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Oregon whitewater, Santiam River - Middle

Linn county, Pyramid Creek to Green Peter Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     15.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Albany-Lebanon, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Pyramid Creek to Green Peter Reservoir stretch of Santiam River - Middle in Linn County is 15.5 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Oregon are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that quite a
    few of the sections here are not easy. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The scenic beauty of Oregon and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.
Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. The river winds through the Central Cascade Range and you get great scenery. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag  
too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Chimney Peak Trail is always a great adventure. A spree to Detroit Lake State Park when you're here at Santiam River - Middle is a splendid idea, and there are fine sites to discover along the Minniece Point Trail. At this river you will always have a good time. Going to Detroit Lake State Park in close proximity to Santiam River - Middle is a delightful thing to do.

Santiam River - Middle, Pyramid Creek to Green Peter Reservoir road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Santiam River - Middle.
 Whitewater Near Santiam River - Middle:
Quartzville Creek, Linn County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Above Gregg Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 16.5 miles long (Mountain House to Foster Reservoir)
Canal Creek, Linn County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.2 miles long (1.2 mi above Quartzville Creek)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15.5 miles long (Pyramid Creek to Green Peter Reservoir)
Canyon Creek, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.7 miles long (Big Cliff Dam to Packsaddle Park)
Blue River, Linn/ Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Quentin Creek to Blue River Reservoir)
Lookout Creek, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (2.5 miles above Blue River to Blue River)
Santiam River - North, Marion/ Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8 miles long (Packsaddle Park to Mill City)
Elkhorn Creek, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (to confluence with Little North Santiam)
 Ski Areas Near Santiam River - Middle:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 28 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 48 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 48 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 53 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 56 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 59 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Santiam River - Middle:
Detroit Lake Marina, Detroit , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Santiam River - Middle:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 39 miles away
Best Western Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 40 miles away
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 44 miles away
Best Western Sandy Inn, Sandy , 44 miles away
Resort At The Mountain, BW Premier Collection, Welches , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Santiam River - Middle:
Fernview, Cascadia, 5 miles away
House Rock, Blue River, 6 miles away
Old Miners Meadow Group, Gates, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Santiam River - Middle:
Chimney Peak Trail, Linn , 3 miles away,  19 hiking miles, 2987 feet elevation difference
Minniece Point Trail, Linn , 5 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 2044 feet elevation difference
Cool Camp Trail, Linn , 5 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 1258 feet elevation difference
Three Creek Trail, Linn , 7 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2298 feet elevation difference
Swamp Peak Trail, Linn , 8 miles away,  4.4 hiking miles, 981 feet elevation difference
Volcano Trail, Linn , 8 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 1090 feet elevation difference
Gordan Peak Trail, Linn , 10 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 441 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Santiam River - Middle:
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Santiam River - Middle:
Tokatee Golf Club, Blue River , 17 miles away
Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Lyons , 17 miles away
Golf Oregon, Vida , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Santiam River - Middle
Detroit Lake, Linn , 11 miles away
Tule Lake, Linn , 16 miles away
Blue River Lake, Lane , 17 miles away

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