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Whitewater River Run

Oregon North Santiam River

Packsaddle County Park To Mill City

Class II+ TO III+ Difficulty


68°, Sunny Then Slight Chance Showers

The Packsaddle County Park to Mill City River Run on the North Santiam River in Oregon is a challenging Class III-IV whitewater run with several notable rapids, including Vortex, Hole-in-the-Wall, and Mill City Falls. The best time to float this section is during the spring runoff, typically between March and May, when water levels are high enough to provide exciting rapids without being too dangerous. Recommended flow levels range from 1,500 to 4,000 cfs. Kayakers and experienced rafters will enjoy this section of the river, but novice boaters should approach with caution.

Weather today, A 10 percent chance of showers after 5pm. Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to III+
Elevation 1,103 ft
Run Length 7.5 Mi
Gradient 27 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1600 cfs
Gauge Height 3.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage North Santiam River At Niagara
USGS 14181500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Mckenzie River Near Walterville
USGS 14163900
1,090 cfs 1.1 ft
Mckenzie River Blw Leaburg Dam
USGS 14163150
1,880 cfs 4.5 ft
Cedar Creek At Springfield
USGS 14164700
3 cfs 1.5 ft
Mckenzie River Near Vida
USGS 14162500
1,870 cfs 1.0 ft
Mohawk River Near Springfield
USGS 14165000
18 cfs 0.7 ft
Mckenzie River Near Coburg
USGS 14165500
1,800 cfs 6.9 ft
South Fork Mckenzie River Near Rainbow
USGS 14159500
309 cfs 1.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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