North Santiam River Rafting
The North Santiam River is located just 30 miles from Salem, Oregon and is very convenient for the entire Willamette Valley! This river is one of the best late summer and fall-time runs in the state. There are plenty of class III rapids on this river. Some of the challenging rapids that we will paddle through are the Swirlies, Carnivore, Spencer’s Hole, Mill City Falls and many others. The river is lined with beautiful trees, scenic views and a very relaxing atmosphere. The North Santiam offers a great adventure for groups of all sizes. This river is perfect for the entire family. So if you are anywhere is the Willamette Valley and would like a perfect daylong getaway, you cannot beat the North Santiam.
River Drifters offers one-day trips on the North Santiam River in September and October but other dates are available upon request. We provide all of the necessary gear to ensure a spectacular trip (wetsuits and paddle jackets ~ if needed). We meet at 10:00am and are off the river around 3:30-4:00pm. This trip will entice one with beautiful scenery, relaxing floats and several challenging rapids. At the trips end a healthy riverside lunch will be awaiting the hungry rafter!
- Group discounts are given for 12+, 24+ and 40+ people!
- Children are 14 and under
- More about Group and Team Building Trips
Who Can Go?
As mentioned above, the North Santiam River is ideal for large groups of any size as well as families. The minimum age for the North Santiam is four in the summer months (August through mid-September) and 12 during the fall (mid-September through October).
What We Provide
River Drifters provides all the necessary gear to stay warm and comfortable on your adventure (wetsuits, paddle jackets and helmets), all free and if needed! A riverside lunch at the trips end is also included! For a comprehensive list of things to bring for all weather, please see our Spring and Fall Trip List!