2021 McKenzie River Weekend ~ June 24th - 27th
McKenzie River - Paradise Campground (Forest Service)
Date: June 24 - 27, 2021 McKenzie River, Class II-III
Contact: Brenda Bunce,
Trip Information: Join us for an OWA Board sponsored weekend of rafting on the scenic McKenzie River. OWA has paid for the following campsite reservations at Paradise Campground for Thursday, June 24th thru 12 pm on Sunday, June 27th. Note: The club has only five reserved campsites and they are camps #5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. This is a car camping style outing and a fully self-supported event with each participate being responsible for their own meal arrangements.
Note: No Paradise Campground sign ups will be taken from club members until Tuesday, June 1st. There are only five reserved sites, so contact the trip leader Brenda Bunce on June 1st if your interested in reserving/sharing a campsite. You may contact Brenda prior to June 1st for general river trip inquires.
This is a beautiful and scenic Class II-III+ river with the following runnable river sections:
a) Olallie to Paradise, 9 miles. This is a beautiful section of river with numerous class II+ to III rapids. Fish Ladder the hardest rapid on this section is class III+ to IV-.
b) Paradise to Bruckert, 9 miles. The first few miles are of a continuous class II.
c) Frissell to Bruckert Bridge, 13 miles. Rapids are class II to II+ in nature.
Due to these being individual site and parking being very limited, we will be looking at capping at 20 people or two vehicles per site. If we go over the cap per campsite at Paradise, folks can find or arrange their own campsite and meet us at the put-in.
Other side attractions in the surrounding area:
* Belknap Hot Springs, approx. 2 to 2.5 miles East on Hwy 126 from Paradise Campground.
* McKenzie River Trail that parallels the length of the McKenzie River from the McKenzie River headwaters of Clear Lake to McKenzie Bridge.
* The impressive Sahalie Falls and Icecap Falls over-look and hiking loop between Clear Lake and Carmen Reservoir.
Please contact trip leader for further details or to sign up after June 1st.