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Oregon whitewater, Calapooia River

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


CLASS II     10 miles
Be mindful that the old pilings from the dam that was removed still exist and I believe present a hazard that must be scouted.† If you run it before June there is likely no problem at all.† Enjoy. The dam site is two miles upriver from Brownsville out Kirk Avenue and Northern Drive.† I would hate to see your watercraft buggered up.† It is a lovely river. Says Paul

The beautiful scenery of Oregon and the playfulness of the water attract
    people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Albany-Lebanon, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting
and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park section is just one of many. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great  
attractions for lots of people. 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. The Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park section of Calapooia River in Linn County is 10 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. There's camping available near Calapooia River. When you're paddling down a Central Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag.

Calapooia River, Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Calapooia River.
 Whitewater Near Calapooia River:
Calapooia River, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (McKercher Park to Brownsville)
Mohawk River, Lane County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Mohawk River Road to Hileman Road)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 13.8 miles long (Foster Dam to Waterloo)
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon Whitewater Adventures, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (Roaring River to South Santiam River)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 9.5 miles long (13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - JUSTUS Outfitters, Lane County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
McKenzie River, Lane County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 24 miles long (Leaburg Dam to Hayden Bridge)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
 Ski Areas Near Calapooia River:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 65 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 65 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 80 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 87 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 90 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 93 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 99 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Calapooia River:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Calapooia River:
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 12 miles away
Travelodge Pioneer Villa, Halsey , 17 miles away
Broadway Inn Downtown, Eugene , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD-EAST (I-5), Springfield , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn EUGENE - SPRINGFIELD, Springfield , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calapooia River:
Holiday Mobile Park, Sweet Home, 6 miles away
Waterloo County Park, Waterloo, 7 miles away
Premier RV Resort at Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Calapooia River:
Jasper State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Elijah Bristow State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Calapooia River:
Pineway Public Restaurant & Golf Course, Lebanon , 8 miles away
Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon , 9 miles away
Springfield Country Club, Springfield , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Calapooia River
Foster Lake, Linn , 10 miles away
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 19 miles away

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