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Oregon whitewater, Christy Creek

Lane county, to Confluence with Willamette section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V(V+)     9 miles
  The to Confluence with Willamette stretch of Christy Creek is 9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V(V+) section. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Albany-Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful Central
    Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system,
there are a few others too. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The wonderful Oregon scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. There are campgrounds  
quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Dead Mountain Trail is always a fine adventure. A great spot like Willamette National Forest in the vicinity of Christy Creek is too tremendous to leave out, and Salt Springs is a delightful site to explore while you're at Christy Creek. A river like this is too good to miss. Near Christy Creek you come across the Roosevelt Way which is a perfect hiking trail. Christy Creek sees pretty high levels of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is usually November, that's the one that rains the most, and July on the other hand is the driest.

Christy Creek, to Confluence with Willamette 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 Christy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Christy Creek:
Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork, Lane County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13.5 miles long (to Westfir)
Christy Creek, Lane County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Confluence with Willamette)
Salmon Creek, Lane County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 12 miles long (Top of Upper Salmon Creek Gorge to Oakridge)
Quartz Creek, Lane County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge)
Salt Creek, Lane County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.2 miles long (McCredie Hot Springs to Rigdon Road Bridge)
Willamette River - Middle Fork, Lane County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (Hills Creek Dam to Lookout Point Reservoir)
McKenzie River - South Fork, Lane County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Dutch Oven Camp to Cougar Reservoir)
Hills Creek, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (6 mi above Reservoir)
Fall Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Portland Creek to Fall Creek Reservoir)
Lookout Creek, -blank- County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (2.5 miles above Blue River to Blue River)
 Ski Areas Near Christy Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 26 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 41 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 46 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 80 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 83 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 85 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 91 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 94 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Christy Creek:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 46 miles away
Super 8 Creswell/South Eugene, Creswell , 47 miles away
Broadway Inn, Eugene , 48 miles away
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Christy Creek:
Kiahanie, Oakridge, 6 miles away
Salmon Creek Falls, Oakridge, 7 miles away
Blair Lake, Oakridge, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Christy Creek:
Roosevelt Way, Lane , 4 miles away,  5.4 hiking miles, 2210 feet elevation difference
Dead Mountain Trail, Lane , 4 miles away, 5.2 hiking miles, 2108 feet elevation difference
Fall Creek Trail, Lane , 5 miles away, 3.1 hiking miles, 1528 feet elevation difference
Pernot Trail, Lane , 6 miles away, 1 hiking miles, 344 feet elevation difference
Shitepoke Trail, Lane , 6 miles away, 1.6 hiking miles, 2640 feet elevation difference
Squaw Butte Trail, Lane , 8 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 1436 feet elevation difference
Gold Point Trail, Lane , 8 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 2706 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Christy Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 52 miles away
Willamette National Forest, Oregon , 5 miles away
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 27 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Christy Creek:
Circle Bar Golf Club, Westfir , 11 miles away
Golf Oregon, Vida , 12 miles away
Tokatee Golf Club, Blue River , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Christy Creek
Hills Creek Lake, Lane , 11 miles away
Cougar Reservoir, Lane , 13 miles away
Blue River Lake, Lane , 13 miles away

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