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Oregon whitewater, Abiqua Creek

Marion county, Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     7.5 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Salem, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Abiqua Creek in Marion County is 7.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often tougher than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. A bit of exercise and spending
    some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The wonderful Marion County scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. When you're paddling down a Central Cascade Range river like this
one you always get great scenery along the way too. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road stretch is one of them. 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. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Silver Falls State Park is a wonderful place to check out; glorious hiking is available along the Pine Crest Trail. Man, is there a heap of entertaining stuff to do in the Central Cascade Range. If you're dropping by Abiqua Creek from Scotts Mills, you won't be the only one. A spree to North Santiam State Park rejuvenates the spirit. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Abiqua Creek. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 50's.

Abiqua Creek, Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road 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 Abiqua Creek.
 Whitewater Near Abiqua Creek:
Butte Creek, Clackamas/ Marion County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Fault Line to Oregon 213)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (North Falls to Lower putin)
Abiqua Creek, Marion County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 5 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir)
Molalla River, Clackamas County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 9.6 miles long (Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River)
Mollala River - North Fork, Clackamas County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Dead Horse Canyon Creek Bridge to Mollola River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Reachout Expeditions, Clackamas County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Abiqua Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 58 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 65 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 68 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 73 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 77 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 80 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Abiqua Creek:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 15 miles away
Canby Country Inn, Canby , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Wilsonville, Wilsonville , 20 miles away
Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel, Oregon City , 20 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Wilson, Wilsonville , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Abiqua Creek:
Camp Dakota, Scotts Mills, 4 miles away
Silver Falls State Park, -blank-, 5 miles away
Park Campground, Marion County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Abiqua Creek:
Pine Crest Trail, Clackamas , 15 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 783 feet elevation difference
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 16 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 17 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Abiqua Creek:
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 2 miles away
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 8 miles away
Molalla River State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Abiqua Creek:
Ranch Hills Golf Club, Mulino , 13 miles away
Santiam Golf Club, Stayton , 13 miles away
Evergreen Golf Course, Mount Angel , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Abiqua Creek
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 15 miles away
Willamette Falls Hydroelectric Power Reservoir, Clackamas , 19 miles away

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