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Oregon whitewater, Umpqua River - North

Douglas county, Soda Springs to Deadline Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     25.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Eugene-Springfield, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Douglas County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The Soda Springs to Deadline Falls stretch of Umpqua River - North is 25.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from
    the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Central Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking
you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Soda Springs to Deadline Falls stretch is just one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there  
are lots of good spots for that around here. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
There's fine hiking along the Panther Trail, and Clyde Holliday State Park is a wonderful spot to go. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Central Cascade Range. Don't leave Umpqua River - North without first going for a hike along the Mott Trail. Winslow Cabin Spring is an inspiring location to take a look at while you're here.

Umpqua River - North, Soda Springs to Deadline Falls 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 Umpqua River - North.
 Whitewater Near Umpqua River - North:
Little River, Douglas County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground)
Canyon Creek, Douglas County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Confluence with Pass Creek to Steamboat Creek)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Steamboat Falls to Canton Creek Campground)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Campbell Falls to Three C Rock)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (City Creek to Steamboat Falls)
Rock Creek, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Above Rock Creek Fish Hatchery)
Sharps Creek, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (7 mi above Layng Ck confluence)
Copland Creek, Douglas County, 16 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.7 miles long (Second Bridge to North Umpqua)
Champion Creek, Lane County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice Creek)
Umpqua River - North, Douglas County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 25.5 miles long (Soda Springs to Deadline Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Umpqua River - North:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 51 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 62 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 82 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 82 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Umpqua River - North:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 28 miles away
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 32 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove , 32 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cottage Grove Inn, Cottage Grove , 32 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Umpqua River - North:
Williams Creek, Culp Creek, 2 miles away
Canton Creek, Culp Creek, 2 miles away
Island - Steamboat, Culp Creek, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Umpqua River - North:
Mott Trail, Douglas , 1 miles away, 7 hiking miles, 3396 feet elevation difference
Panther Trail, Douglas , 2 miles away, 9.3 hiking miles, 3150 feet elevation difference
Williams Creek Trail, Douglas , 4 miles away, 5.2 hiking miles, 2407 feet elevation difference
Red Butte Trail, Douglas , 8 miles away, 8.6 hiking miles, 1909 feet elevation difference
Leach Camp Trail, Douglas , 9 miles away, 1.1 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Francis Way, Lane , 9 miles away,  .6 hiking miles, 136 feet elevation difference
Pass Creek Trail, Douglas , 10 miles away, 3.9 hiking miles, 1839 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Umpqua River - North:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 48 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 31 miles away
Lowell State Park, Oregon , 31 miles away

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