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Oregon whitewater, Grave Creek

Josephine county, Six Miles to confluence With Rogue River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     6 miles
  This section of Grave Creek in Oregon is 6 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often tougher than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The scenic beauty of Oregon and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around
    here you'll find a large number of good rivers. 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. The put-in location is a
short drive from Grants Pass, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Six Miles to confluence With Rogue River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The beauty of the Coast  
Ranges is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
Grave Creek is right by the Grayback Trail; lots of folks from Merlin come here. Now, you may feel that's a load but there's even more exciting things to do here in the Coast Ranges. The Coffee Pot Trail offers hiking at its best. An average amount of rainfall falls at Grave Creek. The month of December is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month of the year is July. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Grave Creek while nighttime lows are frequently in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Grave Creek.

Grave Creek, Six Miles to confluence With Rogue 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 Grave Creek.
 Whitewater Near Grave Creek:
Grave Creek, Josephine County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (Six Miles to confluence With Rogue River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rogue River Raft Trips, Josephine County, 5 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Galice Resort & Raft Trips, Josephine County, 5 miles away
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Rogue River, Josephine/Curry County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 34 miles long (Grave Creek to Foster Bar)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Josephine County, 6 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Orange Torpedo Trips, Josephine County, 11 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Dance Raft Rentals & Sales, Josephine County, 11 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - O'Brien's Rogue River Rafting, Josephine County, 14 miles away
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Illinois River, Josephine County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Highway 199 to Miami Bar)
Whitewater Outfitter - Bradbury's Raft Rentals, Josephine County, 20 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Grave Creek:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 65 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Grave Creek:
Grants Pass Travelodge, Grants Pass , 18 miles away
Shilo Inn Grants Pass, Grants Pass , 18 miles away
Comfort Inn Grants Pass, Grants Pass , 18 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Grants Pass, Grants Pass , 18 miles away
Super 8 Grants Pass, Grants Pass , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grave Creek:
Almeda County Park, Merlin, 3 miles away
Sanderson's, Merlin, 4 miles away
Rand Landing, Merlin, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Grave Creek:
Coffee Pot Trail, Josephine , 2 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 1310 feet elevation difference
Grayback Trail, Douglas , 9 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 2268 feet elevation difference
South Fork Trail, Douglas , 14 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 1703 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Grave Creek:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 26 miles away
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 62 miles away
Valley of the Rogue State Park, Oregon , 30 miles away
Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grave Creek:
Red Mountain Golf Course, Grants Pass , 13 miles away
Dutcher Creek Golf, Grants Pass , 15 miles away
Colonial Valley Golf Course, Grants Pass , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Grave Creek
Lake Selmac, Josephine , 20 miles away

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