The Mountain Springs Ranch Reservoir, while beautiful, is owned by the Buell Red Prairie Water District, a public utility, to supply drinking water to it's customers. To prevent possible contamination, it's off limits to all recreational activities. Says Manager Buell Red Praire
There's a good 5.6-mile-from-beginning-to-end class III-IV whitewater bit on Mill Creek nearby, the Upper Bridge to Mill Creek County Park segment. It could be said that this bit of
Mill Creek is a place for fun whitewater boating. Nearby there is a wonderful 7-mile-long grade I-II whitewater sweep, the Buell County Park to Yamhill River segment of Mill Creek.