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Oregon whitewater, Owyhee River

Garat Crossing to Three Forks section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(V+)     65 miles
  The natural beauty of -blank- County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. This section of Owyhee River is 65 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III+(V+) section of whitewater. There's camping available near Owyhee River. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The rivers
    for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there
are not so many other good spots for that around here. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
If you want to check out some out of the ordinary
 
stuff, check out Military Grade. Warm Springs Canyon is a fine site to have a look at nearby, and while you're here at Owyhee River, checking out Three Forks Rim is a must. This river is so perfect. Tudor Warm Springs is always fun to check out. Summertime highs at Owyhee River regularly tend to be in the 80's with nighttime lows in the 40's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 30's, and night lows at Owyhee River during the winter commonly sink into the 10's. Owyhee River gets very little rainfall. For the period of November this area sees the most rain while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Owyhee River, Garat Crossing to Three Forks 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 Owyhee River.
 Whitewater Near Owyhee River:
Owyhee River, Malheur County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 37 miles long (Three Forks to Rome)
Owyhee River - North Fork, Owyhee County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 18 miles long (Off Mud Flat Road to Three Forks)
Owyhee River, Owyhee County, 25 miles away
      Class III - 36 miles long (Crutcher's Crossing to Three Forks)
 Ski Areas Near Owyhee River:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 96 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Campgrounds Near Owyhee River:
Three Forks, Jordan Valley, 1 miles away
North Fork - Owyhee Uplands, Jordan Valley, 12 miles away
Antelope Reservoir, Arock, 19 miles away

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