OWSR No. 46: Molalla River

Scouting Mamma Bear Rapid on the Molalla River

Scouting Mama Bear Rapid on the Molalla River | Photo: Zach Collier

Quick Facts

  • Managing Agency: Salem District (BLM)
  • Designated Stretch: From the southern boundary line of T 7 S, R 4 E, Section 19, downstream to the edge of the Bureau of Land Management boundary in T 6 S, R 3 E, Section 7. The Table Rock Fork of the Molalla River from the easternmost Bureau of Land Management boundary line in the NE 1/4 Section 4, T 7 S, R 4 E downstream to the confluence with the Molalla River.
  • Designation Length: 21.3 miles (21.3 miles Recreational)
  • Outstanding Remarkable Values: No Managment Plan
  • Wild and Scenic River Designation: March 12, 2019

More Information

Celebrated by Zach Collier, Emily Little, Brodie Sullivan, Ellie Friedmann, and Michael Hughes on March 12, 2019 by paddlin the "Three Bears" sectoin of the Molalla.


Zach Collier: Nine days after the Molalla River was designated as Wild and Scenic a few of use went to paddle the "Three Bears" section to learn more about this special river. There were three fun Class III+/IV rapids in a beautifully forested canyon. With easy access and fun whtiewater this is a mecca for whitewater paddling near Salem and Portland.

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