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Oregon whitewater, Calapooia River

Linn county, 13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     9.5 miles
  If you're coming from Albany-Lebanon it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Oregon scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. 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. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby
    campground. The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This section
is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the 13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge section is just one of them. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far  
and near. The 13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge section of Calapooia River in Oregon is 9.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. Whitewater paddling here in the Central Cascade Range is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Cascadia State Park is a magnificent site, and you'll meet a lot of people from Sweet Home here. You just can't picture the amount of outdoors cool things the Central Cascade Range has to offer. Chimney Rock is an interesting location to check out while at Calapooia River. There's good hiking along the Michigan Heights Trail.

Calapooia River, 13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge 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 Calapooia River.
 Whitewater Near Calapooia River:
Calapooia River, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 9.5 miles long (13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park)
Mohawk River, Lane County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Mohawk River Road to Hileman Road)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 13.8 miles long (Foster Dam to Waterloo)
McKenzie River, Lane County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 24 miles long (Leaburg Dam to Hayden Bridge)
Wiley Creek, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Above Wiley Creek Gorge to Little Wiley Creek Confluence)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (McKercher Park to Brownsville)
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon Whitewater Adventures, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Calapooia River:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 55 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 56 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 70 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 80 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 83 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 86 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 92 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Calapooia River:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Calapooia River:
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 21 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 27 miles away
Broadway Inn Downtown, Eugene , 27 miles away
Travelodge Pioneer Villa, Halsey , 27 miles away
Crossland Eugene Springfield, Springfield , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calapooia River:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home, 5 miles away
Foster Lake Campground, Foster, 5 miles away
Camp Koinonia, Sweet Home, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Calapooia River:
Michigan Heights Trail, Lane , 11 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 2179 feet elevation difference
Cowhorn Trail, Lane , 16 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 194 feet elevation difference
Johnny Creek Nature Trail, Lane , 17 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 992 feet elevation difference
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 18 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 20 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Calapooia River:
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 15 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Elijah Bristow State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Calapooia River:
McKenzie River Golf Course, Walterville , 9 miles away
Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon , 14 miles away
Pineway Public Restaurant & Golf Course, Lebanon , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Calapooia River
Foster Lake, Linn , 6 miles away
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 11 miles away
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 19 miles away

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