USDA - Forest Service Bureau of Land Management
Umpqua River Segment 4 - Bogus Creek to Susan Creek
Segment #4
Length: 7 River Miles Float Time: 3-4 Hours

Avoid Floating 6 pm to 10 am, July 1 - October 31


This area offers multiple recreation opportunities from great whitewater adventures to steelhead and trout fly-fishing, hiking in old-growth forests and waterfall viewing. In this segment boaters will experience four Class III rapids and five Class II+ rapids. The river takes on a "pool-drop" nature as the rapids are separated by long stretches of flat water. The Class III rapids are very challenging at all flows and include a portage at Bathtub rapid at lower flows (below 1000 CFS). Rafters should scout carefully. At high flows in the spring, the rapids feature huge waves and holes that can flip a raft. The launch site is across the highway from Bogus Creek Campground, and the take-out is just down-river from the Susan Creek Day-use Area.


SCOUTING RECOMMENDED FROM LEFT BANK. RAFTS MUST PORTAGE BELOW 1000 CFS.
(Wright Creek bridge pictured in background.)

PHOTO - Wright Creek Bridge

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Segment 4 Rapids
Class III and above
Class 3 rapid iconBurial River right to river center. Follow current down right bank.
Class 3 rapid iconBathtub River center, hugging rocks on right side. Drop down narrow channel and pull oars in!Scouting recommended from left bank. Rafts must portage below 1000 cfs.
Class 3 rapid iconIsland Right side of island, hug left side of channel. Stay left of large pour-over in middle of channel. Continue down left side to avoid large hole (known for capsizing rafts).
Class 3 rapid iconLedges Left center. After passing submerged rocks, work to center of river. Big holes lie on right (above 1000 cfs, these holes become "keepers"). Move back to left center missing rocks on right.
*Classifications, names of segment rapids and suggested approaches are adapted with permission from the Backpeddlers Guide to the North Umpqua River, by Ralph Corliss and Richard Chase, Walk on Water Publishing, Glide, Oregon.

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