Trees and More Obstacles at TouVelle State Park

Inner tubers should be aware that there are trees and more obstacles at TouVelle State Park.  The flow is quite high(3600 cfs) and the river quite unforgiving.  Those tubers that are going under the bridge should be sure to take the left channel as the center slams into a rock wall and the right is full of sharp rocks and boulders.  The left channel also requires some dodging.  If you plan to get out at lower TouVelle, I suggest using the second ramp to avoid a large sand bar at the first ramp.  It goes without saying that you get out on the right side of the river.  Be sure to bring a camera as some of the views of Table Rock are quite spectacular.  Happy inner tubing!  Photo of Lower TouVelle Rapid.

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

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