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Oregon whitewater, Kilchis River - North Fork

Tillamook county, Headwaters to Little South Fork Kilchis River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Oregon and the water flowing gracefully down Kilchis River - North Fork attract people from near and far. The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The Coast Ranges scenery is wonderful. The Headwaters to Little South Fork Kilchis River section of
    Kilchis River - North Fork in Oregon is 6.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots
of good rivers for that around here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Headwaters to Little South Fork Kilchis River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out  
with mother nature are great reasons to come. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. If you're coming from Astoria it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
A splendid place like Nehalem Bay State Park near Kilchis River - North Fork is too great to leave out, and a day at pretty Nehalem Beach close to Kilchis River - North Fork is a wonderful thing to do. If you go for the outdoors you'll go for it here in the Coast Ranges.

Kilchis River - North Fork, Headwaters to Little South Fork Kilchis River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Kilchis River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Kilchis River - North Fork:
Kilchis River - North Fork, Tillamook County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Little South Fork Kilchis River)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 13.6 miles long (Blaine to Hebo)
Trask River, Tillamook County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 6.7 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Upper Peninsula Boat Ramp)
Wilson River, Tillamook County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Jones Creek Forest Camp to Boatramp)
Wilson River - West Fork of North Fork, Tillamook County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (1 mile above North Fork confluence to National Forest confluence)
Nehalem River, Clatsop/ Tillamook County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 14.2 miles long (Spruce Run Park to Nehalem Falls)
Wilson River - North Fork, Tillamook County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (West fork North Fork confluence to Jones Creek Bridge on Wilson)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Rocky Bend Camp to Blaine)
Jordan Creek, Tillamook County, 22 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Wilson River)
Trask River - North Fork, Washington County, 24 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (North Fork of Trask River to Bridge)
 Marinas Near Kilchis River - North Fork:
Big Barn Marina and RV Park, Tillamook , 7 miles away
Garibaldi Marina, Garibaldi , 8 miles away
Wheeler Marina, Wheeler , 9 miles away
Brighton Marina & Recreational Vehicle, Rockaway Beach , 10 miles away
Jetty Fishery Marina & RV Park, Rockaway Beach , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Kilchis River - North Fork:
Nehalem Beach, Tillamook , 11 miles away
Wilson Beach, Tillamook , 11 miles away
Sunset Beach, Tillamook , 12 miles away
Short Beach, Tillamook , 12 miles away
Agate Beach, Tillamook , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Kilchis River - North Fork:
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel Tillamook, Tillamook , 5 miles away
Ashley Inn Of Tillamook, Tillamook , 5 miles away
The Garibaldi House Inn-Suites, Garibaldi , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Garibaldi, Garibaldi , 8 miles away
Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kilchis River - North Fork:
Kilchis River County Park, Tillamook, 1 miles away
Pacific Campground and Park, Tillamook, 5 miles away
Wilson River RV Park, Tillamook, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kilchis River - North Fork:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 30 miles away
Munson Creek State Park, Oregon , 9 miles away
Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
Cape Meares State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kilchis River - North Fork:
Bay Breeze Golf & Range, Tillamook , 5 miles away
Alderbrook Golf Course, Tillamook , 5 miles away
Manzanita Golf Course, Manzanita , 12 miles away

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