Santiam River

Overview

The N.F. Santiam River is the base for our whitewater operations.  The Santiam River canyon is centrally located in NW Oregon and is one of the best valleys to paddle in the state – it has good flow all year and is just over a one hour drive from Portland. Our raft and inflatable kayak trips and kayak instruction occur on two different sections- a whitewater stretch and a scenic stretch.

Duration

2.5 hours

Location

Mill City

Ages

8+ Scenic; 12+ Whitewater

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  • Raft $65 | Inflatable Kayak $80
  • This seven mile section of river is made up of class I-II+ rapids and takes about 2.5 hours to complete and is a great introduction to river paddling on a pristine Oregon river. This section of aquamarine colored river floats you past the Santiam State Park, one of the most popular campgrounds in the region. Perfect for beginner kayakers, rafters, and families.
  • Raft $65 | Inflatable Kayak $80
  • This seven mile section of river is made up of class I-II+ rapids and takes about 2.5 hours to complete and is a great introduction to river paddling on a pristine Oregon river. This section of aquamarine colored river floats you past the Santiam State Park, one of the most popular campgrounds in the region. Perfect for beginner kayakers, rafters, and families.

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Choose your craft

A variety of crafts are available to best fit your needs. Rafts or inflatable kayaks transport you to this wonderful wilderness filled with splashy fun.

Ideal Location

The Santiam River is a great stretch of wilderness just an hour outside of Portland. Choose from two amazing runs: one for the relaxation and the other for adventure.

World Class Guides

Our ACA / First Aid / CPR certified guides will give you the safety and the paddling tips needed for an enjoyable experience that opens up the doors for future whitewater kayaking instruction.

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Where

The meetup location is at our Mill City Shop just an hour outside of Portland on the scenic Santiam River (The trips meet at our Mill City Shop- 115 NE Wall Street, Mill City OR 97360​)

Fun for all ages

We do offer tandem kayaks for a child to partner with an adult. Call eNRG Kayaking for accomodations regarding age, dependent on prior experiences.

FAQ

Contact us if you have additional questions!
info@enrgkayaking.com
(503) 772 - 1122

Bring water, sunscreen, hat / sunglasses, and clothing that can get wet. A change of clothes and rain gear for wind or rain is recommended based on weather conditions.

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your start time. Give extra time on warm days as parking space is more limited then. 

We will provide credit, free rescheduling, or a 75% refund with more than 21 days in notice. Camps you cancel 14 days prior are subject to a 50% refund or credit, and cancellations occuring less than 14 days are non-refundable. We do not prorate tuition for days missed due to illness or injury.

Physical distancing will be maintained when possible. Masks will be worn when students are within 6 feet of each other. Temperatures willbe check on arrival and hand sanitizer will be available to wash hands both before and after meals. Equipment wil be washed after use. Parents will drive children to the river when possible to minimize shuttles. There will be no overnights.