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South Fork, 3 Creek Rock Picnic Area to Tiller Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Umpqua River

South Fork, 3 Creek Rock Picnic Area to Tiller Info
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Put In:  Three Creek Rock Picnic Area
Take Out:  Mile Post 22
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  23 fpm
Run Length:  8.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  2710 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - SOUTH UMPQUA RIVER AT TILLER, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,500 - 4,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  This section will run only after a few days of hard rain or during snowmelt.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Permit:  None
Hazards:  Scout or portage the class III/IV rapids on this run because the wrong lines could be potentially dangerous.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: Off of Route 227 in Tiller, take South Umpqua Road upriver about 5 miles to the put in at Three Creek Picnic Area.

Take Out: From Tiller follow Route 227 along the river. Park on the river side of the road near mile post 22.

South Fork, 3 Creek Rock Picnic Area to Tiller on the Umpqua River

This run consists of mostly class II with a few class III/IV rapids in between. The first 2.5 miles you can relax through the easy class II canyon. The first class III rapid starts right at mile 2.5. Scout this first class III rapid because most of the water leads into a boulder in the center of the river.

Mile 3.6: At this point you will hit a class IV river wide ledge drop. Scout this drop from river right.

Mile 4.7(Town of Tiller): The town of Tiller marks the half way point when you pass underneath the route 227 bridge.

Mile 7.2: After a few miles of class II you will find yourself at the last class III rapid on the run. The river takes a sharp left turn, most of the water piles up on a rock on river right and creates a strong boily eddy. Scout this rapid on your first time down.

Mile 8.5(Take Out): Take out about 1 mile below the last class III on river right.

Last Edited by doldfield on 1/4/2010

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