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Oregon whitewater, Calapooia River

Linn county, McKercher Park to Brownsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     7 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Albany-Lebanon, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The McKercher Park to Brownsville section of Calapooia River is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable.
    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. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds
nearby. The McKercher Park to Brownsville stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The scenic beauty of Oregon and the water flowing gracefully down Calapooia River have people coming here. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
The
 
smiling folks of Brownsville like to hang out nearby. For the period of the days of summer at Calapooia River highs are ordinarily in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's. During the winter the highs are mostly in the 40's, and after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Calapooia River plunge into the 30's. Calapooia River is a good location of normal precipitation. Of all the months in a year December is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is July.

Calapooia River, McKercher Park to Brownsville 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:
Calapooia River, Linn County, 4 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (McKercher Park to Brownsville)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park)
Mohawk River, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Mohawk River Road to Hileman Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - A Helfrich Outfitter, Lane County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - JUSTUS Outfitters, Lane County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness River Outfitters, Lane County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon River Sports, Lane County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon Whitewater Adventures, Lane County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 13.8 miles long (Foster Dam to Waterloo)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (Roaring River to South Santiam River)
 Ski Areas Near Calapooia River:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 73 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 73 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 89 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 93 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 97 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 99 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
 Marinas Near Calapooia River:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Calapooia River:
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 9 miles away
Travelodge Pioneer Villa, Halsey , 9 miles away
Rodeway Inn Albany, Albany , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Prairie Inn, Albany , 15 miles away
Phoenix Inn Suites Albany, Albany , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calapooia River:
Twin Cedars Mobile Park, Lebanon, 7 miles away
Gill's Landing RV Park, Lebanon, 9 miles away
Woods Trailer RV Park, Lebanon, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Calapooia River:
Jasper State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Elijah Bristow State Park, Oregon , 22 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Calapooia River:
Pineway Public Restaurant & Golf Course, Lebanon , 8 miles away
Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon , 12 miles away
Springfield Country Club, Springfield , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Calapooia River
Alford Pond, Linn , 14 miles away
Foster Lake, Linn , 18 miles away

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