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Oregon whitewater, Fall Creek

Lane county, Fall Creek Dam to Willamette River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     5 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Eugene-Springfield, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are a few other stretches in this
    river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very
popular destination. This section of Fall Creek in Oregon is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The natural beauty of Oregon and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The river winds through the Central Cascade Range and you  
get great scenery.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Fall Creek it's always fun to stop at Dexter State Park; splendid hiking is available along the Eagles Rest Trail. Life's too short to enjoy all the exciting things in the Central Cascade Range. Elijah Bristow State Park is both fine and stunning, and it's close to Fall Creek, and if you're popping by from Dexter, you won't be the only one. This river has it all. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Fall Creek; Teeter Creek Loop is a good local trail. Fall Creek typically gets a large amount of rainfall.

Fall Creek, Fall Creek Dam to Willamette 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 Fall Creek.
 Whitewater Near Fall Creek:
Willamette River - Middle Fork, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 10.8 miles long (Dexter Dam to confluence with Coast Fork Willamette)
Fall Creek, Lane County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Fall Creek Dam to Willamette River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon Whitewater Adventures, Lane County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - JUSTUS Outfitters, Lane County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Row River, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Wildwood Falls to Dorena Reservoir)
Row River, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge)
Layng Creek, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Rujada Campground to Wildwood Falls)
Winberry Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4 miles long (South / North Fork Confluence to Forest Service bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness River Outfitters, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - A Helfrich Outfitter, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Fall Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 56 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 69 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 78 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 94 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 99 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
 Hotels Near Fall Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 14 miles away
Super 8 Creswell/South Eugene, Creswell , 14 miles away
Broadway Inn, Eugene , 15 miles away
Eugene - Springfield, Springfield , 16 miles away
Comfort Suites Eugene, Eugene , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fall Creek:
Dexter Shores Mobile Home and RV Park, Dexter, 2 miles away
Chalet Village, Springfield, 10 miles away
Fall Creek State Recreation Area - Fishermans Point Group, Fall Creek, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Fall Creek:
Eagles Rest Trail, Lane , 8 miles away,  4.4 hiking miles, 1570 feet elevation difference
Teeter Creek Loop, Lane , 9 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Hardesty Trail, Lane , 12 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 3383 feet elevation difference
Johnny Creek Nature Trail, Lane , 17 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 992 feet elevation difference
Sourgrass Trail, Lane , 18 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 911 feet elevation difference
Cabin Creek Trail, Lane , 19 miles away, 2.1 hiking miles, 1792 feet elevation difference
Cloverpatch Trail, Lane , 19 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 1327 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Fall Creek:
Elijah Bristow State Park, Oregon , 1 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 2 miles away
Lowell State Park, Oregon , 2 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fall Creek:
Springfield Country Club, Springfield , 11 miles away
Emerald Valley Golf Club, Creswell , 13 miles away
McKenzie River Golf Course, Walterville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Fall Creek
Dexter Reservoir, Lane , 2 miles away
Fall Creek Lake, Lane , 4 miles away
Lookout Point Lake, Lane , 5 miles away

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