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Oregon whitewater, Santiam River - Middle

Linn county, Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     2 miles
  The nature scenery of Oregon and the water flowing gracefully down Santiam River - Middle are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir stretch of Santiam River - Middle is 2 miles long and it is classified as a class IV section by American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. Getting a good workout and just hanging out
    with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir stretch is just one of
many. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Albany-Lebanon, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The Central Cascade  
Range scenery is wonderful. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Snow Peak Mill City Trail, and there are plenty of folks from Foster here at Santiam River - Middle. Man, is there a heap of entertaining things to do in the Central Cascade Range. A journey to Cascadia State Park when you're here at Santiam River - Middle is never a bad idea; don't leave Santiam River - Middle without first going for a hike along the Crabtree Lake Trail.

Santiam River - Middle, Green Peter Dam to Foster 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:
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir)
Wiley Creek, Linn County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Above Wiley Creek Gorge to Little Wiley Creek Confluence)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 13.8 miles long (Foster Dam to Waterloo)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 9.5 miles long (13 miles above Holley to Concrete Bridge)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 9.6 miles long (Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (22 miles above Holley to 13 Mile Bridge)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge)
Calapooia River, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Concrete Bridge above Holley to McKercher Park)
Canyon Creek, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (7 Mile Bridge to South Santiam River)
 Ski Areas Near Santiam River - Middle:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 48 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 55 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 65 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 73 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 76 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 82 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Santiam River - Middle:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Santiam River - Middle:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 25 miles away
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 25 miles away
Travelodge Pioneer Villa, Halsey , 34 miles away
Best Western Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 35 miles away
Rodeway Inn Albany, Albany , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Santiam River - Middle:
River Bend County Park, Foster, 2 miles away
Menears Bend Campground, Linn County, 3 miles away
Sunnyside County Park, Sweet Home, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Santiam River - Middle:
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 10 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 10 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
Michigan Heights Trail, Lane , 13 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 2179 feet elevation difference
Gold Hill Trail, Linn , 19 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1073 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Santiam River - Middle:
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Santiam River - Middle:
Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon , 17 miles away
McKenzie River Golf Course, Walterville , 17 miles away
Pineway Public Restaurant & Golf Course, Lebanon , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Santiam River - Middle
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 1 miles away
Foster Lake, Linn , 7 miles away
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 10 miles away

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