Big River, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-III (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||50 fpm|
|COAST FORK WILLAMETTE AT LONDON, OR|
|usgs-14152500||3.00 - 5.00 ft||I-III||04h39m||3.49 ft (running)|
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.
3/23/18 was a nice, friendly medium flow. The stream could handle a lot more water.