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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Little N. Santiam - Lower Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the North Santiam River

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Little N. Santiam - Lower Info
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Put In:  Elkhorn Valley Rec Site
Take Out:  Mehama
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  39 fpm
Run Length:  10 miles
Current Streamflow:  955 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:15 AM - LITTLE NORTH SANTIAM RIVER NEAR MEHAMA, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  750 - 4,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
Primary Season: 


Permit:  None
Hazards:  Always scout Trolls Teeth Rapid for wood
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: Off Oregon 22 take out at the boat landing beneath Lyons-Mehama Bridge

Put In: From Salem take Oregon 22 east to Mehama. When you reach the flashing light just past Mehama turn left onto North Fork Road and continue until you reach the put in at Elkhorn Valley Recreation Site.

Little N. Santiam - Lower on the North Santiam River

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

Towns near Little N. Santiam - Lower Kayaking

Albany Oregon
Bend Oregon
Clackamas Oregon
Eugene Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Lebanon Oregon
Portland Oregon
Redmond Oregon
Salem Oregon
Sandy Oregon
Sisters Oregon
Springfield Oregon
Tualatin Oregon

Other Resources

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  • Rogue Riverkeeper
  • Water Watch
  • Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • POCO - Paddlers Of Central Oregon
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
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