Lost Creek Lake To Gold Ray Dam


This section of the Rogue is a good beginner or intermediate section.  Floaters can choose several different access points to make day runs.  Even though this stretch is mellow, users should always keep an eye out for wood hazards (especially in spring time or after heavy rains with flood potential).

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Rogue River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 3,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 14337600, the Rogue River Near Mcleod Remember only watercraft are permitted at Lost Creek Lake to Gold Ray Dam.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Highway Hole Rapid
Class II to II+
Island Rapids
Class II- to II
Cable Hole Rapid
Class I to II-
Trail Creek Rapid
Class II- to II
Jackson Falls
Class II to II+
Rattlesnake Rapid
Class II- to II

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
N.Umpqua R Blw Slide Ck Dam Nr Toketee Falls
USGS 14315700
293 cfs 2.4 ft
Elk Creek Nr Drew
USGS 14308500
0 cfs 1.9 ft
Cow Creek Abv Galesville Res
USGS 14308990
6 cfs 0.2 ft
North Umpqua River At Toketee Falls Oreg.
USGS 14315500
90 cfs 3.3 ft
South Umpqua River At Tiller
USGS 14308000
40 cfs 0.6 ft
Applegate River Near Copper
USGS 14362000
173 cfs 1.5 ft
Rogue R At Cole M Rivers F Hatchery Nr Mcleod
USGS 14335072
1,160 cfs 2.1 ft
East Fork Ashland Creek Near Ashland
USGS 14353500
2 cfs 1.5 ft
Rogue River At Grants Pass
USGS 14361500
1,370 cfs 1.5 ft
Clearwater R Blw Mowich Creek
USGS 14314700
49 cfs 4.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Summit Lake
SNOTEL 801
1" 1"