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Oregon whitewater, Willamette River - Middle Fork

Lane county, Dexter Dam to confluence with Coast Fork Willamette section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     10.8 miles
  The scenic beauty of Oregon and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The Dexter Dam to confluence with Coast Fork Willamette section of Willamette River - Middle Fork in Oregon is 10.8 miles long and is rated
    by American Whitewater as a class II section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. If you hurry you can
run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camp stove. If you're coming from Eugene-Springfield it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. 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 beauty of the Central Cascade Range is a great  
plus for this river. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Dexter Dam to confluence with Coast Fork Willamette section is just one of many. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
The Teeter Creek Loop is a nice hiking trail near Willamette River - Middle Fork; you undeniably should stop at Jasper State Park if you're here. So many enjoyable things to do in the Central Cascade Range, not sufficient time. There is a glorious hiking trail near Willamette River - Middle Fork called the Eagles Rest Trail; Elijah Bristow State Park is both nice and wonderful.

Willamette River - Middle Fork, Dexter Dam to confluence with Coast Fork Willamette road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Willamette River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Willamette River - Middle Fork:
Whitewater Outfitter - JUSTUS Outfitters, Lane County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness River Outfitters, Lane County, 7 miles away
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Willamette River, Lane County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.8 miles long (Coast Fork / Middle Fork confluence to Alton Baker Park)
Willamette River - Middle Fork, Lane County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 10.8 miles long (Dexter Dam to confluence with Coast Fork Willamette)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wild Water Adventures, Lane County, 8 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - A Helfrich Outfitter, Lane County, 8 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon Whitewater Adventures, Lane County, 9 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon River Sports, Lane County, 10 miles away
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Row River, Lane County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Dorena Dam to Scaling Station Bridge)
Fall Creek, Lane County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Fall Creek Dam to Willamette River)
 Ski Areas Near Willamette River - Middle Fork:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 63 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 75 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 85 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 95 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Willamette River - Middle Fork:
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 7 miles away
Super 8 Creswell/South Eugene, Creswell , 8 miles away
Broadway Inn, Eugene , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Eugene, Eugene , 10 miles away
Eugene - Springfield, Springfield , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Willamette River - Middle Fork:
Chalet Village, Springfield, 4 miles away
Deerwood RV Park, Eugene, 6 miles away
Sherwood Forest Koa, Creswell, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Willamette River - Middle Fork:
Teeter Creek Loop, Lane , 14 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Eagles Rest Trail, Lane , 14 miles away,  4.4 hiking miles, 1570 feet elevation difference
Hardesty Trail, Lane , 19 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 3383 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Willamette River - Middle Fork:
Jasper State Park, Oregon , 2 miles away
Elijah Bristow State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Willamette River - Middle Fork:
Emerald Valley Golf Club, Creswell , 6 miles away
Springfield Country Club, Springfield , 7 miles away
Laurelwood Municipal Golf Course, Eugene , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Willamette River - Middle Fork
Dexter Reservoir, Lane , 8 miles away
Dorena Lake, Lane , 10 miles away
Fall Creek Lake, Lane , 11 miles away

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