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Oregon whitewater, Silver Creek

Marion county, Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     8 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The wonderful Marion County scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The Silver
    Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir stretch of Silver Creek in Oregon is 8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV(V) section. The Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir stretch is
one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here. If you're coming from Salem it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Silver Falls State Park
in the vicinity of Silver Creek is a pleasant thing to do; Drift Creek Falls is an inspiring location to go to during your stay. North Santiam State Park is a wonderful spot to visit on a lovely day; Silver Creek is not far at all from Scotts Mills. At this river you will never have a bad time. An average amount of precipitation falls at Silver Creek. December is the wettest month with most rain, and July is when it's the driest. For the duration of the days of summer at Silver Creek highs are usually in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 50's. For the period of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Silver Creek.

Silver Creek, Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek 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 Silver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Silver Creek:
Silver Creek, Marion County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (North Falls to Lower putin)
Butte Creek, Clackamas/ Marion County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Fault Line to Oregon 213)
Abiqua Creek, Marion County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 9.6 miles long (Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (Roaring River to South Santiam River)
Molalla River, Clackamas County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Reachout Expeditions, Clackamas County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River)
 Ski Areas Near Silver Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 63 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 71 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 74 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 79 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 80 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 84 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Silver Creek:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 9 miles away
Canby Country Inn, Canby , 16 miles away
Super 8 Woodburn, Woodburn , 16 miles away
Best Western Woodburn, Woodburn , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Woodburn, Woodburn , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Silver Creek:
Silver Falls State Park, -blank-, 5 miles away
Park Campground, Marion County, 5 miles away
Silver Spur RV Park, Silverton, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Silver Creek:
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 18 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 20 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Silver Creek:
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Molalla River State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Silver Creek:
Santiam Golf Club, Stayton , 8 miles away
Evergreen Golf Course, Mount Angel , 10 miles away
Oga Members Club, Woodburn , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Silver Creek
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 16 miles away

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