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Oregon whitewater, Roaring River

Clackamas county, Road 4611 to Roaring River Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  This stretch of Roaring River in Oregon is 3 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Hood River it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep
    in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. The wonderful Oregon scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons
enough to come here and paddle. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. 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. When you're paddling down a Central Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
If you feel like a little side trip, try The Narrows, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Dry Ridge Trail. All the outdoors enjoyable things in the Central Cascade Range will keep you coming back repeatedly. If the weather is fine here at Roaring River, you can go for a hike along the Fanton Plaza Trail.

Roaring River, Road 4611 to Roaring River Campground road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Roaring River.
 Whitewater Near Roaring River:
Roaring River, Clackamas County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Road 4611 to Roaring River Campground)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12.5 miles long (Three Lynx Power Station to North Fork Reservoir)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9.2 miles long (Collawash River to Three Lynx Power Station)
Clackamas River - South Fork, Clackamas County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 0 miles long (South Fork Clackamas Falls)
Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork, Clackamas County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Lower Five Miles to Clackamas River)
Eagle Creek, Clackamas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 11 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Eagle Creek Road)
Collawash River, Clackamas County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (Mile 5.5 bridge to Two Rivers Picnic Area)
Sandy River, Clackamas County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Marmot Dam to Revenue Bridge)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (June Creek Br. to Collawash River)
Sandy River, Clackamas County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.5 miles long (Lolo Pass Road to Marmot Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Roaring River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 24 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 27 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 31 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 40 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 64 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 76 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
White Pass, Washington , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 96 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near Roaring River:
Resort At The Mountain, BW Premier Collection, Welches , 12 miles away
Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 12 miles away
The Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 12 miles away
Best Western Sandy Inn, Sandy , 17 miles away
Best Western Mt. Hood Inn, Government Camp , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roaring River:
Sunstrip, Brightwood, 1 miles away
Roaring River, Brightwood, 2 miles away
Lookout Springs Campground, Clackamas County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Roaring River:
Dry Ridge Trail, Clackamas , 1 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 3204 feet elevation difference
Fanton Plaza Trail, Clackamas , 3 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1787 feet elevation difference
Roaring River Trail, Clackamas , 4 miles away, 7.2 hiking miles, 4083 feet elevation difference
Old Baldy Trail, Clackamas , 5 miles away,  11 hiking miles, 638 feet elevation difference
Eagle Creek Cutoff, Clackamas , 5 miles away, 7.3 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Cold Spring Trail, Clackamas , 6 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1284 feet elevation difference
Bagby Trail, Clackamas , 9 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 602 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Roaring River:
Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon , 17 miles away
Bridal Veil Falls State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
George W. Joseph State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roaring River:
Springwater Golf Course, Estacada , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Roaring River
Lake Lenore, Clackamas , 13 miles away
Cougar Lake, Clackamas , 14 miles away
Williams Lake, Clackamas , 14 miles away

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