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Oregon whitewater, Hood River - East Fork

Hood River county, Dee to bridge Below Tucker Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     7.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The Dee to bridge Below Tucker Park stretch of Hood River - East Fork in Hood River County is 7.5 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Hood River - East Fork are pretty good. No matter
    if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Whitewater paddling here in the Central Cascade Range is a great experience. On this section you do get some distance, suitable
for an afternoon trip. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The Dee to bridge Below Tucker Park stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The natural beauty of Hood River County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you  
make reservations in advance you're all set. If you're coming from Hood River it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
What would winter be without some skiing at Cooper Spur; nearby you discover the Lamberson Butte Spur Trail which is a good hiking trail. Having a good time in the Central Cascade Range is uncomplicated. While you're here at Hood River - East Fork you will meet lots of people from nearby Hood River; the Dog River Trail is a pleasant hiking trail close by. This river is so good.

Hood River - East Fork, Dee to bridge Below Tucker Park 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 Hood River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Hood River - East Fork:
Hood River - East Fork, Hood River County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Dee to bridge Below Tucker Park)
Hood River, Hood River County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Tucker Bridge to Hood River Marina)
Hood River - West Fork, Hood River County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (White Bridge Park to East Fork Hood River)
Whitewater Outfitter - AAAA River Rider, Hood River County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - ECHO River Trips, Hood River County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Northwest Rafting Company, Hood River County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little White Salmon River, Skamania County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Willard to Columbia River)
White Salmon River, Klickitat County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Buck Creek to Columbia River)
Hood River - Lake Branch, Hood River County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (3 miles above West Fork to Confluence with West Fork)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Drifters, Klickitat County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Hood River - East Fork:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 8 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 12 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 14 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 17 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
White Pass, Washington , 54 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 59 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 67 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 76 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 90 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 92 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Beaches Near Hood River - East Fork:
Koberg Beach, Hood River , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Hood River - East Fork:
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Hood River, Hood River , 8 miles away
Villa Columbia BnB, Hood River , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, Hood River , 10 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hood River - East Fork:
Toll Bridge County Park, Mount Hood Parkdale, 3 miles away
Tucker County Park, Hood River, 5 miles away
Routson County Park, Mount Hood Parkdale, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Hood River - East Fork:
Dog River Trail, Hood River , 8 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1302 feet elevation difference
Lamberson Butte Spur Trail, Hood River , 8 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 1777 feet elevation difference
Tilly Jane Trail, Hood River , 8 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2742 feet elevation difference
Zigzag Trail, Hood River , 8 miles away, 2.2 hiking miles, 1553 feet elevation difference
Elk Grove Trail, Hood River , 9 miles away,  12.2 hiking miles, 2030 feet elevation difference
Pinnacle Ridge Trail, Hood River , 9 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2515 feet elevation difference
Elk Meadows Trail, Hood River , 10 miles away, 8.6 hiking miles, 2889 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hood River - East Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 62 miles away
Wygant State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Viento State Park, Oregon , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hood River - East Fork:
Hood River Golf Course, Hood River , 5 miles away
Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River , 7 miles away
Golf Course, Chandler , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Hood River - East Fork
Badger Lake, Hood River , 13 miles away
Bull Run Lake, Clackamas , 16 miles away

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