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 Nr Drew
USGS 14308500
9 cfs 2.6 ft
Rogue River At Raygold Near Central Point
USGS 14359000
1,140 cfs 0.9 ft
Boulder Creek Near Toketee Falls
USGS 14316495
41 cfs 2.4 ft
Big Butte Creek Near Mcleod
USGS 14337500
107 cfs 3.1 ft
Lake Creek Near Diamond
USGS 14312500
113 cfs 2.6 ft
N.Umpqua R Blw Soda Spgs Resv
USGS 14316455
316 cfs 3.1 ft
Elk Creek Near Trail
USGS 14338000
34 cfs 2.9 ft
Klamath R Bl Iron Gate Dam Ca
USGS 11516530
965 cfs 2.0 ft
N.Umpqua R Abv White Mule Ck
USGS 14313200
60 cfs 1.4 ft
South Fork Rogue River Near Prospect
USGS 14332000
37 cfs 7.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Salt Creek Falls
SNOTEL 729
1" -1"
crater lake national park hq
SNOTEL CRLO3
2.59" 0"
Cascade Summit
SNOTEL 388
1" -2"
Big Red Mountain
SNOTEL 341
1" 1"
Annie Springs
SNOTEL 1000
3" -1"