North Santiam State Recreation Area

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North Santiam State Recreation Area

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Overview

North Santiam State Park plays host to some of the most beautiful riverfront in the area. Make sure to bring your fishing pole as it It is one of the finest steelhead fishing spots on the North Santiam River. North Santiam State Park is an undisturbed day-use area with drinking fountain and restroom facilities. Picnic tables dot the grass, making North Santiam State Park a great place to stop to stretch and eat a picnic lunch. Hiking trails show the beauty of the large old-growth trees and the river. There are 9 walk-in, boat-in tent sites (open May 1-Sept. 30) available on a first-come, first served basis. The campsite nearest the parking area is accessible, via a hardsurfaced gravel trail, to campers with disabilities. There is also a a horseshoe pit. The park is subject to winter, emergency or other closures, so call in advance to verify hours.

Map of North Santiam State Rec. Area (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.770000, -122.563000

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Activities

  • Boating

    The North Santiam River is a great place to explore with your boat. Boat-in tent sites are available.

  • Camping

    Well-spaced along a gravel trail between the parking area and the river, the campsites are in cozy, smooth-surfaced clearings in the woods. They are perfect for family camping, or for boaters and anglers staying overnight on river trips. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. All are available on a first- come, first-served basis. There are 9 walk-in, boat-in tent sites (open May 1-Sept. 30).

  • Fishing

    The recreation area is located right on the North Santiam River and is a great location for Steelhead fishing.

  • Hiking

    The park's network of trails offers a series of both long and short loops. The longest loop is a 1.3-mile trail around the park boundary that features both river and forest scenery. This perimeter loop connects with shorter ones, such as the Anderson Loop. Circling beneath towering old-growth trees with moss-draped limbs, this 1/2-mile trail is a "fantasy" corridor perfect for families with young, beginning hikers.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic any time of year by a grassy, open field next to the Santiam Picnic Shelter, or in sites with river views. The sites near the river are conveniently accessible via paved or hard- surfaced gravel trails. In total there are 10 picnic areas and most are located close to restrooms.

Seasonality/Weather

Park rates are subject to rate changes; winter, emergency or other closures. There are nine walk-in, boat-in tent sites (open May 1 through September 30) available first-come, first-served. The campsite nearest the parking area is accessible, via a hardsurfaced gravel trail, to campers with disabilities. Ten picnic sites.

Directions

Driving

Located off of the OR 22, 4 miles West of Mill City.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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