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Oregon whitewater, Calapooia River

Linn county, 22 miles above Holley to 13 Mile Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     9 miles
  The nature scenery of Linn County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This stretch of Calapooia River is 9 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. This is
    not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. 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. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Central Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The put-in is not too far from Albany-Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
If you're dropping by Calapooia River from Cascadia, you won't be the only one, and Cascadia State Park is a wonderful location to stop at. Whohoo, so much enjoyable stuff in one place! The Central Cascade Range is great! Go for a hike on the Michigan Heights Trail, and don't leave Calapooia River without first going for a hike along the Cowhorn Trail. This is a really good river. Calapooia River is a wet spot that gets lots of precipitation. The wettest month of the year is generally November, that's the one that rains the most; July on the other hand is the driest.

Calapooia River, 22 miles above Holley to 13 Mile 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 Calapooia River.
 Whitewater Near Calapooia River:
Wiley Creek, Linn County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Above Wiley Creek Gorge to Little Wiley Creek Confluence)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (22 miles above Holley to 13 Mile Bridge)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 9.5 miles long (13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge)
McKenzie River, Lane County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 24 miles long (Leaburg Dam to Hayden Bridge)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir)
Canyon Creek, -blank- County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 13.8 miles long (Foster Dam to Waterloo)
Fall Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Portland Creek to Fall Creek Reservoir)
Mohawk River, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Mohawk River Road to Hileman Road)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park)
 Ski Areas Near Calapooia River:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 45 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 47 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 60 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 74 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 77 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 80 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Calapooia River:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Calapooia River:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 25 miles away
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 31 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 34 miles away
Broadway Inn, Eugene , 36 miles away
Eugene - Springfield, Springfield , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calapooia River:
Cascadia State Park, Cascadia, 8 miles away
River Bend County Park, Foster, 8 miles away
Menears Bend Campground, Linn County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Calapooia River:
Michigan Heights Trail, Lane , 3 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 2179 feet elevation difference
Cowhorn Trail, Lane , 12 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 194 feet elevation difference
Gold Hill Trail, Linn , 13 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1073 feet elevation difference
Johnny Creek Nature Trail, Lane , 14 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 992 feet elevation difference
Gold Point Trail, Lane , 16 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 2706 feet elevation difference
Pernot Trail, Lane , 17 miles away, 1 hiking miles, 344 feet elevation difference
Fall Creek Trail, Lane , 17 miles away, 3.1 hiking miles, 1528 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Calapooia River:
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 9 miles away
Willamette National Forest, Oregon , 22 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Calapooia River:
McKenzie River Golf Course, Walterville , 10 miles away
Golf Oregon, Vida , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Calapooia River
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 10 miles away
Foster Lake, Linn , 13 miles away
Blue River Lake, Lane , 14 miles away

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