Little River - 2. Lower

Little River, Oregon, US


2. Lower

Usual Difficulty I-III(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 17 Miles

Fun Ledge

Fun Ledge
Photo by Kody Dewbry taken 03/20/18

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14318000 600 - 3000 cfs I-III(IV) 01h01m 1990 cfs (running)
Flow range estimated, please provide information if you have it.

River Description


Emile Creek to Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge (10 miles): The stream has stretches of II-III water puncuated by class IV ledges or rapids.  Some of the more challenging rapids can be seen from the road.



Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge to Colliding Rivers (7 miles):  After Cavitt Creek the volume increases, while the gradient decreases.  The II-III stretches get longer, but there are still some surprise horizon lines along this stretch.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-10-16 23:11:27


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 9 2018 (287 days ago)
clinton begleyDetails
Just passed the bridge on Cool Waters Camp Road, about 1 mile below the White Rock Creek takeout
for the Upper Run (and put-in for this run), there are a series of houses on river left. On Sunday
4/08/2018 there was a group of three men on the porch of a blue house that made "shooting" gestures
toward our group as we portaged a log (on river right below the high water mark). At first I didn't
think anything of it, but then a member of the group and his lady-friend met us at the Emile Creek
takeout and claimed the river was non-navigable, private property, and that they purchased the land
and the river for their private use. The gentleman was not threatening, but was quite firm. Douglas
County Sheriff will be notified. To avoid these misinformed landowners, you can take out upstream
of the Cool Waters Camp Road bridge. Or, if doing the lower section, simply put-in at Emile Creek