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Oregon whitewater, Quartz Creek

Lane county, Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     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 Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge stretch of Quartz Creek in Oregon is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV section. The scenic beauty of Lane County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. You might be into whitewater rafting or
    kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this
state are not easy. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The Central Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river  
system, the Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge stretch is one of them. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Quartz Creek there are plenty of people from Vida; you definitely should stop by Willamette National Forest while you're here. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Central Cascade Range. Take a hike on the Fall Creek Trail, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Pernot Trail. This river is a great place to visit. The high level of rain makes Quartz Creek a pretty wet place.

Quartz Creek, Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge 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 Quartz Creek.
 Whitewater Near Quartz Creek:
Quartz Creek, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge)
Christy Creek, Lane County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Confluence with Willamette)
Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork, Lane County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13.5 miles long (to Westfir)
Lookout Creek, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (2.5 miles above Blue River to Blue River)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (22 miles above Holley to 13 Mile Bridge)
Blue River, Linn/ Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Quentin Creek to Blue River Reservoir)
McKenzie River - South Fork, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Dutch Oven Camp to Cougar Reservoir)
Canyon Creek, -blank- County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River)
Fall Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Portland Creek to Fall Creek Reservoir)
Salmon Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V - 12 miles long (Top of Upper Salmon Creek Gorge to Oakridge)
 Ski Areas Near Quartz Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 32 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 36 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 46 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 76 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 78 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 84 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Quartz Creek:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 46 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 47 miles away
Broadway Inn, Eugene , 47 miles away
Super 8 Creswell/South Eugene, Creswell , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Quartz Creek:
Lazy Days Mobile Park, Blue River, 4 miles away
Mc Kenzie River Trailer/rv Court, Blue River, 4 miles away
Delta, Blue River, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Quartz Creek:
Pernot Trail, Lane , 3 miles away, 1 hiking miles, 344 feet elevation difference
Fall Creek Trail, Lane , 4 miles away, 3.1 hiking miles, 1528 feet elevation difference
Gold Hill Trail, Linn , 9 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1073 feet elevation difference
Gold Point Trail, Lane , 10 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 2706 feet elevation difference
Roosevelt Way, Lane , 11 miles away,  5.4 hiking miles, 2210 feet elevation difference
Tuckta Trail, Lane , 11 miles away, 1 hiking miles, 894 feet elevation difference
Dead Mountain Trail, Lane , 13 miles away, 5.2 hiking miles, 2108 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Quartz Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 60 miles away
Willamette National Forest, Oregon , 7 miles away
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Quartz Creek:
Golf Oregon, Vida , 4 miles away
Tokatee Golf Club, Blue River , 10 miles away
Circle Bar Golf Club, Westfir , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Quartz Creek
Blue River Lake, Lane , 5 miles away
Cougar Reservoir, Lane , 8 miles away
Hills Creek Lake, Lane , 19 miles away

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