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Oregon whitewater, Coos River - South Fork

Coos county, Johnson Beach to below Mile 7 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.1 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Coos Bay, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The Johnson Beach to below Mile 7 Bridge section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. When
    you're paddling down a Coast Ranges river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before
you come because it is a very popular destination. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Johnson Beach to below Mile 7 Bridge stretch of Coos River - South Fork in Oregon is 6.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. A good workout and a chance to spend  
some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The natural beauty of Oregon and the cool fresh water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Coos River - South Fork without visiting Golden and Silver Falls State Park. Through the summer here at Coos River - South Fork, high temperatures usually reach the 70's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 50's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 50's, and throughout the dark hours in the wintertime at Coos River - South Fork temperatures descend to the 30's. Coos River - South Fork gets a large amount of water.

Coos River - South Fork, Johnson Beach to below Mile 7 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 Coos River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Coos River - South Fork:
Coos River - South Fork, Coos County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.1 miles long (Johnson Beach to below Mile 7 Bridge)
Millicoma River - West Fork, Coos County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Above Allegany)
Umpqua River, Douglas County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Sawyers Rapids)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rose City Wood Products, Coos County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (2 Miles Above Powers to Baker Creek)
 Marinas Near Coos River - South Fork:
Loon Lake Water Sports Marina, Reedsport , 12 miles away
Sunlake Marina, Lakeside , 18 miles away
North Lake Resort and Marina, Lakeside , 19 miles away
Ringo's Lakeside Marina, Lakeside , 19 miles away
Salmon Harbor Marina, Reedsport , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Coos River - South Fork:
BEST WESTERN Holiday Hotel, Coos Bay , 19 miles away
Super 8 Coos Bay/North Bend, Coos Bay , 19 miles away
Red Lion Coos Bay, Coos Bay , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN Salbasgeon Inn & Suites Of Reedsport, Reedsport , 20 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites At Coos Bay, North Bend , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coos River - South Fork:
Nesika County Park, Allegany, 6 miles away
Park Creek Recreation Site, Allegany, 7 miles away
Camp Millicoma, Coos Bay, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Coos River - South Fork:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 66 miles away
Golden and Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
William M. Tugman State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
Hoffman Memorial State Park, Oregon , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coos River - South Fork:
Coquille Valley Elks, Coquille , 17 miles away
Kentuck Golf Course, North Bend , 18 miles away
Coos Country Club, Coos Bay , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Coos River - South Fork
Loon Lake, Douglas , 12 miles away
Tenmile Lake, Coos , 17 miles away

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