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Oregon whitewater, Wilson River - South Fork

Tillamook county, Upper Reaches to Devils Lake Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(IV)     8 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Astoria, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Tillamook County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The campgrounds here at Wilson River - South Fork are pretty good. The Upper Reaches to Devils Lake Fork stretch of Wilson River - South Fork in Tillamook County is 8 miles long and is rated
    by American Whitewater as a class II(IV) section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon.
The beautiful Coast Ranges scenery is an added bonus. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking  
river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Fern Rock Falls is always fun to check out. A large amount of rainfall falls at Wilson River - South Fork. The month with most of the rain is December, and the driest month of the year is August. At Wilson River - South Fork during the warmest time of the year highs are in the 60's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 50's, and overnight lows throughout the winter for Wilson River - South Fork tend to be in the 30's.

Wilson River - South Fork, Upper Reaches to Devils Lake Fork 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 Wilson River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Wilson River - South Fork:
Wilson River - South Fork, Tillamook County, 3 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 8 miles long (Upper Reaches to Devils Lake Fork)
Jordan Creek, Tillamook County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Wilson River)
Wilson River - Devil's Lake Fork, Tillamook County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 4.6 miles long (Six miles West of Glenwood to main stem Wilson)
Trask River - North Fork, Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (North Fork of Trask River to Bridge)
Wilson River - North Fork, Tillamook County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (West fork North Fork confluence to Jones Creek Bridge on Wilson)
Wilson River, Tillamook County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Jones Creek Forest Camp to Boatramp)
Wilson River - West Fork of North Fork, Tillamook County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (1 mile above North Fork confluence to National Forest confluence)
Nehalem River, Columbia County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Upper Nehalem to Vernonia)
Trask River, Tillamook County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 6.7 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Upper Peninsula Boat Ramp)
Rock Creek, Columbia County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.2 miles long (Keasey to mouth)
 Hotels Near Wilson River - South Fork:
R R Thompson House Bed & Breakfast, Carlton , 22 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Forest Grove , 23 miles away
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 23 miles away
GuestHouse Vineyard Inn McMinn, McMinnville , 24 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn & Suites, Forest Grove , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wilson River - South Fork:
Tillamook State Forest - Lyda Camp, Timber, 1 miles away
Tillamook State Forest - Stagecoach Horse Camp, Timber, 1 miles away
Tillamook State Forest - Elk Creek, Timber, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wilson River - South Fork:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 40 miles away
Manhattan Beach State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
Munson Creek State Park, Oregon , 26 miles away
Saddle Mountain State Park, Oregon , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wilson River - South Fork:
Vernonia Golf Club, Vernonia , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Wilson River - South Fork
Barney Reservoir, Washington , 7 miles away
McGuire Reservoir, Yamhill , 13 miles away
Henry Hagg Lake, Washington , 16 miles away

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