Santiam Whitewater

Just an hour outside of Portland.

Contact Information

(503) 772 – 1122

Why Us?


Find Yourself

Become immersed in the elements, unrestrained. Share the thrill of whitewater amongst others while finding your own self-reliance as you engage with the nature outside.


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.

Similar Programs


Pool Classes

Keep your skills up during the winter in the Clackamas Aquatic Center wave pool.


Short Sessions

Don't have much time? Get your feet wet on this introductory 1.5 hour classes.


Whitewater rafting

Enjoy a splashy scenic float on the Santiam, just an hour outside of Portland.


Bring sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, and water to stay hydrated. Make sure to check the weather before the event to wear appropriate clothing for during and after the trip. Please have all party members sign online waivers prior to arrival to expedite the process.

The ability to book online closes 24 hours prior to the event start time. Online booking is also disabled when the event has reached capacity. Please call eNRG Kayaking at (503) 772 – 1122 to complete the booking process or ask for special accommodations.

We will provide credit, free rescheduling, or a 75% refund with more than 21 days in notice. Trip you cancel 14 days prior are subject to a 50% refund or credit, and cancellations occurring 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.

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Enjoy the thrill of whitewater just an hour outside of Portland with this six mile section of river is made up of class II+ rapids with four class IIIs. It takes about 2.5 hours to complete and is a great way to enjoy some splashy fun while still being suitable for beginners and families. Located near hikes and swimming holes, make a whole day out of this adventure on the scenic Santiam river. Contact us for information regarding hiking and dining opportunities.

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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