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Oregon whitewater, Grande Ronde River

Wallowa county, Wallowa River to Grande Ronde River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     46 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from La Grande, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The Wallowa River to Grande Ronde River section of Grande Ronde River in Oregon is 46 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Wallowa County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The average
    whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. And
of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Wallowa River to Grande Ronde River section is just one of them. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting  
or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other spots. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Cross Canyon Trail is always a pleasant adventure. A tour to Grande Ronde River wouldn’t be complete without a visit to close by Minam State Recreation Area, and you can go for a hike on the Packer Trail. This river is so perfect. For the duration of the warm months here at Grande Ronde River, high temperatures commonly get into the 80's.

Grande Ronde River, Wallowa River to Grande Ronde 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 Grande Ronde River.
 Whitewater Near Grande Ronde River:
Grande Ronde River, Asotin County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 19.5 miles long (Troy to Boggan's Oasis)
Grande Ronde River, Wallowa County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 46 miles long (Wallowa River to Grande Ronde River)
Grande Ronde River, Union County, 25 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Elgin to Palmer Junction)
Whitewater Outfitter - TRT Raft Rental & Sales, Union County, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Grande Ronde River, Asotin County, 26 miles away
      Class II-IV - 27 miles long (Boggan's Oasis to Snake River)
 Ski Areas Near Grande Ronde River:
Bluewood, Washington , 23 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Spout Springs, Oregon , 32 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 14 runs
Anthony Lakes, Oregon , 60 miles away, 900 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Grande Ronde River:
Rimrock Inn, Enterprise , 23 miles away
Eagles View Inn And Suites, Enterprise , 27 miles away
Bronze Antler Bed And Breakfast, Joseph , 33 miles away
Eagle Cap Chalets, Joseph , 36 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dayton Hotel & Suites, Dayton , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grande Ronde River:
Wallowa Valley Stay and wash, Wallowa, 8 miles away
Goebel's, Wallowa, 11 miles away
Minam State Recreation Area, Elgin, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Grande Ronde River:
Cross Canyon Trail, Wallowa , 10 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 2827 feet elevation difference
Packer Trail, Garfield , 11 miles away,  14.2 hiking miles, 2776 feet elevation difference
Smooth Ridge Trail, Columbia , 13 miles away,  36.8 hiking miles, 5156 feet elevation difference
Grizzly Bear Trail, Columbia , 14 miles away,  25.2 hiking miles, 3837 feet elevation difference
Crooked Creek Trail, Garfield , 14 miles away, 21.4 hiking miles, 4731 feet elevation difference
Melton Creek Trail, Garfield , 14 miles away,  16.4 hiking miles, 4283 feet elevation difference
Crooked Trail, Wallowa , 15 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 516 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Grande Ronde River:
Minam State Recreation Area, Oregon , 12 miles away
Umatilla National Forest, Oregon , 21 miles away
Fields Spring State Park, Washington , 32 miles away

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