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Oregon whitewater, Champion Creek

Lane county, Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1.1 miles
  The scenic beauty of Lane County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Oregon you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you're coming from Eugene-Springfield it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not
    familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There
are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater paddling here in the Central Cascade Range is a great experience. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice Creek stretch of Champion Creek in Oregon is 1.1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. This section  
is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a great hiking trail close to Champion Creek called the Mayflower Trail; do put some time aside to spend at Smith Falls if you're here at Champion Creek. All the outdoors cool stuff in the Central Cascade Range will keep you coming back persistently. On a wonderful day at Champion Creek you can take a hike along the Steamboat Trail; if you're hooked on cool geologic highlights try Kitten Rock.

Champion Creek, Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice 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 Champion Creek.
 Whitewater Near Champion Creek:
Brice Creek, Lane County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Champion Creek to Cedar Creek Campground)
Champion Creek, Lane County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice Creek)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Parker Falls to Champion Creek)
Layng Creek, Lane County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Rujada Campground to Wildwood Falls)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 8 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (City Creek to Steamboat Falls)
Sharps Creek, Lane County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (7 mi above Layng Ck confluence)
Canyon Creek, Douglas County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Confluence with Pass Creek to Steamboat Creek)
Row River, Lane County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Wildwood Falls to Dorena Reservoir)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Steamboat Falls to Canton Creek Campground)
Winberry Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4 miles long (South / North Fork Confluence to Forest Service bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Champion Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 43 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 67 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 70 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 78 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Champion Creek:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 13 miles away
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 28 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove , 28 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cottage Grove Inn, Cottage Grove , 28 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Champion Creek:
Hobo Forest Camp, Culp Creek, 1 miles away
Lund Park, Culp Creek, 2 miles away
Crawfish Lake, Culp Creek, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Champion Creek:
Steamboat Trail, Lane , 4 miles away, 5.9 hiking miles, 2985 feet elevation difference
Mayflower Trail, Lane , 4 miles away,  4.4 hiking miles, 1953 feet elevation difference
Willamette Divide Trail, Lane , 7 miles away, 3.8 hiking miles, 884 feet elevation difference
Canton Creek Trail, Lane , 7 miles away,  7 hiking miles, 2981 feet elevation difference
Bohemia Trail, Douglas , 7 miles away, 3.8 hiking miles, 1520 feet elevation difference
Holland Meadows Trail, Lane , 7 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 603 feet elevation difference
China Creek Trail, Lane , 8 miles away, 1.5 hiking miles, 992 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Champion Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 52 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
Lowell State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Champion Creek:
Circle Bar Golf Club, Westfir , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Champion Creek
Gertrude Lake, Lane , 8 miles away
Lookout Point Lake, Lane , 16 miles away
Hills Creek Lake, Lane , 16 miles away

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