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Oregon whitewater, Thomas Creek

Linn county, Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     5.2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge section of Thomas Creek in Oregon is 5.2 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Oregon and the cool fresh water beats anything. Whether
    you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time
in nature are great attractions for lots of people. 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. 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. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as  
well. The river winds through the Central Cascade Range and you get great scenery. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
A fine place to have a look at near Thomas Creek is Devils Den, and nearby you locate the Snow Peak Mill City Trail which is a great hiking trail. You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors exciting things the Central Cascade Range has to offer. If you're popping by Thomas Creek from Mill City, you won't be the only one; the Crabtree Lake Trail is a fine hiking trail nearby. This river is a wonderful place to visit.

Thomas Creek, Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log 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 Thomas Creek.
 Whitewater Near Thomas Creek:
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 9.6 miles long (Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8 miles long (Packsaddle Park to Mill City)
Abiqua Creek, Marion County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (North Falls to Lower putin)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Salmon Falls to Elkhorn Park)
Canal Creek, Linn County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.2 miles long (1.2 mi above Quartzville Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Thomas Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 47 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 60 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 63 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 64 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 67 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 67 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 72 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Thomas Creek:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Thomas Creek:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 28 miles away
Canby Country Inn, Canby , 31 miles away
Super 8 Woodburn, Woodburn , 34 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Rivershore Hotel, Oregon City , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Thomas Creek:
Fishermen's Bend, Mill City, 3 miles away
North Santiam State Recreation Area, Mehama, 5 miles away
Elkhorn Valley, Mill City, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Thomas Creek:
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 3 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 4 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Pine Crest Trail, Clackamas , 17 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 783 feet elevation difference
Minniece Point Trail, Linn , 18 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 2044 feet elevation difference
Chimney Peak Trail, Linn , 19 miles away,  19 hiking miles, 2987 feet elevation difference
Volcano Trail, Linn , 19 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 1090 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Thomas Creek:
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Thomas Creek:
Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Lyons , 9 miles away
Santiam Golf Club, Stayton , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Thomas Creek
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 5 miles away
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 12 miles away
Foster Lake, Linn , 17 miles away

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