Santiam River

Enjoy a down river trip on the north fork of the Santiam River just an hour outside of Portland.

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.

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Scenic Float

Raft or Inflatable Kayak

$70/person

Add lunch for $15

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.

Whitewater Section

Raft or Inflatable Kayak

$70/person

Add lunch for $15

This seven mile section of river has four class III, intermediate, rapids: Swirlies, Spencers Hole, Carnivore, and Mill City Falls. This is a beautiful section of river that runs past many secret fishing holes and lots of Steelhead and Salmon. It takes about two hours to float and is a fun splashy section of river appropriate for families with children over 12 years old.

Where

The trips meet at our Mill City Shop- 115 NE Wall Street, Mill City OR 97360

Scenic Float

There is a minimum age of 8 years old for a child to participate on the scenic section of the Santiam River.

Whitewater Section

There is a minimum age of 12 years old due to the nature of the rapids.

  • eNRG Kayaking’s number one goals is to minimize risk on our trips. For this reason, eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to postpone trips due to flooding river conditions or inclement weather (high winds & lightning). We appreciate your understanding when Mother Nature decides not to cooperate with our schedule. eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to reschedule a trip due to low enrollment in a course.
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