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Oregon whitewater, Wilson River

Tillamook county, Jones Creek Forest Camp to Boatramp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     16.6 miles
  The natural beauty of Tillamook County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. If you're coming from Astoria it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This section of Wilson River in Oregon is 16.6 miles long and
    it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Oregon you might find the rivers here
a bit more challenging, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The Coast Ranges scenery is wonderful. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're  
willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
During your trip to Wilson River you'll meet some people from Tillamook for sure. Munson Creek State Park is a good site to stretch your legs a bit. Summertime highs at Wilson River usually tend to be in the 60's, and the night is a bit colder of course, generally in the 50's. Highs during the wintertime are usually in the 50's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Wilson River. Wilson River sees pretty high levels of rainfall.

Wilson River, Jones Creek Forest Camp to Boatramp 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 Wilson River.
 Whitewater Near Wilson River:
Trask River, Tillamook County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 6.7 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Upper Peninsula Boat Ramp)
Wilson River, Tillamook County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Jones Creek Forest Camp to Boatramp)
Wilson River - West Fork of North Fork, Tillamook County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (1 mile above North Fork confluence to National Forest confluence)
Wilson River - North Fork, Tillamook County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (West fork North Fork confluence to Jones Creek Bridge on Wilson)
Kilchis River - North Fork, Tillamook County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Little South Fork Kilchis River)
Jordan Creek, Tillamook County, 12 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Wilson River)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 13.6 miles long (Blaine to Hebo)
Nehalem River, Clatsop/ Tillamook County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 14.2 miles long (Spruce Run Park to Nehalem Falls)
Trask River - North Fork, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (North Fork of Trask River to Bridge)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Rocky Bend Camp to Blaine)
 Marinas Near Wilson River:
Big Barn Marina and RV Park, Tillamook , 16 miles away
Wheeler Marina, Wheeler , 18 miles away
Garibaldi Marina, Garibaldi , 18 miles away
Brighton Marina & Recreational Vehicle, Rockaway Beach , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Wilson River:
Ashley Inn Of Tillamook, Tillamook , 14 miles away
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel Tillamook, Tillamook , 14 miles away
The Garibaldi House Inn-Suites, Garibaldi , 17 miles away
Rivertide Suites Hotel, Seaside , 18 miles away
Econo Lodge Garibaldi, Garibaldi , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wilson River:
Keenig Campground, Tillamook County, 3 miles away
Trask River County Park, Tillamook, 5 miles away
Tillamook State Forest - Jordan Creek OHV, Tillamook, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wilson River:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 34 miles away
Munson Creek State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon , 21 miles away
Manhattan Beach State Park, Oregon , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wilson River:
Bay Breeze Golf & Range, Tillamook , 13 miles away
Alderbrook Golf Course, Tillamook , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Wilson River
Barney Reservoir, Washington , 18 miles away
McGuire Reservoir, Yamhill , 20 miles away

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