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Oregon whitewater, Willamette River

Lane county, Coast Fork / Middle Fork confluence to Alton Baker Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4.8 miles
  The natural beauty of Oregon and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. This stretch of Willamette River in Lane County is 4.8 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better
    keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one
day paddling trip. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Eugene-Springfield, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Coast Fork / Middle Fork confluence to Alton Baker  
Park section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Eugene-Springfield come to Willamette River, and a trip to Jasper State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. Interesting geology is available here; Judkins Point is in the vicinity of Willamette River. Osprey Bay is not far from Willamette River at all, and Willamette River is in the neighborhood of Coryell Pass which is positively worth visiting. Willamette River frequently gets much precipitation. The wettest month of the year is regularly December, that's the one that rains the most, and July is the month with the least moisture.

Willamette River, Coast Fork / Middle Fork confluence to Alton Baker Park 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 Willamette River.
 Whitewater Near Willamette River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon River Sports, Lane County, 0 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Willamette River, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.8 miles long (Coast Fork / Middle Fork confluence to Alton Baker Park)
Willamette River, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class I - 36 miles long (Alton Baker Park to Peoria Boat Landing)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Specialist, Lane County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness River Outfitters, Lane County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - A Helfrich Outfitter, Lane County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wild Water Adventures, Lane County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - All-Star Outfitters, Lane County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - JUSTUS Outfitters, Lane County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Row River, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Willamette River:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 73 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 83 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 95 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Marinas Near Willamette River:
Orchard Point Marina, Eugene , 16 miles away
Fern Ridge Shores RV Park, Veneta , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Willamette River:
Comfort Suites Eugene, Eugene , 0 miles away
Candlewood Suites EUGENE SPRINGFIELD, Eugene , 0 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites EUGENE DOWNTOWN - UNIVERSITY, Eugene , 0 miles away
Days Inn Eugene Downtown/University, Eugene , 1 miles away
University Inn And Suites, Eugene , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Willamette River:
Shamrock Village, Eugene, 1 miles away
Eugene Mobile Village, Eugene, 1 miles away
Camp Harlow, Eugene, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Willamette River:
Jasper State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Elijah Bristow State Park, Oregon , 16 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Willamette River:
Laurelwood Municipal Golf Course, Eugene , 1 miles away
Eugene Country Club, Eugene , 3 miles away
Oakway Golf Course, Eugene , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Willamette River
Dorena Lake, Lane , 14 miles away
Alford Pond, Linn , 15 miles away
Dexter Reservoir, Lane , 18 miles away

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