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Oregon whitewater, Crooked River

Crook Deschutes county, Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     18 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Bend, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The wonderful Oregon scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. There's camping available near Crooked River. Great exercise and
    spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before
you come because it is a very popular destination. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. The Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Crooked River you'll probably meet some folks from Terrebonne, and if you desire a little side trip, try
 
Sherwood Canyon. Nichols Spring is a great local attraction, and Smith Rock State Park is a good location to stop by. This river is a great place to visit. A journey to Peter Skene Ogden State Park invigorates the soul. At Crooked River during the warm months highs are in the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 50's. During the winter highs are in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Crooked River. Crooked River is ordinarily a reasonably dried up site. December is the month that gets the most rain; July meanwhile is the driest month.

Crooked River, Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch 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 Crooked River.
 Whitewater Near Crooked River:
Crooked River, Crook / Deschutes County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 18 miles long (Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch)
Crooked River, Deschutes / Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 9 miles long (Crooked River Ranch to Billy Chinook Reservoir)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Deschutes County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 11.5 miles long (Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge)
Deschutes River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class IV+ - 15 miles long (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Reservoir)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ouzel Outfitters River Trips, Deschutes County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Osprey Adventures Rafting, Deschutes County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Jefferson/ Wasco/ Sherman County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 53 miles long (US 26 to Sherars Falls)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Bend to Tumalo State Park)
 Ski Areas Near Crooked River:
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 41 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 49 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 58 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 60 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 72 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Crooked River:
Sleep Inn & Suites Redmond, Redmond , 5 miles away
Greenway Motel, Redmond , 6 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Rama Inn, Redmond , 7 miles away
Super 8 Redmond, Redmond , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Redmond Airport, Redmond , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crooked River:
Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, 2 miles away
Henderson Flat, Terrebonne, 2 miles away
Cyrus Horse Camp, Terrebonne, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crooked River:
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon , 1 miles away
Peter Skene Ogden State Park, Oregon , 2 miles away
The Cove Palisades State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crooked River:
Missing Link Family Golf Center, Redmond , 5 miles away
Crooked River Ranch Golf, Terrebonne , 6 miles away
Juniper Golf Club Restaurant & Lounge, Redmond , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Crooked River
Mayfield Pond, Deschutes , 15 miles away
Lake Simtustus, Jefferson , 16 miles away

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