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Oregon whitewater, Siletz River

Lincoln county, Elk Creek to Moonshine Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     10.8 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Corvallis, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of Siletz River in Oregon is 10.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The scenic beauty of Oregon and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby
    but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from
far and near. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Elk Creek to Moonshine Park section is one of them. The Coast Ranges scenery is wonderful. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Oregon are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. There's camping available near Siletz River. Since you're on this site you  
are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Logsden come to Siletz River, and Ellmaker State Park is worth stopping at. Just can't get enough of the Coast Ranges. Throughout the warmest time of the year here at Siletz River, high temperatures frequently reach the 70's, and the nighttime is a little cooler of course, commonly in the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are commonly in the 40's, and throughout the dark hours in the winter at Siletz River temperatures sink to the 30's.

Siletz River, Elk Creek to Moonshine Park 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 Siletz River.
 Whitewater Near Siletz River:
Siletz River, Lincoln County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.8 miles long (Elk Creek to Moonshine Park)
Drift Creek, Lincoln County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Meadow Creek to 3 miles above mouth)
Yamhill River - South, Polk/ Yamhill County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 15.3 miles long (Grand Ronde to Sheridan)
Mill Creek, Polk County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.6 miles long (Upper Bridge to Mill Creek County Park)
Alsea River - North Fork, Benton/ Lincoln County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Three Miles below Klickitat Lake to North Fork Bridge)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 13.6 miles long (Blaine to Hebo)
Alsea River, Benton/Lincoln County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 32 miles long (Mill Creek Park to Tidewater)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Rocky Bend Camp to Blaine)
Alsea River - North Fork, Benton County, 25 miles away
      Class I - 5 miles long (North Fork Bridge to Mill Creek Park)
Mill Creek, Polk/Yamhill County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Buell County Park to Yamhill River)
 Marinas Near Siletz River:
Coyote Rock RV Resort and Marina, Lincoln City , 13 miles away
Criteser Moorage, Toledo , 15 miles away
Siletz Moorage, Lincoln City , 15 miles away
Sawyer's Landing Marina, Newport , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Siletz River:
Neskowin Beach, Tillamook , 19 miles away
Moolack Beach, Lincoln , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Siletz River:
Inn At Spanish Head, Lincoln City , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Landmark Inn, Lincoln City , 17 miles away
Inn At Wecoma, Lincoln City , 17 miles away
Salmonberry Inn Beach House, Lincoln City , 17 miles away
Ashley Inn And Suites, Lincoln City , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Siletz River:
Moonshine County Park, Logsden, 3 miles away
A. W. ''Jack'' Morgan County Park, Siletz, 8 miles away
North Creek Campground, Lincoln County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Siletz River:
Horse Creek Trail, Lincoln , 18 miles away, 12.5 hiking miles, 1926 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Siletz River:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 67 miles away
Ellmaker State Park, Oregon , 15 miles away
Devils Lake State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
Seven Devils State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Siletz River:
Olalla Valley Golf Course, Toledo , 12 miles away
Chinook Winds Golf Resort, Lincoln City , 16 miles away
Hawk Creek Golf Course, Neskowin , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Siletz River
Valsetz Lake, Polk , 9 miles away
Devils Lake, Lincoln , 17 miles away
Big Creek Reservoir Number 2, Lincoln , 18 miles away

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