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Oregon whitewater, Crooked River

Deschutes Jefferson county, Crooked River Ranch to Billy Chinook Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(V)     9 miles
  The natural beauty of Oregon and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Oregon are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're coming from Bend it's not a long drive at all to the put-in
    location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. On this
section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. The Crooked River Ranch to Billy Chinook Reservoir stretch of Crooked River in Oregon is 9 miles long and is a class III+(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Here at Crooked River there are plenty of people from Culver; Peter Skene Ogden State Park is worth going to. Going for a hike on the Reservation Trail is always a delightful adventure. The Cove Palisades State Park is a tremendous place to go if you're at Crooked River. It is very dried out here at Crooked River usually. The wettest month of the year is commonly December, that's the one that rains the most; the driest of the months is July. For the duration of the warm days of summer here at Crooked River, high temperatures typically get into the 90's.

Crooked River, Crooked River Ranch to Billy Chinook Reservoir 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, Deschutes / Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 9 miles long (Crooked River Ranch to Billy Chinook Reservoir)
Deschutes River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 15 miles long (Lower Bridge to Billy Chinook Reservoir)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 11.5 miles long (Cline Falls State Park to Lower Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Deschutes County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Crooked River, Crook / Deschutes County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 18 miles long (Lone Pine Bridge to Crooked River Ranch)
Deschutes River, Jefferson/ Wasco/ Sherman County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 53 miles long (US 26 to Sherars Falls)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ouzel Outfitters River Trips, Deschutes County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Bend to Tumalo State Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Osprey Adventures Rafting, Deschutes County, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Crooked River:
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 38 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 43 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 51 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 52 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 53 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 54 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 70 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Crooked River:
Sleep Inn & Suites Redmond, Redmond , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Resort THE LODGE AT EAGLE CREST, Redmond , 11 miles away
Eagle Crest Villas, Redmond , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Madras, Madras , 11 miles away
Greenway Motel, Redmond , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crooked River:
Crooked River Ranch, Terrebonne, 2 miles away
Crooked River Ranch RV Park, Crooked River, 3 miles away
The Cove Palisades State Park - Crooked River, Culver, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Crooked River:
Reservation Trail, Jefferson , 15 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 1940 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Crooked River:
The Cove Palisades State Park, Oregon , 5 miles away
Peter Skene Ogden State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crooked River:
Crooked River Ranch Golf, Terrebonne , 3 miles away
Desert Peaks Golf Course, Madras , 11 miles away
Desert Peaks Golf Club, Madras , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Crooked River
Lake Simtustus, Jefferson , 11 miles away

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