McKenzie Whitewater


From Portland (via I -5)  - Paradise Campground McKenzie River:  152 Miles

Take I-5 S/Tigard Salem and merge onto I-5 S for approximtely 46.0 miles. Take exit 253 for OR-22 E toward Detroit Lake/Bend for .3 miles. Turn left onto OR-22 E/Mission St SE. Continue to follow OR-22 E. Sharp right onto Hwy 20 W/OR-126 W/US-20 W for 3.2 mi. Turn left onto OR-126 E/Mc Kenzie Hwy for 197 ft. Paradise Campground will be on your right.

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From Eugene - Paradise Campground McKenzie River: 52 miles

Begin your drive by heading East on OR-126 for approximately 52 miles. The Paradise Campground will be on your left. You will pass the ranger station your on right a few miles before the campground.  This is a single lane Hwy. Drive Safely.

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From Bend - Paradise Campground McKenzie River: 69.8 Miles

Take Hwy US-20 West. You will pass through the town of Sisters and continue on Hwy US-20 West up and over the pass.  Mt. Hoodoo Ski Area is at the top.  At the junction of Hwy US-20 / 126 and US-22 STAY LEFT on Hwy 126 towards EUGENE.    After approximately 3.5 miles turn LEFT on Hwy OR-126 E / McKenzie Hwy. Follow that for about 20 miles.  You will pass signs for HWY 242, STAY STRAIGHT, Paradise is approximately 1 mile past on your right.  Turn in and follow signs to the boat launch.    Your guide will be at the boat launch area.


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