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Oregon whitewater, Yamhill River - South

Polk Yamhill county, Grand Ronde to Sheridan section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     15.3 miles
  This stretch of Yamhill River - South in Polk/ Yamhill County is 15.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The beautiful scenery of Oregon and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Corvallis, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
    to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The sections
for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Oregon are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The river winds through the Coast Ranges and you get great scenery. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Grand Ronde to Sheridan section is one of them. Since you're on this site  
you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too.

Briefly about the general area:
The smiling folks of Willamina like to hang out close by; Manhattan Beach State Park is a wonderful location to stop by. If you want a wonderful time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Coast Ranges. For the period of the days of summer at Yamhill River - South highs are typically in the 70's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 50's.

Yamhill River - South, Grand Ronde to Sheridan 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 Yamhill River - South.
 Whitewater Near Yamhill River - South:
Mill Creek, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.6 miles long (Upper Bridge to Mill Creek County Park)
Mill Creek, Polk/Yamhill County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Buell County Park to Yamhill River)
Yamhill River - South, Polk/ Yamhill County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 15.3 miles long (Grand Ronde to Sheridan)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Rocky Bend Camp to Blaine)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 13.6 miles long (Blaine to Hebo)
Trask River, Tillamook County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 6.7 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Upper Peninsula Boat Ramp)
Trask River - North Fork, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (North Fork of Trask River to Bridge)
Siletz River, Lincoln County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.8 miles long (Elk Creek to Moonshine Park)
Jordan Creek, Tillamook County, 23 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Wilson River)
Marys River, Benton County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Wren to Philomath)
 Hotels Near Yamhill River - South:
BEST WESTERN Dallas Inn & Suites, Dallas , 15 miles away
Courtesy Inn Monmouth, Monmouth , 22 miles away
GuestHouse Vineyard Inn McMinn, McMinnville , 22 miles away
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 23 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, McMinnville , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yamhill River - South:
Wandering Spirit RV Park, Grand Ronde, 8 miles away
Elk Bend, Willamina, 10 miles away
Fan Creek Campground, Tillamook County, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yamhill River - South:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 58 miles away
Manhattan Beach State Park, Oregon , 5 miles away
Munson Creek State Park, Oregon , 23 miles away
Sarah Helmick State Park, Oregon , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yamhill River - South:
Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas , 14 miles away
Dallas Golf Links, Dallas , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Yamhill River - South
Mountain Springs Ranch Reservoir, Polk , 4 miles away
McGuire Reservoir, Yamhill , 13 miles away
Valsetz Lake, Polk , 16 miles away

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