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GOLD RAY DAM TO GRANTS PASS

Rogue River - oregon
Updated June 20, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 2940 cfs
Average 1500 cfs
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Runnable Min 700 cfs
Runnable Max 3500 cfs
Length 25 Miles
Class II+ to IV
Current Weather 86° Sunny
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Streamflow Conditions

Gold Ray Dam to Grants Pass is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 2940cfs, about 93% above the average runnable rate of 1500cfs. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Rogue River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 3500cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Gold Ray Dam To Grants Pass are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Rogue River At Raygold Near Central Point, Or.

Run Overview

This class II+ to IV journey is accessible from 9 different boat launch points along the Rogue River. Paddlers should prepare for the 11 class II+ to IV whitewater rapids along this run.

This can be run as a long day run or an overnighter if you want to do the whole stretch.  You can also run from Fisher's Ferry (below the dam) to Gold Hill Park if you want about a 5 mile day run with the best whitewater.  Most of the rapids happen in the first 5 miles but rafters looking for a nice weekend float can continue downriver. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 86. north northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Bitterman Falls Class II+ 1115.13 Feet
Dowden Falls Class II+ 1105.34 Feet
Diversion Dam Class II 1096.46 Feet
Nugget Falls Class III+ to IV 1094.45 Feet
Powerhouse Rapid Class II+ to IV 1075.14 Feet
Gold Hill Rapid Class II 1067.29 Feet
Boiler Rapid Class II 1064.64 Feet
Homestead I-5 Rapid Class II 997.55 Feet
Pearce Riffle Class II 945.53 Feet
Tom Pierce Rapids Class II to II+ 923.95 Feet
White Rocks Rapids Class II+ 896.02 Feet


Weather Overview: 86° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. to sunny, with a high near 86. north northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 77° - 86°

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