This reach is better known for its fishing and jetboating than whitewater recreation but you can run all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Roads parallel the river offering several different access points.Looking at the topo maps, you'll find a plethora of named features, almost all of which are simply 'riffles' -- gravel bars and shoals. While this reach is certainly scenic, passing through some fine canyon areas, at only 5 fpm gradient, the whitewater will most certainly be found awfully tame compared to other sections of this river.
Floaters guide to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River
Plan for the development, operation and management of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River.
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Mouth of the Rogue
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On January 12, 2017, the BLM and Forest Service announced a 20-year halt to new mining activities in the watersheds of the North Fork Smith, Illinois, Pistol River and Hunter Creek in Oregon. American Whitewater celebrates this important milestone with the conservation and recreation partners that we've worked with, and thanks Representatives DeFazio and Huffman and Senators Wyden and Merkley for their dedication to protecting this place. And we thank YOU too for standing up for these wild rivers!
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