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Oregon whitewater, Breitenbush River

Marion county, Cleator Bend Campground to Detroit Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     8.2 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Oregon you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The beautiful scenery of Oregon and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The Cleator Bend Campground to Detroit Lake stretch of Breitenbush River in Oregon is 8.2 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according
    to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. The
starting location is a reasonable drive from Hood River, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. When you're paddling down a Central Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others 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. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Fox Creek Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. A journey to Detroit Lake State Park when you're here at Breitenbush River is never a bad idea; while you're here you can take a hike along the Humbug Ridge Trail. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Breitenbush River is not far at all from Idanha, and Detroit Lake State Park is a tremendous spot to have a look at on a pretty day.

Breitenbush River, Cleator Bend Campground to Detroit Lake 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 Breitenbush River.
 Whitewater Near Breitenbush River:
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.3 miles long (Bruno Mt. Road Bridge to Detroit Reservoir)
Breitenbush River, Marion County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 8.2 miles long (Cleator Bend Campground to Detroit Lake)
Collawash River, Clackamas County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Elk Lake Creek to river mile 5.5)
Collawash River, Clackamas County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (Mile 5.5 bridge to Two Rivers Picnic Area)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9.2 miles long (Collawash River to Three Lynx Power Station)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15.5 miles long (Pyramid Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.7 miles long (Big Cliff Dam to Packsaddle Park)
Elkhorn Creek, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (to confluence with Little North Santiam)
Quartzville Creek, Linn County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Above Gregg Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (June Creek Br. to Collawash River)
 Ski Areas Near Breitenbush River:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 22 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 34 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 38 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 40 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 46 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 57 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Breitenbush River:
Detroit Lake Marina, Detroit , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Breitenbush River:
Resort At The Mountain, BW Premier Collection, Welches , 29 miles away
Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 29 miles away
The Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 30 miles away
Best Western Mt. Hood Inn, Government Camp , 34 miles away
Best Western Sandy Inn, Sandy , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Breitenbush River:
Humbug, Idanha, 1 miles away
Fox Creek Group, Idanha, 2 miles away
Santiam Flats, Detroit, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Breitenbush River:
Fox Creek Trail, Marion , 4 miles away,  7.2 hiking miles, 1917 feet elevation difference
Humbug Ridge Trail, Marion , 4 miles away, 6.9 hiking miles, 1523 feet elevation difference
Scorpion Ridge Trail, Marion , 5 miles away,  7.6 hiking miles, 2625 feet elevation difference
Elk Lake Trail, Marion , 5 miles away, 8.5 hiking miles, 1845 feet elevation difference
Thomas Trail, Marion , 5 miles away,  1.4 hiking miles, 489 feet elevation difference
Mother Lode Trail, Marion , 5 miles away, 10.7 hiking miles, 3313 feet elevation difference
Twin Lakes Trail, Marion , 6 miles away,  8.4 hiking miles, 888 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Breitenbush River:
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Breitenbush River
Lake Lenore, Clackamas , 7 miles away
Tule Lake, Linn , 10 miles away
Detroit Lake, Linn , 12 miles away

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