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Oregon whitewater, Jackson Creek

Douglas county, NF300 to Cover Camp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV(V)     8 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This section of Jackson Creek in Oregon is 8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV(V) section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Medford, please print out a copy of the road map further
    down the page so you wonít get lost. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The beautiful scenery
of Douglas County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Whitewater paddling here in the Southern Cascade Range is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Jackson Creek without popping by Joseph H. Stewart State Park, and there are fine places to discover along the Acker Divide Trail. That right there is a lot of cool stuff already but it goes on, the Southern Cascade Range has it all. Clyde Holliday State Park is a magnificent place to go if you're at Jackson Creek; what would a place like Jackson Creek be without exciting nearby features like Cow Horn Arch.

Jackson Creek, NF300 to Cover Camp 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 Jackson Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jackson Creek:
Jackson Creek, Douglas County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Cover Camp to FS 31)
Jackson Creek, Douglas County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (NF300 to Cover Camp)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Campbell Falls to Three C Rock)
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Natural Bridge to Woodruff Bridge)
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (River Bridge to North Fork Park)
Little River, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground)
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County, 15 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 3.3 miles long (Mill Creek Falls to Lost Creek Lake)
Copland Creek, Douglas County, 16 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.7 miles long (Second Bridge to North Umpqua)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid Pleasure Raft Rental, Jackson County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Three C Rocks to MP 22)
 Ski Areas Near Jackson Creek:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 46 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 51 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 83 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 89 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 89 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Jackson Creek:
Lost Creek Marina, Trail , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Jackson Creek:
Brookside Inn And Suites, White City , 33 miles away
Courtyard Medford Airport, Medford , 36 miles away
Candlewood Suites MEDFORD, Medford , 36 miles away
Super 8 Central Pt Medford, Medford , 36 miles away
Rogue Regency Inn And Suites, Medford , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jackson Creek:
Skookum Pond, Prospect, 2 miles away
Neal Springs Campground, Douglas County, 4 miles away
Huckleberry Lake Campground, Douglas County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Jackson Creek:
Acker Divide Trail, Douglas , 2 miles away, 10.8 hiking miles, 1953 feet elevation difference
North and South Trail, Douglas , 3 miles away, 1.1 hiking miles, 1098 feet elevation difference
Umpqua Rogue Trail, Douglas , 7 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1122 feet elevation difference
Billick Burn Trail, Douglas , 7 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1263 feet elevation difference
Fawn Camp Trail, Douglas , 9 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 859 feet elevation difference
Sandstone Trail, Douglas , 10 miles away, 3.9 hiking miles, 2406 feet elevation difference
Jackson Creek Trail, Douglas , 10 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 1219 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Jackson Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 34 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Joseph H. Stewart State Park, Oregon , 15 miles away
Casey State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Jackson Creek
Lost Creek Lake, Jackson , 16 miles away

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