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This is an 8.5 mile stretch that covers the last several miles of the Santiam River and ends on the Willamette at the Buena Vista Ferry. It is a very pretty section of water with mild current and a few scattered splashy sections. There are a few slower sections that require more paddling but overall the current is reasonably steady and it's not too much work. This is an area that requires careful attention for wood and paddlers should have the ability to maneuver in moving water to avoid obstacles. I expect the trip to take roughly 2.5 hrs. Feel free to email me if you have any questions: NMSUEagle@gmail.com
Bonus: the shuttle involves a ride on a Ferry!
Brown’s Landing to Harrisburg
6.8miles. Low and cold water. Only wetsuits or drysuits req’d. Beginners ok. Must navigate trees and gravel bars. Bring lunch n water.
This is a great section of the North Santiam. 9 miles of beautiful scenery and entertaining rapids. The forecast has it around 3500cfs which is much higher than summer levels. It is generally considered a class 3 at this level and boaters should have experience with class 3 water. Dry suits or wetsuits are strongly recommended, the North Santiam is cold! If you have any questions, feel free to email me NMSUEagle@gmail.com.
From below dam to Westfir, 6.7 miles, class 2, some technical moves, and two class 3 rapids, Bowling Ball and Hell's Gate. See upper part of Soggy Sneakers run#81
A classic Fall run when the leaves are turning and the Corps of Engineers are opening the gates at Hills Creek reservoir. This year the reservoir is 42% below target level and the release seems to be limited to 800 cfs to stretch what's left into November. But 800 cfs is still a fun level!
Class 3, maximum 8 people, 6.2 miles, several pool drops with some surfing
and lots of peel out opportunity. This will be fun. Forecast level
to be 2600.
class 2, 8 people maximum, 7 miles,banks covered with trees and mainly
Steve 541-981-1490 text
class 2+, 10 miles, a mix of farmland with coniferous forest, there's a low
head dam with a slide on river right, occasionally salmon jump the dam/fish
Clearwater Park, please self shuttle ahead of time
WKCC is organizing the on-the-water cleanup in Eugene from Clearwater Park to Aspen/D Street Boat Ramp on October 23. This is a bring-your-own-boat event. I hope you can join us. Please click the "Register Now" button for details and to register.
Please bring your own boat, be self-shuttled and ready at 10am for instruction and safety talk. We are planning to launch at 10:30am. If you need help with arranging your shuttle, please contact me.
This event is part of the month long cleanup series put on by Willamette Riverkeeper. There are 20+ events being planned on a variety of dates from Portland to Oakridge. There are on-land as well as more on-water options to chose from. For details on all of the cleanups check willametteriverkeeper.org
Over the past 18 months, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Willamette River and many other places in our great outdoors have experienced record usage in terms of visitors and recreation. Unfortunately, this has led to a lot of trash and debris left behind. Your river needs you more than ever, please sign up to volunteer for one of the cleanups. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN AND DO GOOD!
We will adhere to any updated social distancing guidelines, and working in smaller than usual groups in order to protect ourselves while we help preserve the beauty of the Willamette River.
class 3, 8.4 miles, 8 people maximum, wooded and residential with
lots of opportunities to practice eddy turns and peal outs
steve 541-981-1490 text