Santiam River Trip - Packsaddle Park to Mehema - (14miles)
you for inquiring about our one day paddle raft adventure! The
North Santiam is among the Willamette Valley's more picturesque
streams. Your 14 mile adventure begins at Packsaddle County
Park and ends at the quaint community of Mehama.
trip will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. with check-in at Packsaddle
County Park, located just minutes east of Salem on Highway 22
. After a thorough on-shore training session by our knowledgeable,
company certified guides, your adventure will get underway.
through tranquil pools of gin-clear water where you can see
the river bottom fifteen feet below. Relish in the excitment
of boiling, churning whitewater with names like Spencer's hole
or Dewitt Rapids. Feel your heart flutter as you help pilot
your raft toward the six foot vertical drop of Mill City Falls.
classic pool and drop stream comprised of Class II, III and
IV whitewater, we think you'll fin the North Santiam a delightful
experience. At Fisherman's Bend, we pull out for a rest and
an all-you-can-eat deli lunch and assorted beverages.
North Santiam River enters at our right.
we approach the Lyons-Mehama Bridge, we keep our eyes peeled
for the last quick turn.
is an adventure for any river enthusiast and one you won't want
to miss. If you have any questions, please give us a call. We
look forward to boating with you soon!
Because the North Santiam's water temperature can be on
the chilly side, RAPID RIVER RAFTERS supplies each participant
with an all-weather paddle jacket and pants. These paddle jackets
and pants are made from nylon-coated taffeta with neoprene cuffs
and neck and drawstring closures at the waist, locking in the
wearer's body heat.