2020 North Santiam River Fall Color Float
Packsaddle Park to North Santiam State Park
River: North Santiam River - Class II-III
Trip information: Experience the beautiful fall colors on our annual North Santiam trip. The float will be from Packsaddle Boat Launch to North Santiam Park. It should be High Indian Summer and a great time for a day run on the North Santiam. We'll put in at Packsaddle, run for a couple of hours, have lunch and then finish up and take out at North Santiam State Park, which is about three leisurely, scenic miles downstream from the Fisherman's Bend, and a total of just over 12 miles.
There are plenty of riffles and play spots, and only about three rapids that require much planning, although at low water levels this run can be bony. Spencer's Hole, Carnivore and Mill City Falls are the liveliest rapids, and one needs to know where to go over the dam at Mill City to avoid the rocks. (The dam should be approached immediately to the left of a small fountain-like plume that is visible from upstream.)
Please contact trip leader to sign up.