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Oregon whitewater, Squaw Creek

Deschutes county, FS 1514 Bridge to Gaging Station section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV+     6.5 miles
  This stretch of Squaw Creek in Oregon is 6.5 miles long and it is classified as a class IV+ section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Bend, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Deschutes County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are
    sure to keep you coming back for more. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay
the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. When you're paddling down a Central Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the FS 1514 Bridge to Gaging Station section is one  
of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
There's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Mt. Bachelor It's always good to stop at Melvin Spring. Now, you may feel that's a load but there's even more enjoyable stuff to do here in the Central Cascade Range. During your trip to Squaw Creek you'll meet some folks from Sisters for sure. Squaw Creek is right by the Green Lakes Trail, and don't leave Squaw Creek without first paying a visit to Black Pine Spring.

Squaw Creek, FS 1514 Bridge to Gaging Station 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 Squaw Creek.
 Whitewater Near Squaw Creek:
Squaw Creek, Deschutes County, 4 miles away
      Class IV+ - 6.5 miles long (FS 1514 Bridge to Gaging Station)
Metolius River, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 28.5 miles long (Riverside Forest Campground to Lake Billy Chinook)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6 miles long (Lava Island Falls to Mount Bachelor Village)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (Dillon Falls to Lava Island Falls)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 20 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Benham Falls to Dillon Falls)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Tumalo State Park to Cline Falls State Park)
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 21 miles away
      Class I-V - 18 miles long (Big River Campground to Benham Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid River Rafters, Deschutes County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Sun Country Tours, Deschutes County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deschutes River, Deschutes County, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Bend to Tumalo State Park)
 Ski Areas Near Squaw Creek:
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 11 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 20 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 42 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 56 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 56 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Squaw Creek:
Suttle Lake Resort and Marina, Sisters , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Squaw Creek:
Best Western Ponderosa Lodge, Sisters , 6 miles away
Five Pine Lodge And Cabins, Sisters , 7 miles away
Tetherow Lodges, Bend , 19 miles away
Entrada Lodge, Bend , 20 miles away
Sunriver Resort, Sunriver , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Squaw Creek:
Black Pine Springs, Sisters, 0 miles away
Lower Three Creek Sno-Park, Sisters, 1 miles away
Upper Three Creek Sno-Park, Sisters, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Squaw Creek:
Three Creek Lake Trail, Deschutes , 5 miles away, 2.5 hiking miles, 900 feet elevation difference
Green Lakes Trail, Deschutes , 7 miles away,  8.2 hiking miles, 929 feet elevation difference
Broken Top Trail, Deschutes , 9 miles away, 7.3 hiking miles, 498 feet elevation difference
Millican Crater Trail, Deschutes , 10 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 1128 feet elevation difference
Swampy Lakes Trail, Deschutes , 10 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 177 feet elevation difference
Mud Lake Trail, Deschutes , 12 miles away,  3.8 hiking miles, 212 feet elevation difference
Moraine Lake Trail, Deschutes , 13 miles away,  10 hiking miles, 1313 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Squaw Creek:
Tumalo State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
LaPine State Recreation Area, Oregon , 22 miles away
Pilot Butte State Park, Oregon , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Squaw Creek:
Black Butte Ranch Golf Club, Sisters , 7 miles away
Aspen Lakes Golf Course, Sisters , 10 miles away
Widgi Creek Golf Club, Bend , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Squaw Creek
Sparks Lake, Deschutes , 13 miles away
Kidney Lake, Lane , 19 miles away

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