Row - 2. Dorena Dam to East Regional Park


Row, Oregon, US

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2. Dorena Dam to East Regional Park

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles

Rapids


Rapids
Photo of Jim Reed by Thomas O'Keefe © taken 01/21/15 @ 1100 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ROW RIVER NEAR COTTAGE GROVE, OR
usgs-14155500 300 - 1500 cfs II-III 00h58m 845 cfs (running)


River Description

This is a pleasant run with 4 easy class III boulder garden rapids and a scattering of class II rapids. The first three class III rapids are about a mile into the run and all within a half mile stretch. There are a few different options depending on flows and your skill. 

After you pass under the trail bridge and the covered bridge, and about a mile downstream from the other class III rapids, you will come to the last class III drop. This one is right along the road and you will likely spot it on the shuttle drive.

It's another two miles of occasional class II whitewater down to the take-out bridge. The river has nice scenery, though most of it goes by houses and farms.

Logistics: This run is just a couple miles from the interstate. From I-5 take Exit 174 for Cottage Grove and head east on Row River Road. Continue 1.5 miles to the Cottage Grove BMX Track and the river access on the river left downstream side of the bridge. To reach the put-in, cross the river and continue east up river. At 2.7 miles from the take-out the Row River Road makes a turn to the left, but continue straight on Shoreview Drive. You will soon cross the river again and 3.1 miles from the BMX track you will reach the US Army Corps of Engineers Schwarz Campground. If the gate to the campground is closed, typical during the boating season, there is limited parking and you'll have to hike in a couple hundred yards to the river.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-01-22 06:52:57

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.9Drop 1IIIPhoto
1.0Drop 2IIIPhoto
1.3Drop 3IIIPhoto
2.1Drop 4IIIPhoto

Rapid Descriptions

Drop 1 (Class III, Mile 0.9)

Drop 1

Drop 1
Photo of Megi Morishita by Thomas O'Keefe © taken 01/21/15 @ 1100 cfs


Drop 2 (Class III, Mile 1.0)

Drop 2

Drop 2
Photo of Megi Morishita by Thomas O'Keefe © taken 01/21/15 @ 1100 cfs


Drop 3 (Class III, Mile 1.3)

Drop 3

Drop 3
Photo of Jennie Goldberg by Thomas O'Keefe © taken 01/21/15 @ 1100 cfs


Drop 4 (Class III, Mile 2.1)

Drop 4

Drop 4
Photo of Megi Morishita by Thomas O'Keefe © taken 01/21/15 @ 1100 cfs



User Comments

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September 30 2009 (2731 days ago)
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It's not that bad. Mostly flatwater with about 3 good class III rapids, and a few class II's. Paul


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