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
Elk Creek Near Trail
USGS 14338000
90 cfs 3.2 ft
East Fork Ashland Creek Near Ashland
USGS 14353500
5 cfs 1.7 ft
Lake Creek Near Diamond
USGS 14312500
113 cfs 2.6 ft
N.Umpqua R Blw Warm Springs Ck Nr Toketee Falls
USGS 14313700
61 cfs 5.1 ft
Annie Spring Near Crater Lake
USGS 11503000
1 cfs 2.4 ft
South Umpqua River At Tiller
USGS 14308000
539 cfs 2.6 ft
Bear Creek At Medford
USGS 14357500
49 cfs 2.7 ft
N Umpqua River Abv Copeland Ck Nr Toketee Falls
USGS 14316500
1,210 cfs 5.5 ft
Boulder Creek Near Toketee Falls
USGS 14316495
77 cfs 2.8 ft
South Fork Rogue River Near Prospect
USGS 14332000
48 cfs 2.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Annie Springs
SNOTEL 1000
72" -1"
Diamond Lake
SNOTEL 442
10" -1"
Sevenmile Marsh
SNOTEL 745
50" -1"
King Mountain
SNOTEL 558
11" 0"
Fish Lk.
SNOTEL 479
26" 1"
Salt Creek Falls
SNOTEL 729
50" 0"
Fourmile Lake
SNOTEL 483
41" -1"
Billie Creek Divide
SNOTEL 344
40" -1"
crater lake national park hq
SNOTEL CRLO3
88.5" -0.97"
Summit Lake
SNOTEL 801
87" 0"
Cold Springs Camp
SNOTEL 406
24" -2"
Howard Prairie
SNOTEL 1158
15" 0"
Big Red Mountain
SNOTEL 341
53" 0"
Holland Meadows
SNOTEL 529
40" 2"
Cascade Summit
SNOTEL 388
77" 1"