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Oregon whitewater, Coquille River - South Fork

Coos county, Myrtle Grove Camp Ground to Milepost 3 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     5.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The starting location is a short drive from Coos Bay, as you can see on the road map further down. The river winds through the Coast Ranges and you get great scenery. This stretch of Coquille River - South Fork in Coos County is 5.5 miles long and is a
    class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Myrtle Grove Camp Ground to Milepost 3 section is just one of them. The wonderful Coos County scenery
and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. 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. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Mountain Wells Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park is a good place to stop by on a lovely day, and do put some time aside to spend at Elk Creek Falls while you're here at Coquille River - South Fork. This river has so much to offer. Hoffman Memorial State Park is both wonderful and beautiful, and it's close to Coquille River - South Fork, and you'll meet a lot of people from Powers here.

Coquille River - South Fork, Myrtle Grove Camp Ground to Milepost 3 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Coquille River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Coquille River - South Fork:
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.5 miles long (Myrtle Grove Camp Ground to Milepost 3)
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (2 Miles Above Powers to Baker Creek)
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (South Fork Bridge to Myrtle Grove)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rose City Wood Products, Coos County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Elk River, Curry County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Slate Creek to Elk River Hatchery)
Illinois River, Josephine / Curry County, 29 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 31 miles long (Miami Bar to Oak Flat)
Coos River - South Fork, Coos County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.1 miles long (Johnson Beach to below Mile 7 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Coquille River - South Fork:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 99 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Coquille River - South Fork:
Bandon Inn, Bandon , 30 miles away
BEST WESTERN Holiday Hotel, Coos Bay , 31 miles away
BEST WESTERN Inn At Face Rock, Bandon , 31 miles away
Super 8 Coos Bay/North Bend, Coos Bay , 31 miles away
Red Lion Coos Bay, Coos Bay , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coquille River - South Fork:
Powers Park, Powers, 1 miles away
Boundary Campground, Coos County, 1 miles away
Coal Creek Campground, Coos County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Coquille River - South Fork:
Mountain Wells Trail, Curry , 11 miles away, 4.7 hiking miles, 625 feet elevation difference
Lower River Trail, Curry , 15 miles away, 6.1 hiking miles, 779 feet elevation difference
Bear Camp Trail, Curry , 15 miles away, 5.7 hiking miles, 1019 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Coquille River - South Fork:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 45 miles away
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 53 miles away
Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park, Oregon , 8 miles away
Hoffman Memorial State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coquille River - South Fork:
Coquille Valley Elks, Coquille , 19 miles away

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