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Oregon whitewater, Salt Creek

Lane county, McCredie Hot Springs to Rigdon Road Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     7.2 miles
  If you're coming from Eugene-Springfield 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. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wonderful Lane County scenery and the sparkling
    of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book
a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The river winds through the Central Cascade Range and you get great scenery. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an  
area with plenty of rivers for that. This stretch of Salt Creek in Oregon is 7.2 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Salt Creek without first going for a hike along the Gobel Creek Trail. Don't leave Salt Creek without first checking out Monteith Rock, and you can go for a hike on the Bunchgrass Trail. This is such a fun river. A spree to Willamette National Forest when you're here at Salt Creek is never a bad idea, and you're sure to encounter some cheerful folks from Oakridge here. Baby Rock is a nice spot to pop by while in the area.

Salt Creek, McCredie Hot Springs to Rigdon Road 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 Salt Creek.
 Whitewater Near Salt Creek:
Salmon Creek, Lane County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 12 miles long (Top of Upper Salmon Creek Gorge to Oakridge)
Salt Creek, Lane County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.2 miles long (McCredie Hot Springs to Rigdon Road Bridge)
Willamette River - Middle Fork, Lane County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (Hills Creek Dam to Lookout Point Reservoir)
Hills Creek, Lane County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (6 mi above Reservoir)
Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork, Lane County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13.5 miles long (to Westfir)
Christy Creek, Lane County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Confluence with Willamette)
Quartz Creek, Lane County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Parker Falls to Champion Creek)
Fall Creek, Lane County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Portland Creek to Fall Creek Reservoir)
McKenzie River - South Fork, Lane County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Dutch Oven Camp to Cougar Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Salt Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 23 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 48 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 49 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 85 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 89 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 92 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 94 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 99 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Salt Creek:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 47 miles away
Super 8 Creswell/South Eugene, Creswell , 47 miles away
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 48 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove , 48 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salt Creek:
Salmon Creek Falls, Oakridge, 3 miles away
Blue Pool, Oakridge, 4 miles away
Packard Creek, Oakridge, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Salt Creek:
Bunchgrass Trail, Lane , 2 miles away, 5.5 hiking miles, 2141 feet elevation difference
Gobel Creek Trail, Lane , 2 miles away,  1.2 hiking miles, 632 feet elevation difference
Squaw Butte Trail, Lane , 3 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 1436 feet elevation difference
Kitson Ridge Trail, Lane , 3 miles away, 6.3 hiking miles, 3666 feet elevation difference
Shitepoke Trail, Lane , 4 miles away, 1.6 hiking miles, 2640 feet elevation difference
Owl Cabin Way, Lane , 5 miles away, 2.8 hiking miles, 3365 feet elevation difference
Dead Mountain Trail, Lane , 6 miles away, 5.2 hiking miles, 2108 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Salt Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 44 miles away
Willamette National Forest, Oregon , 13 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 28 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salt Creek:
Circle Bar Golf Club, Westfir , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Salt Creek
Hills Creek Lake, Lane , 5 miles away
Gertrude Lake, Lane , 14 miles away
Yoran Lake, Klamath , 19 miles away

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