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Oregon whitewater, Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork

Lane county, to Westfir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     13.5 miles
  The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The to Westfir section of Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork is 13.5 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag.
    The wonderful Lane County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The river winds through the Central Cascade Range and you get great scenery. The nearby hotels are a bit away
from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There's camping available near Willamette River  
- North Fork of Middle Fork. The put-in is not too far from Albany-Lebanon, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork without first going for a hike along the Shitepoke Trail. There are plenty of people from Oakridge here at Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork. There are delightful spots to discover along the Cain Cabin Trail; when you're here it's always fun to stop by Willamette National Forest. This river is so great. All the water falling down from the sky makes Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork a wet location.

Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork, to Westfir 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 - North Fork of Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork:
Salmon Creek, Lane County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 12 miles long (Top of Upper Salmon Creek Gorge to Oakridge)
Willamette River - Middle Fork, Lane County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (Hills Creek Dam to Lookout Point Reservoir)
Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork, Lane County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13.5 miles long (to Westfir)
Christy Creek, Lane County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Confluence with Willamette)
Salt Creek, Lane County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.2 miles long (McCredie Hot Springs to Rigdon Road Bridge)
Fall Creek, Lane County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Portland Creek to Fall Creek Reservoir)
Hills Creek, Lane County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (6 mi above Reservoir)
Quartz Creek, Lane County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Quartz Creek Road Mile 7.5 Bridge to Mile 2 Bridge)
Winberry Creek, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4 miles long (South / North Fork Confluence to Forest Service bridge)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Parker Falls to Champion Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 28 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 47 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 51 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 89 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 90 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 91 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 96 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork:
BEST WESTERN Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 42 miles away
Super 8 Creswell/South Eugene, Creswell , 42 miles away
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 44 miles away
Broadway Inn, Eugene , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork:
Salmon Creek Falls, Oakridge, 4 miles away
Oakridge RV Park, Oakridge, 6 miles away
Oakridge Mobile Home Park, Oakridge, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork:
Cain Cabin Trail, Lane , 3 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2516 feet elevation difference
Shitepoke Trail, Lane , 4 miles away, 1.6 hiking miles, 2640 feet elevation difference
McKinley Creek Trail, Lane , 4 miles away, 4.3 hiking miles, 1580 feet elevation difference
Bunchgrass Trail, Lane , 5 miles away, 5.5 hiking miles, 2141 feet elevation difference
Kitson Ridge Trail, Lane , 6 miles away, 6.3 hiking miles, 3666 feet elevation difference
Alpine Trail, Lane , 6 miles away, 5.1 hiking miles, 2291 feet elevation difference
Dead Mountain Trail, Lane , 7 miles away, 5.2 hiking miles, 2108 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 50 miles away
Willamette National Forest, Oregon , 11 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 24 miles away
Lowell State Park, Oregon , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork:
Circle Bar Golf Club, Westfir , 5 miles away
Golf Oregon, Vida , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Willamette River - North Fork of Middle Fork
Hills Creek Lake, Lane , 6 miles away
Gertrude Lake, Lane , 15 miles away
Blue River Lake, Lane , 18 miles away

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