Big River - Cougar Bend Rd to London Rd

Big River, Oregon, US


Cougar Bend Rd to London Rd

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 4 Miles
Avg. Gradient 50 fpm

Pleasant Floating

Pleasant Floating
Photo by Pmacy taken 03/29/18

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14152500 3.00 - 5.00 ft I-III 04h39m 3.49 ft (running)

River Description


An easy float not far from Cottage Grove with convenient access.  There are a number of fun bedrock rapids, and a couple trees to watch out for.

The riparian area is thick in tree diversity, and these trees lean out over the stream creating an intimate scene.


For a shorter run, use one of the roadside pull-outs just upstream of Martin Creek.


To gauge flows, go to this site:

At the bottom is "flood and risk management".  This will take you to a map of Willamette Valley gauges.  The gauge for this creek is the Coast Fork Willamette near London Springs, the furthest south gauge on the map.

3/23/18 was a nice, friendly medium flow.  The stream could handle a lot more water.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-03-29 16:26:57


Rapid Descriptions

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