GOLD HILL WHITEWATER CONCEPT PLAN
First Nations Day Monument
We're helping Grandma Aggie create an Oregon First Nations Day on May 4, 2016 with a monument at Ti'lomikh Falls.
Former Junior Olympic champion skier Chase Ganim, 16, kayak slalom training at Ti'lomikh Falls.
Gold Hill Whitewater Center Goals
Final Mapping of the River 2015
Funded by the Oregon Community Foundation, we'll do final mapping of Mugger's in September 2015
"King of the Rogue July 9 2016"
World Class Whitewater Challenge raising funds for Gold Hill Whitewater Center projects. Now in its 4th year!
Ti'lomikh Falls ODOT Signs
ODOT installed 9 new signs just before the 2014 Salmon Ceremony.
New Parking Lot 2014
Thanks to Mike Newman of Creative Land Design, the Rogue River Greenway Foundation and the Dishman Family Foundation
Dam Clean Up 2015
Removed this potentially lethal obstacle that was left behind after the removal of the Gold Hill Diversion Dam in 2008.
Olympic Day 2012
Grandma 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 Monument
Monument overlooking the falls was installed by the Whitewater Center at the Salmon Ceremony in 2013.
Aggie's Dragonfly Bridge Dream
Grandma Aggie had a dream of a Dragonfly Bridge connecting the paths on both sides of the river.
OBEC Engineering is creating plans for Grandma Aggie's visionary bike path bridge connecting the Rogue River Greenway to the Bear Creek Greenway.
Rick 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 Falls
The 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
Now funded by the state and the Oregon Community Foundation, the actual design process begins in Sept 2015 with Olympic Gold Medalist Oliver Fix, "King of the Rogue" Covey Baack, and Olympic slalom course designer Rick McLaughlin.
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.
We will need help in late September doing the final mapping of Mugger's Alley. If you want to help, email Steve@goldhillwhitewater.org. Also we're building a First Nations Day monument to help Grandma Aggie with her drive to make May 4, 2016, the official First Nations Day in Oregon and evertually the US. It's a great project!
"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)