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Oregon whitewater, Umpqua River - North

Douglas county, Idleyld Park to confluence with South Umpqua section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     34.5 miles
 
The North Umpqua is a great river experience. The upper section from Boulder Flat to Susan Creek should be done by experienced people only. Deadline falls is usually unrunable and a real washing machine hazard. Put in at Swiftwater should be done by only experienced at high water. The Narrows are dangerous and a few have drowned here. Colliding waters put in to Whistler take out is about 5 or 6 river miles and a good experience if water
    is high enough (June). For kids and beginners put in at Amacher Park under the 5 Freeway and take out at Hestness or River Forks for a longer and more exciting ride. Many even tube this section. Amacher to Hestness is easy
enough for kids to tube. Amacher has kids' lifevests to borrow and return. Have a great day on the river! Says Dee Vasser

The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Roseburg, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The wonderful Oregon
 
scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Umpqua River - North attract people from near and far. Whitewater paddling here in the Coast Ranges is a great experience. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This stretch of Umpqua River - North in Oregon is 34.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II(III) section.

Umpqua River - North, Idleyld Park to confluence with South Umpqua 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:
Umpqua River, Douglas County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 84 miles long (Confluence of North and South Umpqua to Scottsburg)
Umpqua River - North, Douglas County, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 34.5 miles long (Idleyld Park to confluence with South Umpqua)
Whitewater Outfitter - North Umpqua Outfitters, Douglas County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Canyonville Park to Lawson Bar)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Lawson Bar to Myrtle Ck)
Rock Creek, Douglas County, 20 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Above Rock Creek Fish Hatchery)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (MP 22 to Days Creek)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Three C Rocks to MP 22)
 Ski Areas Near Umpqua River - North:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 71 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 84 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Umpqua River - North:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hartford Lodge, Sutherlin , 8 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Roseburg, Roseburg , 9 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Roseburg, Roseburg , 9 miles away
Super 8 Roseburg, Roseburg , 9 miles away
Travelodge Roseburg, Roseburg , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Umpqua River - North:
Whistler's Bend County Park, Sutherlin, 1 miles away
Alameda Ave Trailer Park, Roseburg, 9 miles away
Amacher County Park, Winchester, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Umpqua River - North:
White Rock Trail, Douglas , 18 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 1871 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Umpqua River - North:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 64 miles away
 Lakes Near Umpqua River - North
Sutherlin Log Pond, Douglas , 7 miles away
Fords Pond, Douglas , 10 miles away
Doerner Reservoir, Douglas , 17 miles away

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