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Oregon whitewater, Umpqua River

Douglas county, Confluence of North and South Umpqua to Scottsburg section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     84 miles
We are new to the area and have teenage boys who are fairly new to kayaking. We were also thinking of including innertubes with us. Can you please help us find areas that are safe this time of year? Says Heather

Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Douglas County and the cool
    fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The wild scenery of the Coast Ranges is great. There's camping available near Umpqua River. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make
reservations in advance you're all set. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The Confluence of North and South Umpqua to Scottsburg stretch of Umpqua River in Oregon is 84 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so it looks like you will be camping out. This river system  
has a few good paddling stretches and the Confluence of North and South Umpqua to Scottsburg section is one of them. The starting point is not too far from Roseburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
The wonderful people of Umpqua like to hang out nearby. Umpqua River gets much water. Throughout the month of December you get the most rain around here; the driest month of the year is July. Summertime highs at Umpqua River generally tend to be in the 80's with night lows in the 50's.

Umpqua River, Confluence of North and South Umpqua to Scottsburg 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 Umpqua River.
 Whitewater Near Umpqua River:
Umpqua River, Douglas County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Sawyers Rapids)
Umpqua River, Douglas County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 84 miles long (Confluence of North and South Umpqua to Scottsburg)
Coos River - South Fork, Coos County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.1 miles long (Johnson Beach to below Mile 7 Bridge)
Millicoma River - West Fork, Coos County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Above Allegany)
 Ski Areas Near Umpqua River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 94 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Umpqua River:
Loon Lake Water Sports Marina, Reedsport , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Umpqua River:
Best Western Plus Hartford Lodge, Sutherlin , 21 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Roseburg, Roseburg , 22 miles away
Super 8 Roseburg, Roseburg , 22 miles away
Best Western Garden Villa Inn, Roseburg , 22 miles away
Timber Valley Inn And Suites, Roseburg , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Umpqua River:
Elkton RV Park, Elkton, 10 miles away
North Umpqua River Recreation Area - Eagleview Group, Umpqua, 10 miles away
Tyee, Umpqua, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Umpqua River:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 66 miles away
Golden and Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 21 miles away
William M. Tugman State Park, Oregon , 38 miles away
Hoffman Memorial State Park, Oregon , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near Umpqua River
Doerner Reservoir, Douglas , 13 miles away
Loon Lake, Douglas , 15 miles away
Fords Pond, Douglas , 19 miles away

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