trail, Lane , 5 miles away, 3.8 hiking miles, 884 feet elevation difference
Skeeter Camp Trail, Lane , 6 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 1108 feet elevation difference
Canton Creek Trail, Lane , 8 miles away,  7 hiking miles, 2981 feet elevation difference
Dinner Ridge Way, Lane , 8 miles away, 7.7 hiking miles, 4056 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Brice Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 50 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Lowell State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brice Creek:
Circle Bar Golf Club, Westfir , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Brice Creek
Gertrude Lake, Lane , 6 miles away
Hills Creek Lake, Lane , 14 miles away
Lookout Point Lake, Lane , 17 miles away

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