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Oregon whitewater, Sharps Creek

Lane county, 7 mi above Layng Ck confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7 miles
  The 7 mi above Layng Ck confluence section of Sharps Creek is 7 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Eugene-Springfield, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others
    too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The river winds through the Central Cascade Range and you get great scenery. You can pitch a tent or
park your RV at a nearby campground. 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. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here  
do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Oregon and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Lowell State Park, and there is a delightful hiking trail nearby called the Teeter Creek Loop. And that's not everything there is to do here in the Central Cascade Range. A visit to Dexter State Park invigorates the spirit; you'll most likely meet some people from Culp Creek here. Coming to this river is always a good idea. On a great day at Sharps Creek you can take a hike along the Silica Trail.

Sharps Creek, 7 mi above Layng Ck confluence 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 Sharps Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sharps Creek:
Row River, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Wildwood Falls to Dorena Reservoir)
Sharps Creek, Lane County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (7 mi above Layng Ck confluence)
Layng Creek, Lane County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Rujada Campground to Wildwood Falls)
Champion Creek, Lane County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice Creek)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Champion Creek to Cedar Creek Campground)
Canyon Creek, Douglas County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Confluence with Pass Creek to Steamboat Creek)
Row River, Lane County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge)
Willamette River - Middle Fork, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 10.8 miles long (Dexter Dam to confluence with Coast Fork Willamette)
Fall Creek, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Fall Creek Dam to Willamette River)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Parker Falls to Champion Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Sharps Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 53 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 75 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 79 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 80 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Sharps Creek:
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove , 18 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cottage Grove Inn, Cottage Grove , 18 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 19 miles away
Super 8 Creswell/South Eugene, Creswell , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sharps Creek:
Sharps Creek, Culp Creek, 2 miles away
Rujada, Culp Creek, 5 miles away
Crawfish Shelter, Culp Creek, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Sharps Creek:
Silica Trail, Lane , 6 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 2595 feet elevation difference
Teeter Creek Loop, Lane , 6 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Pass Creek Trail, Douglas , 8 miles away, 3.9 hiking miles, 1839 feet elevation difference
China Creek Trail, Lane , 8 miles away, 1.5 hiking miles, 992 feet elevation difference
Leach Camp Trail, Douglas , 9 miles away, 1.1 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Bohemia Trail, Douglas , 9 miles away, 3.8 hiking miles, 1520 feet elevation difference
Francis Way, Lane , 9 miles away,  .6 hiking miles, 136 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sharps Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 60 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Lowell State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sharps Creek:
Middlefield Golf Course, Cottage Grove , 18 miles away
Hidden Valley Golf Course, Cottage Grove , 19 miles away
Emerald Valley Golf Club, Creswell , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Sharps Creek
Dorena Lake, Lane , 12 miles away
Dexter Reservoir, Lane , 13 miles away
Lookout Point Lake, Lane , 13 miles away

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