Applegate River at Cantrall Buckley Park, Ruch

Ruch, Oregon

Hours: 7:30 am to Sunset

Amenities: The beautiful Applegate River is the focal point of Cantrall Buckley Park, which spans over 88 acres, and features 1.75 miles of river frontage, making it a very popular recreational destination in Jackson County. The large native trees and ample lawn make this an ideal site for family gatherings or group picnics.

River access
Campground (30 basic, no-hookup sites)
1 Group Camp
Restrooms with Showers
Group Picnic Areas (4)
Playground (near Picnic Area D)

Directions: From Ruch go west on Highway 238, turn left on Hamilton Rd, then right onto Cantrall Rd and enter the park.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2018. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
6°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Applegate River at Cantrall Buckley Park, Ruch is sampled bi-weekly from June 5th to September 25th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them in our lab which meets the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards. Results are then posted to this page so you will know when it is safe (or unsafe) to swim!

Oregon state criteria for whether a water sample meets the water quality standard for contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL per sample or less. Water samples are collected, then sealed and incubated over a 24-hour period at 35+/- degrees Celsius. The results are considered valid for 7 days.
Results based on the Oregon water quality criteria of 406 MPN/100mL are organized as follows:
GREEN = a single sample is below the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact
YELLOW = a single sample is at Oregon water quality criteria, nearing unsafe water contact. Caution should be taken when recreating in sites marked yellow.
RED = a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria.. People and pets should not be recreating in sites labeled red as bacteria levels are considered unsafe for human contact.
GREY = a site with no current data available.
SPECIAL STATUS = a toxic algae bloom was observed. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic and may cause illness in people, pets and other animals if accidentally consumed.
Always use your best judgement when recreating in or near waterways. Pay attention to odd smells, colors, water quality, etc and report anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Be safe, have fun, and thank you for protecting the Rogue!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Applegate River at Cantrall Buckley Park, Ruch

Ruch, Oregon

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2018. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
6°C
Cloudy

Hours: 7:30 am to Sunset

Amenities: The beautiful Applegate River is the focal point of Cantrall Buckley Park, which spans over 88 acres, and features 1.75 miles of river frontage, making it a very popular recreational destination in Jackson County. The large native trees and ample lawn make this an ideal site for family gatherings or group picnics.

River access
Campground (30 basic, no-hookup sites)
1 Group Camp
Restrooms with Showers
Group Picnic Areas (4)
Playground (near Picnic Area D)

Directions: From Ruch go west on Highway 238, turn left on Hamilton Rd, then right onto Cantrall Rd and enter the park.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Applegate River at Cantrall Buckley Park, Ruch is sampled bi-weekly from June 5th to September 25th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them in our lab which meets the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards. Results are then posted to this page so you will know when it is safe (or unsafe) to swim!

Oregon state criteria for whether a water sample meets the water quality standard for contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL per sample or less. Water samples are collected, then sealed and incubated over a 24-hour period at 35+/- degrees Celsius. The results are considered valid for 7 days.
Results based on the Oregon water quality criteria of 406 MPN/100mL are organized as follows:
GREEN = a single sample is below the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact
YELLOW = a single sample is at Oregon water quality criteria, nearing unsafe water contact. Caution should be taken when recreating in sites marked yellow.
RED = a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria.. People and pets should not be recreating in sites labeled red as bacteria levels are considered unsafe for human contact.
GREY = a site with no current data available.
SPECIAL STATUS = a toxic algae bloom was observed. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic and may cause illness in people, pets and other animals if accidentally consumed.
Always use your best judgement when recreating in or near waterways. Pay attention to odd smells, colors, water quality, etc and report anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Be safe, have fun, and thank you for protecting the Rogue!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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