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Oregon whitewater, Santiam River - North

Marion Linn county, Bruno Mt. Road Bridge to Detroit Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     7.3 miles
  The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The put-in is not too far from Hood River, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The campgrounds here at Santiam River - North are pretty good. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll
    have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Getting
your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. Whitewater paddling here in the Central Cascade Range is a great experience. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. This stretch of Santiam River - North in Oregon is 7.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The Bruno Mt. Road Bridge to Detroit Reservoir  
section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. The natural beauty of Marion/ Linn County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Coffin Mountain Trail, and during your trip here you'll meet some folks from Idanha for sure. So many cool things to do here in the Central Cascade Range, too perfect to be true. You definitely have to visit Detroit Lake State Park if you're here at Santiam River - North; there's fine hiking along the Fox Creek Trail. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer.

Santiam River - North, Bruno Mt. Road Bridge to Detroit Reservoir road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Santiam River - North.
 Whitewater Near Santiam River - North:
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.3 miles long (Bruno Mt. Road Bridge to Detroit Reservoir)
Breitenbush River, Marion County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 8.2 miles long (Cleator Bend Campground to Detroit Lake)
Collawash River, Clackamas County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Elk Lake Creek to river mile 5.5)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15.5 miles long (Pyramid Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Collawash River, Clackamas County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (Mile 5.5 bridge to Two Rivers Picnic Area)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.7 miles long (Big Cliff Dam to Packsaddle Park)
Quartzville Creek, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Above Gregg Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Elkhorn Creek, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (to confluence with Little North Santiam)
Marion Creek, Linn County, 16 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 7 miles long (Gooch Falls)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 16 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9.2 miles long (Collawash River to Three Lynx Power Station)
 Ski Areas Near Santiam River - North:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 20 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 37 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 40 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 42 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 44 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 48 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 54 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Santiam River - North:
Detroit Lake Marina, Detroit , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Santiam River - North:
BW PREMIER COLLECTION Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 32 miles away
The Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 32 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mt. Hood Inn, Government Camp , 37 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sandy Inn, Sandy , 37 miles away
BEST WESTERN Ponderosa Lodge, Sisters , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Santiam River - North:
Santiam Flats, Detroit, 2 miles away
Hoover, Detroit, 3 miles away
Humbug, Idanha, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Santiam River - North:
Coffin Mountain Trail, Linn , 5 miles away, 0.9 hiking miles, 194 feet elevation difference
Fox Creek Trail, Marion , 6 miles away,  7.2 hiking miles, 1917 feet elevation difference
Thomas Trail, Marion , 6 miles away,  1.4 hiking miles, 489 feet elevation difference
Bachelor Mountain Trail, Linn , 7 miles away, 3.9 hiking miles, 1497 feet elevation difference
Straight Creek Cat Trail, Linn , 7 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 612 feet elevation difference
Humbug Ridge Trail, Marion , 7 miles away, 6.9 hiking miles, 1523 feet elevation difference
Scorpion Ridge Trail, Marion , 7 miles away,  7.6 hiking miles, 2625 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Santiam River - North:
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Santiam River - North
Tule Lake, Linn , 7 miles away
Lake Lenore, Clackamas , 10 miles away
Detroit Lake, Linn , 12 miles away

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