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Oregon whitewater, Umpqua River - South

Douglas county, Canyonville Park to Lawson Bar section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5 miles
  The Canyonville Park to Lawson Bar section of Umpqua River - South is 5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Roseburg, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Oregon you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy.
    The nature scenery of Oregon and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a pretty decent
length section, it's good length for a morning trip. The wild scenery of the Coast Ranges is great. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Canyonville Park to Lawson Bar section 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 rivers  
for that around here. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
During your journey to Umpqua River - South you'll meet some people from Canyonville for sure; there is a good hiking trail nearby called the Grayback Trail. Be careful coming to the Coast Ranges, you might not ever wanna go back home again. On a nice day at Umpqua River - South you can take a hike along the South Fork Trail. A large amount of precipitation falls at Umpqua River - South. Most of the rain falls during December while July is generally the driest month.

Umpqua River - South, Canyonville Park to Lawson Bar 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 - South.
 Whitewater Near Umpqua River - South:
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Canyonville Park to Lawson Bar)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Lawson Bar to Myrtle Ck)
Umpqua River, Douglas County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 84 miles long (Confluence of North and South Umpqua to Scottsburg)
Grave Creek, Josephine County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (Six Miles to confluence With Rogue River)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (MP 22 to Days Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Orange Torpedo Trips, Josephine County, 23 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Dance Raft Rentals & Sales, Josephine County, 23 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Josephine County, 25 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Bradbury's Raft Rentals, Josephine County, 27 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Rogue River Raft Trips, Josephine County, 27 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Umpqua River - South:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 60 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 93 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Umpqua River - South:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CANYONVILLE, Canyonville , 1 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Roseburg, Roseburg , 14 miles away
Travelodge Roseburg, Roseburg , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express ROSEBURG, Roseburg , 14 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Roseburg, Roseburg , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Umpqua River - South:
Charles V. Stanton County Park, Canyonville, 1 miles away
Seven Feathers RV Resort, Canyonville, 1 miles away
Cow Creek RV Park, Canyonville, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Umpqua River - South:
South Fork Trail, Douglas , 9 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 1703 feet elevation difference
Grayback Trail, Douglas , 14 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 2268 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Umpqua River - South:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 46 miles away
Valley of the Rogue State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Umpqua River - South:
Myrtle Creek Golf Course, Myrtle Creek , 4 miles away
On The River Golf & Rv Park, Myrtle Creek , 9 miles away
Stewart Park Golf Course, Roseburg , 15 miles away

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