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Oregon whitewater, Owyhee River

Malheur county, Three Forks to Rome section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V)     37 miles
  The nature scenery of Oregon and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting point is not too far from Ontario, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. 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.
    This section of Owyhee River in Oregon is 37 miles long and is a class III-IV(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general
area you won't find many other paddling spots. The campgrounds here at Owyhee River are pretty good. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. The Three Forks to Rome stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting  
some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
The good folks of Jordan Valley like to hang out close by. Owyhee River is a location that is rather dried out usually. The month of June is the wettest with most of the rain while July is regularly the driest month. Throughout the summertime months at Owyhee River temperatures are usually in the 90's. During the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime the highs are ordinarily in the 30's; after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Owyhee River fall into the 10's.

Owyhee River, Three Forks to Rome 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 Owyhee River.
 Whitewater Near Owyhee River:
Owyhee River, Malheur County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 37 miles long (Three Forks to Rome)
Owyhee River, Malheur County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 65 miles long (Rome to Owyhee Reservoir)
Owyhee River, -blank- County, 18 miles away
      Class III+(V+) - 65 miles long (Garat Crossing to Three Forks)
Owyhee River - North Fork, Owyhee County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 18 miles long (Off Mud Flat Road to Three Forks)
 Campgrounds Near Owyhee River:
Cliff's RV Park, Jordan Valley, 9 miles away
Antelope Reservoir, Arock, 15 miles away
Three Forks, Jordan Valley, 17 miles away

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