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Oregon whitewater, Crabtree Creek

Linn county, Roaring River to South Santiam River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     15.5 miles
 
We walked/paddled from Larwood bridge to almost the 226 bridge stretch on June 3, 2007. We put in at 11am and we were about two miles from the 226 bridge (at 8pm) when we ran up on a nasty tree branch on a corner and popped the bottom of our inflatable kayak. Luckily, there was a house right there and the owner was real nice and gave us a ride to our truck! The water was VERY low and we had to walk alot of the creek. The deep parts would have
    been great to fish. There was a large tree across right before Richardson's Gap bridge, but we were able to slide the boat under on the left. It was a rather miserable trip, the rocks were very slippery when trying to drag
the boat through the low spots! Says Teresa B

This section of Crabtree Creek in Oregon is 15.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The nature scenery of Linn County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the
 
trip here worthwhile. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The put-in location is a short drive from Albany-Lebanon, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Crabtree Creek, Roaring River to South Santiam River 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 Crabtree Creek.
 Whitewater Near Crabtree Creek:
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (Roaring River to South Santiam River)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (McKercher Park to Brownsville)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 13.8 miles long (Foster Dam to Waterloo)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 17 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 19 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (North Falls to Lower putin)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 9.6 miles long (Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge)
Mohawk River, Lane County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Mohawk River Road to Hileman Road)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Crabtree Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 69 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 76 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 82 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 85 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 87 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 88 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 94 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Crabtree Creek:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Crabtree Creek:
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 7 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ALBANY, Albany , 14 miles away
Comfort Suites Linn County Fairground And Expo, Albany , 14 miles away
Rodeway Inn Albany, Albany , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crabtree Creek:
Woods Trailer RV Park, Lebanon, 6 miles away
Gill's Landing RV Park, Lebanon, 6 miles away
Premier RV Resort at Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crabtree Creek:
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 21 miles away
Willamette Mission State Park, Oregon , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crabtree Creek:
Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon , 8 miles away
Pineway Public Restaurant & Golf Course, Lebanon , 8 miles away
Santiam Golf Club, Stayton , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Crabtree Creek
Foster Lake, Linn , 17 miles away
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 19 miles away

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