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Oregon whitewater, Umpqua River - South

Douglas county, Lawson Bar to Myrtle Ck section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     9 miles
  If you're coming from Roseburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Douglas County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Lawson Bar to Myrtle Ck section is just one of many. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother
    nature are great reasons to come. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This section of Umpqua River - South in Oregon is 9 miles long
and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The river winds through the Coast Ranges and you get great scenery. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this  
state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Grayback Trail, and if you're popping by from Myrtle Creek, you won't be the only one. That right there is a load of entertaining things already but it goes on, the Coast Ranges has it all. Going for a hike on the South Fork Trail is always a nice adventure. Umpqua River - South is a pretty wet place usually with a lot of precipitation. Of all the months in a year December is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is July.

Umpqua River - South, Lawson Bar to Myrtle Ck 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, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Lawson Bar to Myrtle Ck)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Canyonville Park to Lawson Bar)
Umpqua River, Douglas County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 84 miles long (Confluence of North and South Umpqua to Scottsburg)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (MP 22 to Days Creek)
Grave Creek, Josephine County, 22 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (Six Miles to confluence With Rogue River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Orange Torpedo Trips, Josephine County, 25 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Dance Raft Rentals & Sales, Josephine County, 25 miles away
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Umpqua River - North, Douglas County, 26 miles away
      Class II(III) - 34.5 miles long (Idleyld Park to confluence with South Umpqua)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Josephine County, 26 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - North Umpqua Outfitters, Douglas County, 27 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Umpqua River - South:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 62 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 , 3 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Roseburg, Roseburg , 12 miles away
Travelodge Roseburg, Roseburg , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express ROSEBURG, Roseburg , 12 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Roseburg, Roseburg , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Umpqua River - South:
Tri City RV Park, Myrtle Creek, 1 miles away
Millsite Municipal Park, Myrtle Creek, 2 miles away
Charles V. Stanton County Park, Canyonville, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Umpqua River - South:
South Fork Trail, Douglas , 10 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 1703 feet elevation difference
Grayback Trail, Douglas , 15 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 2268 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Umpqua River - South:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 48 miles away
Valley of the Rogue State Park, Oregon , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Umpqua River - South:
Myrtle Creek Golf Course, Myrtle Creek , 3 miles away
On The River Golf & Rv Park, Myrtle Creek , 7 miles away
Stewart Park Golf Course, Roseburg , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Umpqua River - South
Doerner Reservoir, Douglas , 20 miles away
Sutherlin Log Pond, Douglas , 20 miles away

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