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Oregon whitewater, Quartzville Creek

Linn county, Above Gregg Creek to Green Peter Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     14 miles
  The Above Gregg Creek to Green Peter Reservoir stretch of Quartzville Creek in Linn County is 14 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Albany-Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Linn County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. Whitewater paddling here in the Central Cascade Range is a great experience.
    If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Above Gregg Creek
to Green Peter Reservoir section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river  
tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Chimney Peak Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Cascadia State Park is both great and picturesque, and it's close to Quartzville Creek, and hiking along the Minniece Point Trail is good fun. This is such a wonderful river. All the water falling down from the sky makes Quartzville Creek a wet place. December is the month that gets the most rain; July is when it's the driest.

Quartzville Creek, Above Gregg Creek to Green Peter Reservoir 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 Quartzville Creek.
 Whitewater Near Quartzville Creek:
Canal Creek, Linn County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.2 miles long (1.2 mi above Quartzville Creek)
Quartzville Creek, Linn County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Above Gregg Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 16.5 miles long (Mountain House to Foster Reservoir)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge)
Canyon Creek, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8 miles long (Packsaddle Park to Mill City)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.7 miles long (Big Cliff Dam to Packsaddle Park)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15.5 miles long (Pyramid Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir)
Elkhorn Creek, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (to confluence with Little North Santiam)
 Ski Areas Near Quartzville Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 35 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 52 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 54 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 56 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 59 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 62 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Quartzville Creek:
Detroit Lake Marina, Detroit , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Quartzville Creek:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 33 miles away
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 38 miles away
Best Western Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 40 miles away
Canby Country Inn, Canby , 42 miles away
Best Western Sandy Inn, Sandy , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Quartzville Creek:
Old Miners Meadow Group, Gates, 2 miles away
Yellowbottom, Gates, 2 miles away
Longbow Group Camp, Cascadia, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Quartzville Creek:
Minniece Point Trail, Linn , 7 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 2044 feet elevation difference
Chimney Peak Trail, Linn , 7 miles away,  19 hiking miles, 2987 feet elevation difference
Volcano Trail, Linn , 11 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
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 12 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Three Creek Trail, Linn , 12 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2298 feet elevation difference
Swamp Peak Trail, Linn , 14 miles away,  4.4 hiking miles, 981 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Quartzville Creek:
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 10 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 16 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Quartzville Creek:
Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Lyons , 13 miles away
Golf Oregon, Vida , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Quartzville Creek
Detroit Lake, Linn , 12 miles away
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 14 miles away
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 16 miles away

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