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Oregon whitewater, Mill Creek

Polk Yamhill county, Buell County Park to Yamhill River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7 miles
  The natural beauty of Oregon and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The beautiful Coast Ranges scenery is an added bonus. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to
    one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you
coming back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. The Buell County Park to Yamhill River section of Mill Creek is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American  
Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Corvallis, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Mill Creek you'll probably meet some folks from Sheridan, and a spree to Manhattan Beach State Park is a great idea. So much exciting stuff in the Coast Ranges, just incredible. Throughout the summer here at Mill Creek, high temperatures mostly get into the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 50's. Throughout the wintertime highs are commonly in the 40's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Mill Creek temperatures sink to the 30's.

Mill Creek, Buell County Park to Yamhill 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 Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mill Creek:
Mill Creek, Polk/Yamhill County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Buell County Park to Yamhill River)
Mill Creek, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.6 miles long (Upper Bridge to Mill Creek County Park)
Yamhill River - South, Polk/ Yamhill County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 15.3 miles long (Grand Ronde to Sheridan)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Rocky Bend Camp to Blaine)
Trask River - North Fork, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (North Fork of Trask River to Bridge)
Trask River, Tillamook County, 22 miles away
      Class III - 6.7 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Upper Peninsula Boat Ramp)
Marys River, Benton County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Wren to Philomath)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 13.6 miles long (Blaine to Hebo)
Siletz River, Lincoln County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.8 miles long (Elk Creek to Moonshine Park)
Jordan Creek, Tillamook County, 25 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Wilson River)
 Hotels Near Mill Creek:
BEST WESTERN Dallas Inn & Suites, Dallas , 10 miles away
Courtesy Inn Monmouth, Monmouth , 17 miles away
GuestHouse Vineyard Inn McMinn, McMinnville , 18 miles away
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, McMinnville , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill Creek:
Fan Creek Campground, Tillamook County, 13 miles away
Wandering Spirit RV Park, Grand Ronde, 13 miles away
Mulkey RV Park, Mcminnville, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill Creek:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 62 miles away
Manhattan Beach State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Sarah Helmick State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Ellmaker State Park, Oregon , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill Creek:
Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas , 9 miles away
Dallas Golf Links, Dallas , 13 miles away
Bayou Golf Course, Mcminnville , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Mill Creek
Mountain Springs Ranch Reservoir, Polk , 6 miles away
McGuire Reservoir, Yamhill , 13 miles away
Valsetz Lake, Polk , 18 miles away

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