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Oregon whitewater, Alsea River

Benton Lincoln county, Mill Creek Park to Tidewater section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     32 miles
  The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The natural beauty of Benton/Lincoln County and the water flowing gracefully down Alsea River will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Corvallis, as you can see on the road map further down. A stretch of this length does require some
    preparations, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. The campgrounds here at Alsea River are pretty good. The beautiful Coast Ranges scenery is an added bonus. A good workout and just being out on
the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. 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 rivers. 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. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Mill Creek  
Park to Tidewater stretch is just one of them. This stretch of Alsea River is 32 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Ellmaker State Park; Fall Creek Falls is always fun to check out. So much entertaining stuff to do here in the Coast Ranges, too good to be true. You'll meet a lot of people from Tidewater here, and Alsea River is in close proximity to Carns Canyon which is certainly worth visiting. This river is so perfect. There's splendid hiking along the Horse Creek Trail.

Alsea River, Mill Creek Park to Tidewater 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 Alsea River.
 Whitewater Near Alsea River:
Drift Creek, Lincoln County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Meadow Creek to 3 miles above mouth)
Alsea River, Benton/Lincoln County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 32 miles long (Mill Creek Park to Tidewater)
Alsea River - North Fork, Benton/ Lincoln County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Three Miles below Klickitat Lake to North Fork Bridge)
Alsea River - North Fork, Benton County, 14 miles away
      Class I - 5 miles long (North Fork Bridge to Mill Creek Park)
Lake Creek, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Deadwood Creek to Siuslaw River)
Siuslaw River, Lane County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Lake Creek to Close to Mapleton)
Alsea River - South Fork, Benton County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hubert McBee Memorial Park to Rock Quarry Weir)
Siletz River, Lincoln County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.8 miles long (Elk Creek to Moonshine Park)
Marys River, Benton County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Wren to Philomath)
Whitewater Outfitter - River RUN Oregon, Benton County, 30 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Marinas Near Alsea River:
Kozy Kove Marina, Waldport , 10 miles away
Happy Landing RV Park and Marina, Waldport , 13 miles away
Criteser Moorage, Toledo , 16 miles away
Oakland's Fish Camp & Marina, Waldport , 17 miles away
King Silver RV Park and Marina, Waldport , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Alsea River:
The Landing At Newport, Newport , 23 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites NEWPORT, Newport , 23 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Newport, Newport , 23 miles away
Rodeway Inn Newport, Newport , 24 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Newport, Newport , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Alsea River:
River Edge, Tidewater, 3 miles away
Blackberry, Tidewater, 5 miles away
Slide Campground, Lincoln County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Alsea River:
Horse Creek Trail, Lincoln , 11 miles away, 12.5 hiking miles, 1926 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Alsea River:
Ellmaker State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Ona Beach State Park, Oregon , 23 miles away
Beachside State Park, Oregon , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Alsea River:
Olalla Valley Golf Course, Toledo , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Alsea River
Triangle Lake, Lane , 17 miles away

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