Grave Creek To Foster Bar


The Rogue River is located in southwestern Oregon and flows 215 miles from Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. The 84 mile, Congressionally designated "National Wild and Scenic" portion of the Rogue begins 7 miles west of Grants Pass and ends 11 miles east of Gold Beach.  The Wild  section of the  Rogue, which is 36 mile, is permitted by the Bureau of Land Management from May15 to October 15, but the river is generally run-able all year.  The lottery occurs December 1 to January 31 cancellations are given over the phone starting May 5. The Rogue flows through the Siskiyou mountains and is considered a premier fishing river.  It is considered to be a class III+ river the major rapids are Rainie falls and Blossom Bar.   Rainie has a small by-pass channel known as the fish ladder, Blosom is a complex rapid that is a mandatory scout.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Rogue River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 35,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 14361500, the Rogue River At Grants Pass Remember only watercraft are permitted at Grave Creek to Foster Bar.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Blossom Bar
Class III+ to IV+
Rainie Falls
Class III to IV

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Applegate River Near Wilderville
USGS 14369500
266 cfs 2.3 ft
Sucker Cr Bl Lt Grayback Cr Nr Holland
USGS 14375100
187 cfs 1.8 ft
Cow Creek Abv Galesville Res
USGS 14308990
41 cfs 0.8 ft
Illinois River Near Kerby
USGS 14377100
600 cfs 4.0 ft
Rogue River At Raygold Near Central Point
USGS 14359000
1,380 cfs 1.2 ft
South Umpqua River At Tiller
USGS 14308000
539 cfs 2.6 ft
North Umpqua River At Winchester
USGS 14319500
2,300 cfs 3.3 ft
Cow Creek Near Riddle
USGS 14310000
314 cfs 1.9 ft
South Umpqua River Near Brockway
USGS 14312000
1,220 cfs 5.6 ft
West Fork Cow Creek Near Glendale
USGS 14309500
80 cfs 3.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
King Mountain
SNOTEL 558
11" 0"
Bigelow Camp
SNOTEL 343
7" -1"