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Oregon whitewater, Copland Creek

Douglas county, Second Bridge to North Umpqua section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     5.7 miles
  The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The beautiful scenery of Oregon and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There's camping available
    near Copland Creek. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Medford, there's a road map further down the page
with more info on that. The Second Bridge to North Umpqua stretch of Copland Creek is 5.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV(V) section. The beauty of the Central Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. This is one of a small number of  
paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
No need to travel far to check out exciting stuff like Old Man Rock. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Copland Creek; Spring Mountain Way is a tremendous local trail. Interesting geology is available here; Rattlesnake Rock is close to Copland Creek. A great site like Clyde Holliday State Park close to Copland Creek is too magnificent to leave out; of course, A journey to Dark Canyon is always fun. Why not take a refreshing hike along the BVD Trail. The high level of precipitation makes Copland Creek a quite wet place.

Copland Creek, Second Bridge to North Umpqua 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 Copland Creek.
 Whitewater Near Copland Creek:
Copland Creek, Douglas County, 1 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.7 miles long (Second Bridge to North Umpqua)
Umpqua River - North, Douglas County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 25.5 miles long (Soda Springs to Deadline Falls)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Steamboat Falls to Canton Creek Campground)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 12 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (City Creek to Steamboat Falls)
Little River, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground)
Jackson Creek, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (NF300 to Cover Camp)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Parker Falls to Champion Creek)
Canyon Creek, Douglas County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Confluence with Pass Creek to Steamboat Creek)
Jackson Creek, Douglas County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Cover Camp to FS 31)
Champion Creek, Lane County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Copland Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 38 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 61 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 70 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 73 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Copland Creek:
Best Western Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 24 miles away
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 44 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove - Eugene South, Cottage Grove , 44 miles away
Best Western Cottage Grove Inn, Cottage Grove , 44 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Copland Creek:
Boulder Flat, Oakridge, 1 miles away
Eagle Rock, Oakridge, 2 miles away
Weeping Rock Campground, Douglas County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Copland Creek:
Spring Mountain Way, Douglas , 3 miles away, 6.4 hiking miles, 4292 feet elevation difference
BVD Trail, Douglas , 4 miles away,  6.4 hiking miles, 2801 feet elevation difference
Deception Way, Douglas , 4 miles away,  6 hiking miles, 1482 feet elevation difference
Grassy Ranch Trail, Douglas , 4 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 684 feet elevation difference
Copeland Creek Trail, Douglas , 4 miles away, 3.1 hiking miles, 3234 feet elevation difference
Twin Lakes Trail, Douglas , 5 miles away, 11.2 hiking miles, 4061 feet elevation difference
Boulder Creek Trail, Douglas , 6 miles away,  7.2 hiking miles, 3222 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Copland Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 34 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 3 miles away
Joseph H. Stewart State Park, Oregon , 30 miles away
Rogue River National Forest, Oregon , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Copland Creek
Gertrude Lake, Lane , 16 miles away

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