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Stayton to Jefferson Kayak & Canoe Touring on the North Santiam River

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Stayton to Jefferson Info
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Put In:  Stayton
Take Out:  Jefferson
Difficulty:  Class I +
Gradient:  17 fpm
Run Length:  19 miles
Current Streamflow:  4470 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - NORTH SANTIAM RIVER AT MEHAMA, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,500 cfs and above
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

Dam controlled, runs all year

Permit:  None
Hazards:  At mile 7 the river splits and often contains wood. Always watch for down trees
Water Craft:  kayak,canoe,touring
Land Ownership:  Some Private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From I-5 between Salem and Albany take Exit 238 and follow US99 east for 2.5 miles until you reach Jefferson. Take out just below the Jefferson Bridge on river right.

Put In: From the take out head back toward the Jefferson Bridge and turn south onto the road toward Scio. When you reach Scio take the road north to Stayton. Put in is south of Stayton on the southwest side of the Bridge.

Stayton to Jefferson on the North Santiam River

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

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