Oak Creek - White Water Paddling
Oak Creek is Flagstaff's backyard whitewater run for intermediate to experienced paddlers.
Variable. The shorter sections are each about 3 miles, but are more or less roadside so can be abbreviated
Destination Distance From Downtown
The lowest section gets 3 star difficulty for easy rapids, but still requiring a roll and whitewater skills. The middle section is 4 star difficulty rating and the upper is 5 star, averaging out to 4 star difficulty all around
Time To Complete
Variable. Running one of the shorter sections can take as little as 2 hours. The longer runs can take all day or multiple days
Spring and Winter
Late winter and early spring is usually the only time of year with flows high enough for paddling
Some parking areas along Hwy 89 have a fee, others do not.