Rogue - 1. Lost Creek Reservoir to Gold Ray Dam (up to 31.6 miles)


Rogue, Oregon, US

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1. Lost Creek Reservoir to Gold Ray Dam (up to 31.6 miles)

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 31.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 13 fpm

Rogue River


Rogue River
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe В© taken 09/11/08

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ROGUE RIVER NEAR MCLEOD, OR
usgs-14337600 1000 - 3000 cfs II 00h28m 1210 cfs (running)
Best boatable levels uncertain. Help us out! Add a comment or 'report'. Gauge (drainage 938 sq.mi) is not far down from put-in, thus accurately reflects flow of this reach. Flow is boatable nearly all summer.


River Description

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 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.

Dodge Bridge County Park provides ramp access at Highway 234 mile 15.8 where you turn onto Rogue River Drive. In 0.2 miles you turn onto Dodge Bridge Road and follow it 0.2 miles down to the river and a put-in in the park on the upstream river right side of the bridge.

Table Rock Road bridge has an access site with ramp on the downstream river right side of the bridge.

The former Gold Ray Dam site 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 site.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-05-22 05:41:47

Lost Creek Reservoir Dam

Detail Trip Report  Lost Creek Reservoir Dam  Rogue, OR(4.57MB .jpeg)

Rogue at Casey State Park

Detail Trip Report  Rogue at Casey State Park  Rogue, OR(4.72MB .jpeg)

McGregor Boat Ramp

Detail Trip Report  McGregor Boat Ramp  Rogue, OR(4.69MB .jpeg)

Shady Cove Boat Ramp

Detail Trip Report  Shady Cove Boat Ramp  Rogue, OR(4.70MB .jpeg)

Rogue River

Detail Trip Report  Rogue River  Rogue, OR(4.91MB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ROGUE RIVER NEAR MCLEOD, OR
usgs-14337600 1000 - 3000 cfs II 00h28m 1210 cfs (running)
Best boatable levels uncertain. Help us out! Add a comment or 'report'.
Gauge (drainage 938 sq.mi) is not far down from put-in, thus accurately reflects flow of this reach. Flow is boatable nearly all summer.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1000 -3000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II Best boatable levels uncertain. Help us out! Add a comment or 'report'.

Report - Reports of Rogue 1. Lost Creek Reservoir to Gold Ray Dam (up to 31.6 miles) and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
> 10 years Rogue [OR] Rogue River n/a Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Rogue [OR] Shady Cove Boat Ramp n/a Thomas O'Keefe

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0marked "Rapids" #1N/APlayspot
0.0marked "Rapids" #2N/A
0.0Trail Creek RiffleN/A
0.0Rattlesnake RapidsN/A
0.0Gauge locationN/A

Rapid Descriptions

Gauge location (Class N/A)
Latitude  42°39'20", Longitude 122°42'50"
Drainage: 938  sq.mi.
Elevation: 1,489'



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Associated News

Rogue River Navigable
October 8, 2007

Rogue River Planning Effort Underway (OR)
June 2, 2012

Rogue River Draft Navigability Report Issued
March 18, 2008

Rogue River Declared Navigable
June 13, 2008


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 1. Lost Creek Reservoir to Gold Ray Dam (up to 31.6 miles), Rogue Oregon, US (mobile)