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Oregon whitewater, Little River

Douglas county, FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The natural beauty of Oregon and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground section is one of them.
    On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. If you're coming from Medford it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info
on that. The river winds through the Central Cascade Range and you get great scenery. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon are harder than the national norm, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
The Red Butte Trail is a pleasant hiking trail next to Little River; there is a great hiking trail nearby called the Mott Trail. If you want a great time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Central Cascade Range. Summer at Little River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's, and during the dark hours in the winter at Little River temperatures drop to the 30's. Little River commonly gets a large amount of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily November, that's the one that rains the most; the driest month is July.

Little River, FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground 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 Little River.
 Whitewater Near Little River:
Little River, Douglas County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Campbell Falls to Three C Rock)
Canyon Creek, Douglas County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Confluence with Pass Creek to Steamboat Creek)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Steamboat Falls to Canton Creek Campground)
Rock Creek, Douglas County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Above Rock Creek Fish Hatchery)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Three C Rocks to MP 22)
Jackson Creek, Douglas County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Cover Camp to FS 31)
Whitewater Outfitter - North Umpqua Outfitters, Douglas County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Umpqua River - North, Douglas County, 16 miles away
      Class II(III) - 34.5 miles long (Idleyld Park to confluence with South Umpqua)
Copland Creek, Douglas County, 19 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.7 miles long (Second Bridge to North Umpqua)
 Ski Areas Near Little River:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 56 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 58 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 87 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 87 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Little River:
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 34 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove , 34 miles away
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 34 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cottage Grove Inn, Cottage Grove , 34 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CANYONVILLE, Canyonville , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River:
Willow Flat, Idleyld Park, 2 miles away
Emile Shelter, Idleyld Park, 2 miles away
White Creek, Idleyld Park, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Little River:
Red Butte Trail, Douglas , 5 miles away, 8.6 hiking miles, 1909 feet elevation difference
Mott Trail, Douglas , 5 miles away, 7 hiking miles, 3396 feet elevation difference
Panther Trail, Douglas , 6 miles away, 9.3 hiking miles, 3150 feet elevation difference
Williams Creek Trail, Douglas , 6 miles away, 5.2 hiking miles, 2407 feet elevation difference
Straight Creek Trail, Douglas , 8 miles away, 4.3 hiking miles, 2918 feet elevation difference
Freezeout Trail, Douglas , 13 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 583 feet elevation difference
Leach Camp Trail, Douglas , 13 miles away, 1.1 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Little River:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 49 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
Casey State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away
Joseph H. Stewart State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away

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