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Oregon whitewater, Rogue River

Josephine Curry county, Grave Creek to Foster Bar section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     34 miles
  The natural beauty of Josephine/Curry County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. If you're coming from Grants Pass it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There's camping available near Rogue River. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number
    of good places. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The Coast Ranges
scenery is wonderful. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The Grave Creek to Foster Bar section of Rogue River in Josephine/Curry County is 34 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem  
but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Now this is a pretty long section, so better bring your camping gear along.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Rogue River it's always fun to pop by Siskiyou National Forest, and a short journey to Montana Spring is always worthwhile. You'll really wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the amusing stuff in the Coast Ranges. There are pleasant spots to discover along the Illinois River Trail, and going for a hike on the Bear Camp Trail is always a pleasant adventure. At this river you will never have a bad time.

Rogue River, Grave Creek to Foster Bar 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 Rogue River.
 Whitewater Near Rogue River:
Illinois River, Josephine / Curry County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 31 miles long (Miami Bar to Oak Flat)
Whitewater Outfitter - Galice Resort & Raft Trips, Josephine County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rogue River, Josephine/Curry County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 34 miles long (Grave Creek to Foster Bar)
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (South Fork Bridge to Myrtle Grove)
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.5 miles long (Myrtle Grove Camp Ground to Milepost 3)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rogue River Raft Trips, Josephine County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Illinois River, Josephine County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Highway 199 to Miami Bar)
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (2 Miles Above Powers to Baker Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Josephine County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Grave Creek, Josephine County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (Six Miles to confluence With Rogue River)
 Ski Areas Near Rogue River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 81 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Rogue River:
Chateau At The Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction , 29 miles away
Grants Pass Travelodge, Grants Pass , 35 miles away
Shilo Inn Grants Pass, Grants Pass , 35 miles away
Comfort Inn Grants Pass, Grants Pass , 35 miles away
Super 8 Grants Pass, Grants Pass , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rogue River:
Bear Camp Pasture, Agness, 4 miles away
River Bench, Agness, 4 miles away
Grassy Flats, Agness, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Rogue River:
Bear Camp Trail, Curry , 4 miles away, 5.7 hiking miles, 1019 feet elevation difference
Illinois River Trail, Josephine , 9 miles away,  33.2 hiking miles, 3879 feet elevation difference
Upper Chetco Trail, Curry , 17 miles away, 16.7 hiking miles, 3391 feet elevation difference
Lower River Trail, Curry , 20 miles away, 6.1 hiking miles, 779 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Rogue River:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 26 miles away
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 46 miles away
Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon , 14 miles away
Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park, Oregon , 28 miles away
Hoffman Memorial State Park, Oregon , 32 miles away

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