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Oregon whitewater, Silver Creek

Marion county, North Falls to Lower putin section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     2 miles
  The nature scenery of Oregon and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The average Oregon whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the North Falls to Lower putin section is one of them. You might have to settle
    for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over
and over. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section of Silver Creek is 2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
 
At Silver Creek you always meet someone from Silverton; Middle North Falls is a striking place to stop by while you're at Silver Creek. A spree to Silver Creek wouldn’t be complete without a trip to close by Silver Falls State Park; a short visit to Drake Falls is always worthwhile. This river is so good. A wonderful location like North Santiam State Park right next door to Silver Creek is too fine to leave out, and you can go for a hike on the Crabtree Lake Trail. Going for a hike on the Snow Peak Mill City Trail is always a pleasant adventure. Summertime at Silver Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 70's; throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Silver Creek, North Falls to Lower putin 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 Silver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Silver Creek:
Silver Creek, Marion County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (North Falls to Lower putin)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 1 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir)
Abiqua Creek, Marion County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road)
Butte Creek, Clackamas/ Marion County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Fault Line to Oregon 213)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 9.6 miles long (Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (Roaring River to South Santiam River)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Molalla River, Clackamas County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Silver Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 58 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 64 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 68 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 71 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 76 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 76 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 80 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Silver Creek:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 11 miles away
Canby Country Inn, Canby , 19 miles away
Super 8 Woodburn, Woodburn , 21 miles away
BEST WESTERN Woodburn, Woodburn , 21 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Woodburn, Woodburn , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Silver Creek:
Silver Falls State Park, -blank-, 1 miles away
Park Campground, Marion County, 1 miles away
John Neal Memorial County Park, Lyons, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Silver Creek:
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 14 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 15 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Pine Crest Trail, Clackamas , 18 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 783 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Silver Creek:
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 2 miles away
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Molalla River State Park, Oregon , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Silver Creek:
Santiam Golf Club, Stayton , 9 miles away
Evergreen Golf Course, Mount Angel , 15 miles away
Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Lyons , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Silver Creek
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 12 miles away

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