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24th Annual River Appreciation Day
River Appreciation Day was initiated over two decades ago by a group of committed citizens concerned about the health of the Umpqua River. Today this community-based event continues to bring us together to celebrate and enjoy the river on which we all depend. This will be the ninth year Umpqua Watersheds has hosted this event. As a non-profit organization, we need the support of community members and the businesses of Douglas County to continue this local tradition. We count on your contribution to make the event a success. The event is always free and everyone is invited to attend.

For this year’s event, we are planning activities for children, delicious food, a group river float, local musicians, and as a new event, a disc golf tournament. As always, it will also be a great opportunity to learn about and enjoy life on the Umpqua River. Throughout its history, River Appreciation Day has moved all over Douglas County to highlight beautiful and different places in our watershed. This year we are returning to Whistler’s Bend Park for our day of celebration. The festivities will be from 1-8pm on July 17, 2010, and campsites for the weekend are currently available, but will go fast.

Thank you in advance for supporting the 24th Annual River Appreciation Day, and Umpqua Watersheds. Hope to see you there!

Live Music

Pacific Flyway
Strange Attractor
Crying Backwards


Make your Camping Reservations NOW. Click Here

Camping Friday and Saturday
$5 per tent each night

Whistlin' Discs Shootout

PDGA Sanctioned - C-Tier
Whistler's Bend Disc Golf Course

Limited amount of spots open so Click Here to register now.

  16th Friday
      5-8pm Player Check-in
  17th Saturday
      7-8am – Late Registration and Check-in
      9am Players Meeting
      9:30 – 1st round tee off
      1:45 Player Meeting
      2pm 2nd round tee off
  18th Sunday
      9am Players Meeting
      9:30 3rd round tee off
Entry Fees  
  Mens Open $60
  Pro Masters $50
  Womens Open $50
  Advanced Divisions $40
  Amateur Divisions $30
Non-PDGA members add $10
$1 ace pot included in entry
$2 PDGA Player Fee included in entry fee
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Tournament Directors:
Brant Gausnell (541) 430-0296
Devin Cordell (541)784-7684


Saturday morning, JULY 17, there will be a river float from below Colliding Rivers to Whistler’s Bend Park. Rafter can meet at 8am to pump up rafts and join the shuttle trucks. Each rafter is responsible for their own oars, lifejackets and floating device. River float should arrive to Whistler’s Bend Park before the free music starts at 1pm. For more info please email Patrick Starnes at: or call: 580-9120