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California whitewater, Scott River

Siskiyou county, Canyon Entrance Close to Meamber Creek to Klamath Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     22 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in California are often more challenging than in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The scenic beauty of California and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting point is not too far from Medford, as you can see on the road map further down. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this
    river system, there are a few others too. This stretch of Scott River in Siskiyou County is 22 miles long and has been rated as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where
you can camp. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The Klamath Mountains scenery is wonderful. Some people prefer  
whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
A good place to go to close to Scott River is Swanson Gulch, and you're sure to run into some cheerful people from Scott Bar here. If you adore the outdoors you'll adore it here in the Klamath Mountains. Scott River gets a large amount of water. December is the wettest month with most rain; July is the month with the least moisture. For the duration of the summer at Scott River highs are ordinarily in the 90's. Summer nighttime lows fall down to the 50's.

Scott River, Canyon Entrance Close to Meamber Creek to Klamath Confluence road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Scott River.
 Whitewater Near Scott River:
Scott River, Siskiyou County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 22 miles long (Canyon Entrance Close to Meamber Creek to Klamath Confluence)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 36 miles long (Sarah Totten Campground to Happy Camp)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Idlewild Campground to Sawyers Bar)
Salmon River - North Fork, Siskiyou County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon)
Elk Creek, Siskiyou County, 24 miles away
      Class I-IV - 5 miles long (Elk Creek Road to Klamath River)
Wooley Creek, Siskiyou County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (North Fork confluence to Salmon River)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 25 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 18 miles long (Happy Camp to Coon Creek)
Indian Creek Klamath Tributary, Siskiyou County, 27 miles away
      Class III - 7.6 miles long (confluence South and East Fork to Klamath River)
Shasta River, Siskiyou County, 29 miles away
      Class III - 6.8 miles long (Highway 263 bridge to Klamath River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 30 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon)
 Ski Areas Near Scott River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 29 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 60 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Scott River:
Baymont Inn & Suites Yreka, Yreka , 26 miles away
Comfort Inn Yreka, Yreka , 26 miles away
Rodeway Inn Yreka, Yreka , 26 miles away
Klamath Motor Lodge, Yreka , 26 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Yreka , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Scott River:
Totten Campground, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
Sarah Totten Campground, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
Steelhead Lodge and RV Park, Klamath River, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Scott River:
Horse Camp Trail, Siskiyou , 17 miles away,  8.8 hiking miles, 4091 feet elevation difference
Boundary National Recreation Trail, Siskiyou , 20 miles away,  33.2 hiking miles, 4828 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Scott River:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 47 miles away
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 59 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 21 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 37 miles away
Valley of the Rogue State Park, Oregon , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Scott River:
Eagle's Nest Golf Course, Klamath River , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Scott River
Scott Bar Pond, Siskiyou , 2 miles away
Marlahan Pond, Siskiyou , 12 miles away
Echo Lake, Siskiyou , 16 miles away

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