Big River - Cougar Bend Rd to London Rd


Big River, Oregon, US

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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
COAST FORK WILLAMETTE AT LONDON, OR
usgs-14152500 200 - 1000 cfs I-III 3y232d16h35m 547 cfs (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:  http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water.aspx

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.

http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Water.aspx

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

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