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North Santiam River Kayak Trip

A fun easy run down a beautiful scenic river in Western Oregon.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 7.2 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  A fun float down the North Santiam River from the Packsaddle park to Fisherman's Bend County Park about 7 miles down the river. This ... more »

Tips:  The lower parking lot (Fisherman's Bend) is 32 miles east of Salem on Highway 22. Packsaddle is another nearly 4 miles east from here.

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Points of Interest

1. Packsaddle Put In

Unload your kayaks here or inflate your IK's. Be polite and wait your turn to put in.

2. Minto County Park Picnic Area

If you brought food for lunch keep an eye out for a pull out near this area to find a picnic table and relax for a little bit.

3. Fun Rapids

These rapids are fun. I believe there is a place here where you can safely pull out, climb the rocks and then jump into them! Enjoy!

4. Waterfall

This is a 2-3 foot high broad waterfall across the entire North Santiam which you can easily go over without much skill if you are brave enough.

5. Fisherman's Bend Pull Out

Pull out here and walk up the path to the parking lot to find your shuttle'd car.