North Santiam River - Mill City to Mehama

Oregon-US  

Description

This "lower" run has less whitewater, more houses, and more people (during the summer) than the run upstream (Packsaddle Park to Mill City).  The river takes on a more urban feel here and the lack of any "major" rapids makes this a common training ground for up and coming Kayakers, open canoists, and families looking for a summer float.

It is worth noting that at high water this run is swift, cold, and filled with plenty of waves and deserves class III attention.

 

Fisherman's Bend park has a nice takeout that makes for a shorter trip.  The Park has no entry fee.

Statistics

PDXDownstream
Class II- to II
Current Flow 5590.0 CFS
12-12-2018 12:00
Recommended Flow Minimum: 800.0
Average: 1500.0
Maximum: 3000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge NORTH SANTIAM RIVER AT MEHAMA, OR
Length 7.0 Mile(s)
Gradient FPM