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Oregon whitewater, Lookout Creek

2.5 miles above Blue River to Blue River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2.5 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Albany-Lebanon, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The 2.5 miles above Blue River to Blue River stretch of Lookout Creek in Oregon is 2.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking
    river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are
a few others too. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. When you're paddling down  
a Central Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The scenic beauty of Oregon and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Blue River here at Lookout Creek, and there's tremendous hiking along the Frissell Point Trail. You truly ought to go for the Central Cascade Range. Willamette National Forest is a nice place to stretch your legs a bit; don't leave Lookout Creek without first going for a hike along the Gold Hill Trail.

Lookout Creek, 2.5 miles above Blue River to Blue 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 Lookout Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lookout Creek:
Lookout Creek, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (2.5 miles above Blue River to Blue River)
Blue River, Linn/ Lane County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Quentin Creek to Blue River Reservoir)
Quartz Creek, Lane County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge)
Canyon Creek, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 16.5 miles long (Mountain House to Foster Reservoir)
McKenzie River - South Fork, Lane County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Dutch Oven Camp to Cougar Reservoir)
Whitewater Outfitter - High Country Expedition, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Calapooia River, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (22 miles above Holley to 13 Mile Bridge)
Christy Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Confluence with Willamette)
McKenzie River, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 40.7 miles long (Olallie Campground to Leaburg Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Lookout Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 28 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 33 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 41 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 64 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 67 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 69 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Lookout Creek:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 28 miles away
BEST WESTERN Ponderosa Lodge, Sisters , 48 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 48 miles away
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 49 miles away
Five Pine Lodge, Sisters , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lookout Creek:
Lookout, Blue River, 1 miles away
Mona, Blue River, 1 miles away
Holiday Farm RV Resort, Blue River, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Lookout Creek:
Gold Hill Trail, Linn , 6 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1073 feet elevation difference
Frissell Point Trail, Lane , 7 miles away, 4.6 hiking miles, 3825 feet elevation difference
Three Creek Trail, Linn , 8 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2298 feet elevation difference
Lookout Mountain Trail, Lane , 8 miles away, 1.6 hiking miles, 527 feet elevation difference
Tipsoo Trail, Lane , 9 miles away, 8.6 hiking miles, 2848 feet elevation difference
Saddle Trail, Lane , 11 miles away,  2.4 hiking miles, 1641 feet elevation difference
Pernot Trail, Lane , 11 miles away, 1 hiking miles, 344 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Lookout Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 65 miles away
Willamette National Forest, Oregon , 12 miles away
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lookout Creek:
Tokatee Golf Club, Blue River , 2 miles away
Golf Oregon, Vida , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Lookout Creek
Cougar Reservoir, Lane , 4 miles away
Blue River Lake, Lane , 6 miles away
Smith Reservoir, Linn , 15 miles away

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