Umpqua, North, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV-V (for normal flows)|
|N UMPQUA RIVER ABV COPELAND CK NR TOKETEE FALLS,OR|
|usgs-14316500||400 - 3000 cfs||IV-V||02h04m||1130 cfs (running)|
Before embarking on any section of the North Umpqua, check the guidelines on the BLM site to avoid conflict with fishermen.
Putting in at the small pull out 1/2 mile upstream of the Rock Creek bridge gives paddlers one class III warm up rapid before Deadline Falls. Scout Deadline from the road before hand. It is prudent to also scout from river left once on the river. There is a sneak chute on the far right and a main line near the left side of the channel. This rapid has class V consequences in the form of a large, retentive hole. Below here are a few easier rapids before reaching the Narrows. Here the river pinches down on the left through a turbulent passage. Scout/portage from the left or right. Around the corner is one more ramp into a hole. From here it is a half mile through a flat gorge to Idlelyd Park. Rock Creek comes in to the run just below Deadline Falls, this creek can be run afterwords or beforehand for a longer day if flows are adequate.