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Whitewater River Run

Oregon Rogue River

Lost Creek Lake To Gold Ray Dam

Class II TO II+ Difficulty


64°, Showers

The Lost Creek Lake to Gold Ray Dam river run on the Rogue River is a moderately difficult 8-mile stretch with Class II and III rapids. The best time to float this section is in the spring when water levels are high, typically around 3,000-4,000 cfs. Some notable river obstacles include the Lost Creek Dam, which requires a portage, and the Class III Nugget Falls. This section offers great scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities, including ospreys and bald eagles. Overall, this is a fun and challenging section of the Rogue River, best suited for intermediate to advanced paddlers.

Weather today, Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. High near 64. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to II+
Elevation 1,499 ft
Run Length 31.3 Mi
Gradient 13 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1120 cfs
Gauge Height 1.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage Rogue River Near Mcleod
USGS 14337600

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Rogue River Above Prospect
USGS 14328000
348 cfs 1.5 ft
Rogue River At Raygold Near Central Point
USGS 14359000
1,280 cfs 1.1 ft
North Umpqua R Bl Lemolo Lk Nr T Falls
USGS 14313500
87 cfs 4.7 ft
Rogue River Below Prospect
USGS 14330000
612 cfs 1.4 ft
Rogue River At Grants Pass
USGS 14361500
1,080 cfs 1.3 ft
Bear Creek Blw Ashland Creek At Ashland
USGS 14354200
10 cfs 0.8 ft
Applegate River Near Applegate
USGS 14366000
312 cfs 1.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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