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Oregon whitewater, Siuslaw River

Lane county, Lake Creek to Close to Mapleton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The starting location is a short drive from Corvallis, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The natural beauty of Lane County and the water flowing gracefully down Siuslaw River will make you feel great. This is
    a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater paddling here in the Coast Ranges is a great experience. Great exercise and a chance to spend some
time outdoors will make you glad you came. The Lake Creek to Close to Mapleton stretch of Siuslaw River in Lane County is 6.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. The nearby hotels  
are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
A magnificent site near Siuslaw River is Rock Canyon, and Siuslaw River is a spot with many visitors from Mapleton. And if that's not enough there's lots more enjoyable stuff to do in the Coast Ranges. For the period of the summer at Siuslaw River temperatures are regularly in the 60's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 40's. Highs all through the wintertime are typically in the 50's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Siuslaw River plunge into the 30's.

Siuslaw River, Lake Creek to Close to Mapleton 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 Siuslaw River.
 Whitewater Near Siuslaw River:
Siuslaw River, Lane County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Lake Creek to Close to Mapleton)
Lake Creek, Lane County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Deadwood Creek to Siuslaw River)
Alsea River, Benton/Lincoln County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 32 miles long (Mill Creek Park to Tidewater)
Umpqua River, Douglas County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Sawyers Rapids)
Drift Creek, Lincoln County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Meadow Creek to 3 miles above mouth)
Alsea River - North Fork, Benton/ Lincoln County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Three Miles below Klickitat Lake to North Fork Bridge)
Alsea River - North Fork, Benton County, 26 miles away
      Class I - 5 miles long (North Fork Bridge to Mill Creek Park)
Alsea River - South Fork, Benton County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hubert McBee Memorial Park to Rock Quarry Weir)
Millicoma River - West Fork, Coos County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Above Allegany)
 Marinas Near Siuslaw River:
Siuslaw RV & Marina, Florence , 16 miles away
Smith River Marina and Campground, Reedsport , 18 miles away
Kozy Kove Marina, Waldport , 19 miles away
Port of Siuslaw Campground, Florence , 19 miles away
Happy Landing RV Park and Marina, Waldport , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Siuslaw River:
Economy Inn Florence, Florence , 19 miles away
Quality Inn Florence, Florence , 19 miles away
Silver Sands Motel 101, Florence , 19 miles away
Best Western Pier Point Inn, Florence , 20 miles away
Old Town Inn, Florence , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Siuslaw River:
Archie Knowles, Mapleton, 2 miles away
Maple Lane Trailer Park, Mapleton, 2 miles away
North Fork Siuslaw, Mapleton, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Siuslaw River:
Washburne State Park, Oregon , 21 miles away
Neptune State Park, Oregon , 23 miles away
Yachats State Park, Oregon , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Siuslaw River:
Ocean Dunes Golf Links, Florence , 18 miles away
Sandpines Golf Links, Florence , 20 miles away
Avalon Pitch & Putt Golf Course, Florence , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Siuslaw River
Triangle Lake, Lane , 19 miles away
Little North Woahink Lake, Lane , 19 miles away

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