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Oregon whitewater, Jackson Creek

Douglas county, Cover Camp to FS 31 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     8 miles
  The Cover Camp to FS 31 section of Jackson Creek is 8 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Douglas County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The Southern
    Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There's camping available near Jackson Creek. Some people prefer whitewater rafting
and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. The starting location is a short drive from Medford, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Cover  
Camp to FS 31 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a tremendous hiking trail close to Jackson Creek called the Freezeout Trail, and going for a hike on the Billick Burn Trail is always a pleasant adventure. Be careful coming to the Southern Cascade Range, you might not ever wanna go back home again. Jackson Creek gets a great deal of water. All through the month of November you get the most rain around here, and July is when it's the driest. Summertime highs at Jackson Creek typically tend to be in the 80's with night lows in the 40's.

Jackson Creek, Cover Camp to FS 31 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 Jackson Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jackson Creek:
Jackson Creek, Douglas County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Cover Camp to FS 31)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Campbell Falls to Three C Rock)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Three C Rocks to MP 22)
Little River, Douglas County, 13 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)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid Pleasure Raft Rental, Jackson County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (MP 22 to Days Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Fishin Hole, Jackson County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rogue Rafting, Jackson County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - 62 Marketplace & Rafting, Jackson County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Jackson Creek:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 45 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 59 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 91 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 91 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 95 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Jackson Creek:
Lost Creek Marina, Trail , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Jackson Creek:
Brookside Inn And Suites, White City , 28 miles away
Super 8 Central Pt Medford, Medford , 31 miles away
Courtyard Medford Airport, Medford , 31 miles away
Candlewood Suites MEDFORD, Medford , 31 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Central Point - Medford, Central Point , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jackson Creek:
Bunchgrass Shelter, Tiller, 3 miles away
Ash Flat Forest Camp, Tiller, 4 miles away
Cover, Trail, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Jackson Creek:
Freezeout Trail, Douglas , 2 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 583 feet elevation difference
Billick Burn Trail, Douglas , 3 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1263 feet elevation difference
Fawn Camp Trail, Douglas , 4 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 859 feet elevation difference
Rattlesnake Trail, Douglas , 5 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 863 feet elevation difference
North and South Trail, Douglas , 7 miles away, 1.1 hiking miles, 1098 feet elevation difference
Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail, Douglas , 8 miles away,  5 hiking miles, 603 feet elevation difference
Tison Trail, Douglas , 9 miles away, 3.8 hiking miles, 2444 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Jackson Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 43 miles away
Casey State Park, Oregon , 16 miles away
Joseph H. Stewart State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Jackson Creek
Lost Creek Lake, Jackson , 16 miles away

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