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Oregon whitewater, Mill Creek

Polk county, Upper Bridge to Mill Creek County Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5.6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Oregon and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in is not too far from Corvallis, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Mill Creek in Oregon is 5.6 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The
    rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The beauty of the Coast Ranges is a great plus for
this river. There's camping available near Mill Creek. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Upper Bridge to Mill Creek County Park section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. On this section you  
do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Falls City come to Mill Creek, and a spree to Manhattan Beach State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. And that's not all the things to do here in the Coast Ranges. Mill Creek is a rather wet place mostly with a large amount of precipitation. Of all the months in a year December is the one with the most rain; July meanwhile is the driest month. The warmest time of the year at Mill Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 70's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 50's.

Mill Creek, Upper Bridge to Mill Creek County Park road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mill Creek:
Mill Creek, Polk/Yamhill County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Buell County Park to Yamhill River)
Mill Creek, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.6 miles long (Upper Bridge to Mill Creek County Park)
Yamhill River - South, Polk/ Yamhill County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 15.3 miles long (Grand Ronde to Sheridan)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Rocky Bend Camp to Blaine)
Marys River, Benton County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Wren to Philomath)
Siletz River, Lincoln County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.8 miles long (Elk Creek to Moonshine Park)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 13.6 miles long (Blaine to Hebo)
Trask River, Tillamook County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 6.7 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Upper Peninsula Boat Ramp)
Trask River - North Fork, Washington County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (North Fork of Trask River to Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - River RUN Oregon, Benton County, 27 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Hotels Near Mill Creek:
Best Western Dallas Inn & Suites, Dallas , 11 miles away
Z-TO BE DELETED - Courtesy Inn, Monmouth , 18 miles away
GuestHouse Vineyard Inn McMinn, McMinnville , 22 miles away
3rd Street Flats, McMinnville , 22 miles away
Red Lion Inn And Suites McMinnville, McMinnville , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill Creek:
Wandering Spirit RV Park, Grand Ronde, 11 miles away
Fan Creek Campground, Tillamook County, 15 miles away
Elk Bend, Willamina, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill Creek:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 64 miles away
Manhattan Beach State Park, Oregon , 10 miles away
Sarah Helmick State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Ellmaker State Park, Oregon , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill Creek:
Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas , 11 miles away
Dallas Golf Links, Dallas , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Mill Creek
Mountain Springs Ranch Reservoir, Polk , 3 miles away
Valsetz Lake, Polk , 15 miles away
McGuire Reservoir, Yamhill , 17 miles away

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