State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

SU-5 Snapshot


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UPSTREAM: 43 10’48.55″N, 123 22’19.76″W
DOWNSTREAM: 43 11’32.23″N, 123 21’27.12″W

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SU-5-1  SU-5-2  SU-5-3

This public area is open on the west-half of river only, from the west bank to the center of the river. The public area is just over a mile and a quarter in length. The location encompasses the south-end of the Douglas County Fairgrounds, but the majority of this area is south of the Fairgrounds. The location is within Douglas County proper, not within city limits. Equipment has to be packed to the river. There is lots of shallow and exposed bedrock at this area.

This location shares a common boundary with location SU-4.

 Access Point SU-5-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 43 11’32.55″N, 123 21’35.71″W

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SU-5A-1  SU-5A-2

This access point is beside the RV Park at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  Equipment must be hand-carried to the water.  There is ample paved parking.

 Access Point SU-5-B

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 43 10’59.98”N, 123 22’24.74”W

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SU-5B-1  SU-5B-2

This access point is right on the I-5 interchange 121, along the east frontage road, just before the northbound onramp. There is paved roadside parking for about a dozen vehicles. All equipment must be hand-packed, and access is challenging.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

SU-6 Snapshot


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UPSTREAM: 43 09’42.13″N, 123 23’41.74″W
DOWNSTREAM: 43 09’56.21″N, 123 23’40.24″W

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SU-6-1  SU-6-2  SU-6-3

This public area is open from bank to bank, the entire width of the river.  The location is part of Douglas County and is just under a third of a mile in length. It is located at the end of Poteet Avenue.

 Access Point SU-6-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 43 09’41.03″N, 123 23’39.36″W

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SU-6A-1  SU-6A-2

This access point is in Douglas County proper.  There is a paved boat ramp and ample paved parking.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

SU-7 Snapshot


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UPSTREAM: 43 04’52.93″N, 123 23’10.36″W
DOWNSTREAM: 43 04’44.40″N, 123 23’36.56″W

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SU-7-1  SU-7-2  SU-7-3  SU-7-4  SU-7-5

This public access area is open only on the north-half of the river, from the north bank to the center of the river.  It is located in Douglas County proper, and is about a half mile in length.  There is lots of gravel at this location.  There is an RV Park on the opposite side with a golf course that may be dredger-friendly to guests staying there; and if so, could potentially open this location up from bank to bank.

 Access Point SU-7-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 43 04’52.26″N, 123 23’13.76″W

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SU-7A-1  SU-7A-2  SU-7A-3

This access is an abandoned highway crossing along the east-side of the current Highway 99 Bridge. There is no vehicle access to the river, but the old roadbed is still paved with room for about fifteen vehicles. It is about 100 feet to the water and the bank is a little steep with good foot paths.

Important: Do not dredge around any of the highway bridge supports.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

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UPSTREAM: 43 04’47.92″N, 123 22’04.75″W
DOWNSTREAM: 43 04’49.84″N, 123 22’05.16″W

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SU-8-1  SU-8-2  SU-8-3

This public access area only includes the east-half of river from the east bank to the river-center.  The location is in Douglas County proper and is just over 200-feet long.  There is shallow and exposed bedrock everywhere.  The ranch-owner just upstream of the bridge is not dredger-friendly.

 Access Point SU-8-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 43 04’50.26″N, 123 22’01.07″W

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SU-8A

This public access point is a 4×4 road ending just under the bridge, off of Roberts Mountain Road.  There is parking for only two or three vehicles.  All equipment must be hand-packed to the river over exposed bedrock.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

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UPSTREAM: 43 04’07.41″N, 123 22’16.00″W
DOWNSTREAM: 43 04’30.70″N, 123 22’07.17″W

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SU-9-1  SU-9-2  SU-9-3

This public access area is open from bank to bank, the entire width of the river.  The location is in Douglas County proper and is posted by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) as a public day use area.  It is just over 2/3rds of a mile in length.  There is lots of gravel at this location.

 Access Point SU-9-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 43 04’09.26″N, 123 22’14.45″W

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SU-9A-1  SU-9A-2  SU-9A-3

This is gravel public access point is at the end of paved Weigle Rd.  There is ample parking with 4×4 access to the riverbank, or a short pack-in for 2-wheel-drive vehicles.  It is posted as a day-use area by ODOT.  The downstream rancher is not dredger-friendly.  Please respect his private property.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

SU-10 Snapshot


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UPSTREAM: 43 03’47.20″N, 123 20’32.13″W
DOWNSTREAM: 43 03’49.19″N, 123 20’54.69″W

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SU-10-1  SU-10-2  SU-10-3  SU-10-4  SU-10-5

This public access area is open from bank to bank, the entire width of the river. The location is in Douglas County proper and is just over a third of a mile in length. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has this area posted as a day use area.

 Access Point SU-10-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 43 03’45.16″N, 123 20’37.33″W

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SU-10A-1  SU-10A-2  SU-10A-3

This public access point is a 4×4 road onto a gravel bar.  Some high clearance 2-wheel-drive vehicles may be able to make it. Be very cautious of the heavy truck traffic exiting the freeway if you park beside and cross the highway on foot.  There is a huge gravel bar with lots of shallow and exposed bedrock in the river.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

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UPSTREAM: 43 02’36.33″N, 123 19’53.35″W
DOWNSTREAM: 43 03’08.88″N, 123 19’50.20″W

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SU-11-1  SU-11-2  SU-11-3  SU-11-4

This public access area is the west-half of the river only from the west bank to the center of the river.  The location is in Douglas County proper and is just over 2/3rds of a mile in length.  There were a half-dozen dredges operating here during July of 2011.

 Access Point SU-11-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 43 02’37.54N, 123 19’55.33″W

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SU-11A-1  SU-11A-2

This public access point is a 4×4 road onto a gravel bar right at the water’s edge.  There is parking on the side of Booth Ranch Road for two-wheel vehicles, then with a short walk to the river.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

SU-12 Snapshot


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UPSTREAM: 43 01’00.83″N, 123 18’01.00″W
DOWNSTREAM: 43 01’48.10″N, 123 18’47.73″W

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SU-12-1  SU-12-2  SU-12-3  SU-12-4  SU-12-5  SU-12-6  SU-12-7  SU-12-8  SU-12-9  SU-12-10

This public area is open bank to bank, the entire width of the river. It is located in Douglas County proper and is just under 2/3rds of a mile in length.

 Access Point SU-12-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES:  43 01’53.57″N, 123 18’40.67″W

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SU-12A-1  SU-12A-2

This public access point is a 4×4 road onto a gravel bar off of Dole Road.  Some 2-wheel-drive vehicles may possibly access this site, as well. It is a large area.  The city of Myrtle Creek allows camping in this area with a permit that may be purchased from city hall @ 541-863-3171. Or you can check their website. Campers must be self-contained with some type of toilet facility.

Access Point SU-12-B

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES:  43 01’30.57″N, 123 17’50.58″W

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SU-12B-1  SU-12B-2  SU-12B-3  SU-12B-4  SU-12B-5  SU-12B-6

This public access point is very large gravel pull off located right beside the I-5 on-ramp.  All equipment must be packed to the river.  There are some nice foot paths leading to the river from the SE corner of this area.

Access Point SU-12-C

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES:  43 01’28.87″N, 123 17’37.12″W

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SU-12C-1  SU-12C-2  SU-12C-3

This public access point is regular street parking at the end of 4th Street in Myrtle Creek.  It is located about 400feet from the river and there are some nice foot paths leading to the river.  The city has an RV park next to this location called “Millsite RV Park.” Call city hall for info @ 541-863-3171, or check their website.

Access Point SU-12-D

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES:  43 01’11.89″N, 123 17’55.78″W

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SU-12D-1  SU-12D-2  SU-12D-3

This public access point is at the end of Western Avenue.  There are numerous 4×4 roads leading to the river.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

SU-13 Snapshot


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UPSTREAM: 42 56’49.99″N, 123 20’08.50″W
DOWNSTREAM: 42 57’07.53″N, 123 20’09.09″W

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SU-13-1  SU-13-2  SU-13-3  SU-13-4

This public area is open bank to bank, the entire width of the river.  This location is in Douglas County proper and is just under half-mile in length.  Known as “Lawson Bar,” this location is at the mouth of Cow Creek.  It is a very popular area for dredging.

 Access Point SU-13-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 42 56’53.56″N, 123 20’08.38″W

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SU-13A-1  SU-13A-2  

This public access point is at the end of Lawson Bar Road.  It is gravel parking area right on the water’s edge, suitable for passenger cars.  It is posted as a day use area by Oregon Department of Transportation.


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State Land area open to suction dredging under a General Authorization by Department of State Lands and a Water Quality Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality

SU-14 Snapshot


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UPSTREAM: 42 56’45.01”N, 123 17’26.80”W
DOWNSTREAM: 42 56’54.70”N, 123 17’44.71”W

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SU-14-1  SU-14-2  SU-14-4  SU-14-3

This public area is open bank to bank, the entire width of the river. It is located in Douglas County proper and is just under 2/3rds of a mile in length.

 Access Point SU-14-A

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES: 42 56’46.64″N, 123 17’36.95″W

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SU-14A-1  SU-14A-2

This public access point is in the Charles V Stanton Douglas County Park & Campground.  There is very limited parking at the river, but ample parking in the paved upper lot.  There are RV spots here with full hook ups and showers available to the public for a fee.  Call 541-839-4483 for more park information.

Access Point SU-14-B

GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES:  42 57’00.16″N, 123 17’34.45″W

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SU-14B-1  SU-14B-2  SU-14B-3  SU-14B-4

This public access point is a very narrow pull off on the side of Gazley Road.  All equipment must be hand-packed down a short, steep bank.  There is room for only three or four cars here.


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