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GRANTS PASS TO GRAVE CREEK

Rogue River - oregon
20th of April
Status TOO HIGH
Streamflow 5920 cfs
Average 1500 cfs
Runnable Min 700 cfs
Runnable Max 3500 cfs
Gradient 8 FPM
Length 33 Miles
Class II to II+
Current Weather 77° Isolated Showers then Scattered Showers

Summary

Grants Pass to Grave Creek is currently TOO HIGH to be paddled with large holes and dangerous drops. We don't recommended paddling Grants Pass To Grave Creek today. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 5920cfs, about 295% above the average runnable rate of 1500cfs. We recommend paddling this section of the Rogue River between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 3500cfs.

This class II to II+ journey is accessible from 11 different boat launch points along the Rogue River. Paddlers should prepare for the 8 class II to II+ whitewater rapids along this run. Grants Pass to Grave Creek is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers will find 6 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 33 miles of the beautiful Rogue River. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Grants Pass To Grave Creek are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Rogue River At Raygold Near Central Point, Or.


Just below the city of Grants Pass, OR, the Rogue begins it's Wild and Scenic corridor section.  This is another great multi-day setion of the Rogue with many put in and take out options.  This is also a great stretch for fishing. Weather on the river today will be scattered showers, mainly after 2pm. increasing clouds, with a high near 77. calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. chance of precipitation is 50%.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Seasonal Flow Status: 69% Above Average

With a 5920cfs streamflow rate, Grants Pass To Grave Creek is currently above its 3510cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by 69%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 1450cfs in 2015, and a high of 5920cfs seen in 2019. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 14359000



Hourly Forecast: 77° Today, Isolated Showers then Scattered Showers

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Rain likely before 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. to mostly sunny, with a high near 82. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 63° - 82°

Forecast Discussion

608 FXUS66 KMFR 191206 AFDMFR Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Medford OR 506 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 .Updated Aviation Discussion. .SHORT TERM... The big story for today is the potential for thunderstorms across northern California and southern Oregon. There will be potential instability in the air with a cold front approaching from the northwest. Therefore, we feel pretty good about some thunderstorms popping up around Mt Shasta and areas east of the Cascades. Storm formation will likely occur after 2pm and during the early evening hours. These storms are not expected to be exceptionally strong, so just look for small hail and perhaps some wind gusts up to 45 mph. The chance for rain showers will continue through the night as the the cold front pushes through Oregon with the system aloft also digging into Oregon. Temperatures will cool down Saturday with highs in the lower 60`s for the valleys west of the Cascades. The chance for thunderstorms on Saturday is really diminished after looking at the potential instability across the region. Therefore, it`s looking more like widespread showers with a snow level around 6500 feet. Models have been really aggressive with the amount of precipitation these showers will dump east of the Cascades. Adding up the precipitation Friday and Saturday, the majority of areas east of the Cascades will see about 0.5 inches of rain. Mt Shasta City and Summer Lake will see up to 1 inch of rain. Areas along the coast will only see a few tenths, which is unusual given that the coast is usually wetter than the eastside. After this low passes through, we`ll see a high pressure build and a thermal trough develop along the Oregon coastline. Overall, Sunday should be rather pleasant with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the lower 70`s over the westside valleys. -Smith .LONG TERM.../Issued 320 PM PDT Thu Apr 18 2019/ Monday, Apr 22nd through Thursday, Apr 25th, 2019... Operational models and their ensembles are in good agreement with the overall pattern evolution in the extended, but there are differences in the resulting weather, especially ...



Whitewater Rapids and Obstacles

Obstacle Summary Class Elevation
Vannoy Creek Rifle

Where Vannoy Creek drains into the Rogue on the north is a small debris fan island and some I+ or II- water here.

Read and run
II- 859.61 Feet
Applegate Rapids

The river widens some here creating some shallows on river right at certain water levels.  Best route is on river left where the water is deepest.

Read and run
II- to II 841.31 Feet
Hellgate Entrance Rapid

This is the first rapid of any significane on this stretch.  Even though it is a simple rapid, boaters have still managed to wrap their boats and hit the large rock in the center of the bottom of the rapid.  High water can create currents and whirlpools here.

Read and run
II to II+ 752.68 Feet
Dunn Rapid

A straight forward run as the river makes a slight jog to the left.  This rapid was named after a miner in the early 1900's that drowned here when his boat capsized on the way down to his mine.

II to II+ 743.38 Feet
Hellgate Rapid

A minor rapid that kayakers may be able to find a wave to two to play in.

Read and run
II- to II 740.23 Feet
Indian Mary Island Rapid

A small island splits the river into 2 channels.  Both channels contain class I+ to II- water.  The left channel is more friendly at low flows.

Read and run
II- 728.08 Feet
Old Man Riffle

Some busy water here. Straight forward.

II 712.1 Feet
Upper Galice Rapid

Just below an island the Rogue makes a right turn.  This rapid has mainly waves but there is a hole towards the bottom that kayaks and canoes will want to avoid.

II 696.31 Feet

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Grants Pass to Grave Creek Campsites

Hellgate Honeymoon Camp

A small sandbar camp on river left.

Zigzag Left

At medium to lower flows there is a sandbar on river left.  Higher flows this camp washes out.

Zigzag Right Camp

Another sandbar on river right.  This camp usually works at most all water levels except for really high levels.

Dunn Camp

River right, medium sized camp.

Upper Stratton Camp

A gravel bar on river right

Lower Stratton Camp

River right near the mouth of stratton creek.

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