Travelers are voting Big Butte Creek, Little Applegate River and Little Butte Creek 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 Cuyahoga River is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of rivers near Phoenix.