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Douglas county, Above Rock Creek Fish Hatchery section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     5 miles
  This stretch of Rock Creek in Douglas County is 5 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Oregon and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Oregon are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections here are not
    safe for beginners. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Above Rock Creek
Fish Hatchery section is one of them. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The starting location is a short drive from Roseburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít  
get lost. The beautiful Central Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Idleyld Park come to Rock Creek, and close by you hit upon the Williams Creek Trail which is a great hiking trail. Yeah, come up here to the Central Cascade Range for a great time. You need to stop at Chimney Rock since you're here at Rock Creek, and the Rock Creek Trail is a good hiking trail nearby. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Rock Creek typically gets a great deal of rainfall.

Rock Creek, Above Rock Creek Fish Hatchery 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 Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek:
Rock Creek, Douglas County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Above Rock Creek Fish Hatchery)
Whitewater Outfitter - North Umpqua Outfitters, Douglas County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Umpqua River - North, Douglas County, 4 miles away
      Class II(III) - 34.5 miles long (Idleyld Park to confluence with South Umpqua)
Canyon Creek, Douglas County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Confluence with Pass Creek to Steamboat Creek)
Little River, Douglas County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground)
Sharps Creek, Lane County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (7 mi above Layng Ck confluence)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Campbell Falls to Three C Rock)
Row River, Lane County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Wildwood Falls to Dorena Reservoir)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Three C Rocks to MP 22)
Umpqua River - South, Douglas County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (MP 22 to Days Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Rock Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 66 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 67 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 93 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 95 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Rock Creek:
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 23 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove - Eugene South, Cottage Grove , 23 miles away
Best Western Cottage Grove Inn, Cottage Grove , 23 miles away
Rodeway Inn Rice Hill, Oakland , 24 miles away
Best Western Plus Hartford Lodge, Sutherlin , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek:
Millpond, Idleyld Park, 2 miles away
Lone Pine Group, Idleyld Park, 2 miles away
Mountain Country RV Park, Idleyld Park, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek:
Rock Creek Trail, Douglas , 10 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 663 feet elevation difference
Williams Creek Trail, Douglas , 12 miles away, 5.2 hiking miles, 2407 feet elevation difference
White Rock Trail, Douglas , 13 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 1871 feet elevation difference
Pass Creek Trail, Douglas , 14 miles away, 3.9 hiking miles, 1839 feet elevation difference
Mott Trail, Douglas , 15 miles away, 7 hiking miles, 3396 feet elevation difference
Leach Camp Trail, Douglas , 15 miles away, 1.1 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Straight Creek Trail, Douglas , 16 miles away, 4.3 hiking miles, 2918 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 63 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 31 miles away
Lowell State Park, Oregon , 32 miles away

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