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Oregon whitewater, Illinois River

Josephine Curry county, Miami Bar to Oak Flat section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     31 miles
  The Miami Bar to Oak Flat section of Illinois River in Oregon is 31 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV(V) section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Brookings, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so it looks like you will be camping out. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system,
    the Miami Bar to Oak Flat section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here
are less forgiving. The river winds through the Coast Ranges and you get great scenery. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. 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. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of  
people coming here. The beautiful scenery of Oregon and the water flowing gracefully down Illinois River are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Illinois River Trail is perfect fun, and of course, everyone loves Siskiyou National Forest. Yeah, come up here to the Coast Ranges for a perfect time. Going for a hike along the Bear Camp Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Deadman Bar is close to Illinois River and is a good spot. All through the summer at Illinois River temperatures are generally in the 70's.

Illinois River, Miami Bar to Oak Flat 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 Illinois River.
 Whitewater Near Illinois River:
Illinois River, Josephine / Curry County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 31 miles long (Miami Bar to Oak Flat)
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (South Fork Bridge to Myrtle Grove)
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.5 miles long (Myrtle Grove Camp Ground to Milepost 3)
Illinois River, Josephine County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Highway 199 to Miami Bar)
Rogue River, Josephine/Curry County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 34 miles long (Grave Creek to Foster Bar)
Whitewater Outfitter - Galice Resort & Raft Trips, Josephine County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Smith River - North Fork, Del Norte County, 24 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (Low Divide Road to Gasquet)
Coquille River - South Fork, Coos County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (2 Miles Above Powers to Baker Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rogue River Raft Trips, Josephine County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Smith River - Middle Fork, Del Norte County, 28 miles away
      Class II-V - 22 miles long (6 Miles Above Patrick Creek to South Fork Road)
 Ski Areas Near Illinois River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 85 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Illinois River:
Chateau At The Oregon Caves Na, Cave Junction , 30 miles away
Best Western Beachfront Inn, Brookings , 32 miles away
Wild Rivers Motor Lodge, Brookings , 32 miles away
MtEmily Ranch Bed And Breakfas, Brookings , 32 miles away
Jot S Resort, Gold Beach , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Illinois River:
Illinois River - Deadman Bar, Agness, 2 miles away
Illinois River - Pine Flat, Agness, 4 miles away
River Bench, Agness, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Illinois River:
Illinois River Trail, Josephine , 1 miles away,  33.2 hiking miles, 3879 feet elevation difference
Bear Camp Trail, Curry , 8 miles away, 5.7 hiking miles, 1019 feet elevation difference
Upper Chetco Trail, Curry , 9 miles away, 16.7 hiking miles, 3391 feet elevation difference
Chetco Peak Trail, Curry , 15 miles away,  18.8 hiking miles, 860 feet elevation difference
Lower River Trail, Curry , 15 miles away, 6.1 hiking miles, 779 feet elevation difference
Chetco Divide Trail, Curry , 16 miles away, 14.5 hiking miles, 2742 feet elevation difference
Mountain Wells Trail, Curry , 18 miles away, 4.7 hiking miles, 625 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Illinois River:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 25 miles away
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 38 miles away
Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon , 9 miles away
Alfred A. Loeb State Park, Oregon , 25 miles away
Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away

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