2018 - Fall Color Float on the Santiam

Packsaddle to North Santiam Park. Class II/III

2018 - Fall Color Float on the Santiam

Oct 06th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

River:  N. Santiam Class II/III

Contact:  Matt Saucy, sawdusty9(at)gmail.com971-241-5396

Trip information:  Experience the beautiful fall colors on our annual N. Santiam trip.    The float will be from Packsaddle 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 and Carnivore are the two 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.)