Santiam River
White Water Rafting

Oregon Rafting Trip On the Clackamas River
Kids rafting on the Clackamas

The North Santiam is the perfect family friendly river for a scenic white water rafting or inflatable kayaking adventure. We offer 2.5 hour and full day stretches of water just under 1.5 hours from Portland. Coupled with hiking in Opal Creek, Silver Falls, or Detroit Lake with local restaurants nearby – this is a perfect spot for a full day experience.

Looking for a rafting trip closer to Portland? Try our Clackamas River location.

Our Santiam River Rafting Trips

SCENIC HALF DAY: Rafting & Inflatable Kayaking

  • Season: April - October
  • Difficulty: Class II+
  • Ages: 8+
  • Duration: 2.5 hours, Avg. 6 miles
  • Price: $70 rafts, $85 Iks

This scenic float rafting trip down the Santiam River only contains class I-II rapids for a relaxing and picturesque experience.


WHITE WATER HALF DAY: Rafting & Inflatable Kayaking

  • Season: April - October
  • Difficulty: Class III
  • Ages: 12+
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours, Avg. 6 miles
  • Price: $70 rafts, $85 Iks

A splashy white water adventure through class III rapids for an exciting family friendly experience.



  • Season: March - July
  • Difficulty: Class III+
  • Ages: 12+
  • Duration: 7 hours, Avg. 10 miles
  • Price: $205 rafts

This is the most adrenaline-pumping trip we offer ending at our beautiful Bruno Mountain Lodge.



  • Season: April - October
  • Difficulty: Class II
  • Ages: 18+
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours, Avg. 6 miles
  • Price: $450/1 person - $1150/4 people

Fish and paddle down the scenic class II Santiam river on an oar rig raft with a fishing guide.


Santiam Rafting Trip Calendar


The amount of clothing depends on weather and time of year. If you have questions, feel free to contact us. Please bring water, sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, wind/rain jacket, and a change of clothing. Please wear shoes that stay on.

We will meet at our shop in Mill City (115 NE Wall St, Mill City, OR 97360). Please arrive arrive up to 15 minutes prior to your start time.

eNRG provides local guides, a shuttle from the takeout to the put-in, paddles, PFDs, helmets, boats, and an unforgettable experience! Wetsuits, splash tops/bottoms, and booties are available upon request.

While our guides are well compensated for their skills, if you feel like you’ve received an exceptional experience – tipping is always appreciated thanking them for their work. A percentage-based average for gratuities is between 10%-20% of the total trip cost.

Rafting can be enjoyed in most weather as long as one dresses appropriately. Trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions including lightning, high winds, and excessive smoke onsite.

It is difficult to fill a spot vacated at the last moment. For this reason, with 72 hours notice we offer a 85% refund, free rescheduling, or voucher for the paid amount. With 24 hours notice, free rescheduling or a voucher for the paid amount is available. Under 24 hours notice means all refund/benefits will be forfeited. Removal due to inappropriate behavior will not be refunded.

eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to postpone or cancel any trip due to inclement weather, under enrollment, or other unforeseen circumstances, and will issue a full refund in this instance.

For staff and client safety, alcohol or drugs are NOT ALLOWED before or during the event.

As with all activities, there are inherent risks associated with rafting. This is one reason to go on a guided trip, as our staff's job is to minimize said risk and make your trip a memorable experience.

The pacific northwest is blessed with great water all year round. That said, those who want a more action-packed adventure should try rafting during the spring when rain and snow melt bring the flows up. Summer flows are great for families and those interested in a more relaxing experience. That said, with many sections to choose from, exhilarating whitewater can be found all summer long.

Every child needs a waiver signed by a parent/guardian prior to the start of camp (One for each camp if they are attending multiple). You can fill on out here.