Travelers are voting Little Butte Creek, Big Butte Creek and Little Applegate River as the best of 5 rivers near Phoenix. There are 8 rivers near Shady Cove a city just 44 km from Phoenix and 6 rivers near Grants Pass which is 52 km distant. The most popular of these are Big Butte Creek near Shady Cove and Applegate River in Grants Pass. You can find 154 rivers in Oregon and 3914 rivers in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Oregon is Gales Creek and Ohio River is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of rivers near Phoenix.