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Oregon whitewater, Santiam River - Little North

Marion county, Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     10 miles
  This section of Santiam River - Little North is 10 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Albany-Lebanon it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful scenery of Oregon and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time
    in nature will have you coming back for more. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your camping stuff. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater
rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The wild scenery of the Central Cascade Range is great. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater  
rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
A tremendous place like Silver Falls State Park near Santiam River - Little North is too great to leave out, and there is a splendid hiking trail nearby called the Crabtree Lake Trail. You completely ought to like the Central Cascade Range. People from Mill City love to come to Santiam River - Little North, and don't leave without stopping by North Santiam State Park. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Near Santiam River - Little North you hit upon the Snow Peak Mill City Trail which is a great hiking trail.

Santiam River - Little North, Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Santiam River - Little North.
 Whitewater Near Santiam River - Little North:
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 9.6 miles long (Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River)
Abiqua Creek, Marion County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (North Falls to Lower putin)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8 miles long (Packsaddle Park to Mill City)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Salmon Falls to Elkhorn Park)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Butte Creek, Clackamas/ Marion County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Fault Line to Oregon 213)
 Ski Areas Near Santiam River - Little North:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 49 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 59 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 62 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 65 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 68 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 70 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Santiam River - Little North:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 19 miles away
Canby Country Inn, Canby , 26 miles away
Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel, Oregon City , 29 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND SE - CLACKAMAS AREA, Gladstone , 29 miles away
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Santiam River - Little North:
Fishermen's Bend, Mill City, 2 miles away
Elkhorn Valley, Mill City, 3 miles away
North Santiam State Recreation Area, Mehama, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Santiam River - Little North:
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 8 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 8 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Pine Crest Trail, Clackamas , 13 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 783 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Santiam River - Little North:
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 3 miles away
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 9 miles away
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Santiam River - Little North:
Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Lyons , 8 miles away
Santiam Golf Club, Stayton , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Santiam River - Little North
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 8 miles away
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 17 miles away
Detroit Lake, Linn , 20 miles away

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