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Oregon whitewater, Canal Creek

Linn county, 1.2 mi above Quartzville Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     1.2 miles
  The nature scenery of Oregon and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a short drive from Albany-Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Oregon are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The beautiful Central Cascade Range scenery is an added
    bonus. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section of Canal Creek in Oregon is 1.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. This is one of a small number of paddling
stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a very short section so better  
bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Cascadia State Park, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Chimney Peak Trail. Having a good time in the Central Cascade Range is simple. Detroit Lake State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Canal Creek, and Dry Gulch is another great spot to stop at close by. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Here at Canal Creek you'll most likely meet some folks from Gates; hiking is a popular thing to do around Canal Creek; Minniece Point Trail is a splendid local trail. A great deal of rain falls at Canal Creek.

Canal Creek, 1.2 mi above Quartzville Creek 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 Canal Creek.
 Whitewater Near Canal Creek:
Canal Creek, Linn County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.2 miles long (1.2 mi above Quartzville Creek)
Quartzville Creek, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Above Gregg Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8 miles long (Packsaddle Park to Mill City)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.7 miles long (Big Cliff Dam to Packsaddle Park)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 16.5 miles long (Mountain House to Foster Reservoir)
Elkhorn Creek, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (to confluence with Little North Santiam)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Salmon Falls to Elkhorn Park)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15.5 miles long (Pyramid Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Canal Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 34 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 53 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 53 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 54 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 57 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 59 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Canal Creek:
Detroit Lake Marina, Detroit , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Canal Creek:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 33 miles away
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 39 miles away
Best Western Sandy Inn, Sandy , 40 miles away
Canby Country Inn, Canby , 41 miles away
Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel, Oregon City , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Canal Creek:
Old Miners Meadow Group, Gates, 1 miles away
Yellowbottom, Gates, 2 miles away
Yukwah, Cascadia, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Canal Creek:
Minniece Point Trail, Linn , 5 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 2044 feet elevation difference
Chimney Peak Trail, Linn , 6 miles away,  19 hiking miles, 2987 feet elevation difference
Volcano Trail, Linn , 8 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 1090 feet elevation difference
Cool Camp Trail, Linn , 11 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 1258 feet elevation difference
Rocky Top Trail, Marion , 12 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 526 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 12 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Swamp Peak Trail, Linn , 12 miles away,  4.4 hiking miles, 981 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Canal Creek:
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Canal Creek:
Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Lyons , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Canal Creek
Detroit Lake, Linn , 9 miles away
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 16 miles away
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 17 miles away

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