GOLD HILL WHITEWATER CONCEPT PLAN
Olympic DevelopmentFormer Junior Olympic champion skier Chase Ganim, 16, kayak slalom training at Ti'lomikh Falls.
Gold Hill Whitewater Center Goals
Mapping of the River Bottom 2013A huge step toward creating better play waves and a world class slalom course. Funded by the City of Gold Hill.
"King of the Rogue"World Class Whitewater Challenge raising funds for Gold Hill Whitewater Center projects.
Ti'lomikh Falls ODOT SignsODOT installed 9 new signs just before the 2014 Salmon Ceremony.
New Parking Lot 2014Thanks Mike Newman of Creative Land Design and all the generous sponsors!
Dam Clean Up 2014Removed this potentially lethal obstacle that was left behind after the removal of the Gold Hill Diversion Dam in 2008.
Olympic Day 2012Grandma Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the oldest living Takelma, was brought by raft to the ancient Takelma Story Chair by a team of international Olympic athletes.
Salmon Ceremony MonumentMonument overlooking the falls was installed by the Whitewater Center at the Salmon Ceremony in 2013.
Aggie's Dragonfly Bridge DreamGrandma Aggie had a dream of a Dragonfly Bridge connecting the paths on both sides of the river.
Dragonfly BridgeOBEC Engineering is creating plans for Grandma Aggie's visionary bike path bridge connecting the Rogue River Greenway to the Bear Creek Greenway.
Mugger's AlleyRick McLaughlin, designer of the 1996 Olympic slalom racecourse is working on a design for an Olympic slalom course in Mugger's Alley.
Powerhouse run of Ti'lomikh FallsThe most spectacular Class IV drop on the "middle" Rogue. The highlight of commercial rafting adventures as well as the King of the Rogue Race.
the Best Natural Whitewater Park in the USA!
Ti'lomihk Falls, Rogue River,
Gold Hill, Oregon
Gold Hill Whitewater Center Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit established to help build the Gold Hill Whitewater Park as well as to build a training center for competitive kayakers and rafters. Ti'lomikh Falls is also an important historic site for the descendants of Takelma Indians, who hold their annual salmon ceremony here.
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On February 25, 2014, '96 Olympic Gold Medalist Oliver Fix joined with '96 Olympic slalom course designer Rick McLaughlin at Ti'lomikh Falls to begin the design process for the whitewater features.
Design work and permitting for the whitewater park has begun, and the City of Gold Hill is pushing forward on a parking lot, but there is much more to do. What we really need right now are volunteers to help with planning the King of the Rogue. We also need help setting up the slalom course. Join us!
"Crazy Pete" Brings Sawyer Paddles & Oars to Gold Hill
The First Salmon Ceremony
On July 1, 2012, a team of Olympic athletes from the Gold Hill Whitewater Center brought Grandma Aggie by raft to the Story Chair. To see the new Oregon Public Broacasting video of the 2013 Salmon Ceremony - as well as Grandma's epic voyage - click on the picture.
Sawyer Paddles & Oars in Gold Hill
"Crazy Pete," President of Saywer Paddles & Oars and member of the Gold Hill White Water Center Team is bringing Sawyer to Gold Hill. Retail sales of paddles, oars and other river amenities will be available at the new Sawyer Station. (Located at the Gold Hill Gas Station)