Class II-III McKenzie River, OR

Paradise to Finn Rock (Paradise Campground to Finn Rock Landing)

This section is a good run for those learning whitewater. Redsides is a classic playspot on this section about halfway between Bruckart Bridge and Finn Rock.


This run can generally be considered 2 separate runs with distinct character differences that can effect which an individual would prefer to paddle.


The Section from Paradise Campground to Bruckart bridge is a II+ section of whitewater that is fairly continuous without the pool-drop style rapids that many in the PNW are used to.


The section from Bruckart Bridge to Finn Rock is II(II+) with one rapid to note that makes a hard left turn with features near the outside of the corner. Beginners may experience how powerful eddies can be when formed on rock walls with fast current on this rapid. Overall, the section from Bruckart Bridge to Finn Rock is significantly more beginner friendly and has a less continuous nature. (American Whitewater)

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 17.6 Miles
Fishing Yes
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Springfield Inter-agency Office
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater