Class IV-V North Fork Rogue River, OR

Mill Creek Falls to Lost Creek Reservoir

This is a great Class IV creek type run. The first 1.3 miles from Mill Creek Falls to North Fork/Prospect powerhouse contains 10 to 15 Class IV drops. Below the powerhouse the Rogue eases off to Class III but the powerhouse adds up to an additional 1000 cfs. This Class III section is approximately 2 miles in length but requires a hike out at the end once you reach the reservoir. (Source: American Whitewater)

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 3.3 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Manager Private, PacifiCorps
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
River Flow Information

This section of river is dependent on flow being released from an upstream hydropower dam (Prospect 1, 2, & 4, p-2630).

Scheduled flow releases occur a few times each year. The hydropower license also led to improved access to the river.