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Oregon whitewater, Wiley Creek

Linn county, Above Wiley Creek Gorge to Little Wiley Creek Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     6 miles
  The wonderful Oregon scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often tougher than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch of Wiley Creek in Oregon is 6 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river,
    but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area
you'll find lots of paddling spots. The starting location is a short drive from Albany-Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The beautiful Central Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip.

about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Michigan Heights Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Here at Wiley Creek you'll most likely meet some people from Foster, and if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the Snow Peak Mill City Trail. This is such a great river. Going to Cascadia State Park in close proximity to Wiley Creek is a good thing to do. For the duration of the long summer days, highs usually are in the 80's at Wiley Creek. During the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 50's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 40's, and overnight lows during the winter for Wiley Creek tend to be in the 30's.

Wiley Creek, Above Wiley Creek Gorge to Little Wiley Creek Confluence 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 Wiley Creek.
 Whitewater Near Wiley Creek:
Wiley Creek, Linn County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Above Wiley Creek Gorge to Little Wiley Creek Confluence)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 9.5 miles long (13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 13.8 miles long (Foster Dam to Waterloo)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (22 miles above Holley to 13 Mile Bridge)
McKenzie River, Lane County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 24 miles long (Leaburg Dam to Hayden Bridge)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park)
Mohawk River, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (Mohawk River Road to Hileman Road)
Canyon Creek, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River)
 Ski Areas Near Wiley Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 48 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 52 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 64 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 77 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 79 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Wiley Creek:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Wiley Creek:
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 26 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 28 miles away
Best Western Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 30 miles away
Travelodge Pioneer Villa, Halsey , 34 miles away
Broadway Inn Downtown, Eugene , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wiley Creek:
River Bend County Park, Foster, 3 miles away
Menears Bend Campground, Linn County, 3 miles away
Sunnyside County Park, Sweet Home, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Wiley Creek:
Michigan Heights Trail, Lane , 8 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 2179 feet elevation difference
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 15 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 15 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Cowhorn Trail, Lane , 16 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 194 feet elevation difference
Gold Hill Trail, Linn , 17 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1073 feet elevation difference
Johnny Creek Nature Trail, Lane , 18 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 992 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Wiley Creek:
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 23 miles away
Fall Creek State Park, Oregon , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wiley Creek:
McKenzie River Golf Course, Walterville , 12 miles away
Golf Oregon, Vida , 17 miles away
Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Wiley Creek
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 6 miles away
Foster Lake, Linn , 8 miles away
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 15 miles away

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