Rogue, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||13 fpm|
|ROGUE RIVER NEAR MCLEOD, OR|
|usgs-14337600||1000 - 3000 cfs||II||00h19m||3960 cfs (too high)|
Mellow whitewater popular as a day trip for self-guided floaters throughout the summer.
The 13 mile section of this reach upstream of Shady Grove has become popular as a summer float for self-guided trips.
Logistics: Lost Creek Dam is located at river mile 157.5, elevation 1572' (at the base). The most upstream put-in is at the McGregor boat ramp just downstream of the fish barrier dam. To reach this put-in head north on Highway 62 to mile 29.1. Turn left before crossing the Rogue River and head upstream along river right 0.5 mile to the McGregor Recreation Area. Turn right onto Cole M. Rivers Drive following the signs for the fish hatchery. In 0.2 mile you will be at the McGregor Boat Ramp.
Access is available at Casey State Park at Highway 62 mile 29.
Access is available at Shady Cove Park at Highway 62 mile 20.1.
Access is available at Rogue Elk Park at Highway 62 mile 25.7.
A popular take-out for day runs on this section is available in the town of Shady Cove. To reach this boat ramp head to Highway 62 mile 20.1 (on the north side of the bridge across the Rogue River) and turn onto Rogue River Drive headed downstream. Continue 0.1 mile to Shady Cove County Park.
Gold Ray Dam is located at river mile 125.9, elevation 1145' (at the crest). From I-5 exit 35 take Blackwell Road 1.5 miles northwest to Gold Ray Road. Take Gold Ray road 1.4 miles to Gold Ray Dam.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||marked "Rapids" #1||N/A|
|0.0||marked "Rapids" #2||N/A|
|0.0||Trail Creek Riffle||N/A|
Comments of American Whitewater on the Department of State Lands Navigability Study.