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Oregon whitewater, Thomas Creek

Linn county, Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     9.6 miles
  The scenic beauty of Oregon and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The put-in is not too far from Albany-Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. 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 pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. Whitewater paddling here
in the Central Cascade Range is a great experience. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge section of Thomas Creek in Linn County is 9.6 miles long and  
it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
There are great places to discover along the Crabtree Lake Trail, and spots like Silver Falls State Park are tremendous to check out. Having a tremendous time in the Central Cascade Range is painless. You'll meet a lot of people from Lyons here; going for a hike on the Snow Peak Mill City Trail is always a good adventure. This river is always fun. North Santiam State Park is a delightful site any time of year. Thomas Creek is a wet spot that gets a large amount of rainfall.

Thomas Creek, Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge 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 Thomas Creek.
 Whitewater Near Thomas Creek:
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 9.6 miles long (Log Bridge to Hannah Bridge)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Snow Peak Camp to Larwood Park)
Crabtree Creek, Linn County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (Roaring River to South Santiam River)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (North Falls to Lower putin)
Silver Creek, Marion County, 9 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (Silver Falls State Park to Silver Creek Reservoir)
Abiqua Creek, Marion County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Abiqua Falls to Abiqua Road)
Thomas Creek, Linn County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Below Thomas Creek Falls to Log Bridge)
Santiam River - Middle, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Green Peter Dam to Foster Reservoir)
Santiam River - Little North, Marion County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Elkhorn Valley Campground to North Santiam River)
Santiam River - South, Linn County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 13.8 miles long (Foster Dam to Waterloo)
 Ski Areas Near Thomas Creek:
Hoodoo, Oregon , 55 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 69 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 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
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 75 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 80 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Thomas Creek:
Edgewater RV Resort and Marina, Sweet Home , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Thomas Creek:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Sublimity , 12 miles away
Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, Lebanon , 20 miles away
Residence Inn Salem, Salem , 26 miles away
Comfort Suites Salem, Salem , 26 miles away
Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn, Salem , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Thomas Creek:
John Neal Memorial County Park, Lyons, 4 miles away
Taylor Park, Lyons, 6 miles away
North Santiam State Recreation Area, Mehama, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Thomas Creek:
Snow Peak Mill City Trail, Linn , 7 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 1142 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Lake Trail, Linn , 9 miles away, 2 hiking miles, 491 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Thomas Creek:
North Santiam State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Cascadia State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Thomas Creek:
Santiam Golf Club, Stayton , 9 miles away
Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon , 14 miles away
Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Lyons , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Thomas Creek
Indian Prairie Lake, Linn , 5 miles away
Green Peter Lake, Linn , 14 miles away
Foster Lake, Linn , 14 miles away

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