Santiam, Little North, Oregon, US
1. Battle Axe Creek to Gold Creek (Opal Creek)
||IV-V (for normal flows)
LITTLE NORTH SANTIAM RIVER NEAR MEHAMA, OR
400 - 20000 cfs
Uncertain of best range for boating. Please help your fellow boaters! Add a comment or report. Gauge is way downstream, thus is only an indication of flows.
See Opal Creek Headwaters
run and Upper Opal Creek
descriptions on Oregonkayaking.net for more
information on what's up in this drainage.
These hike-in runs can be paddled as an addition to the Gold Creek to Three Pools
Logistics: From Highway 22 mile 23.2 turn onto Little North Santiam Road (this turn is at a
flashing light on the west side of the Highway 22 bridge across the North Santiam). Head up this
road paralleling the river and at mile 16.9 where the road comes to a Y turn right onto Forest
Road 2207. Follow this road down 0.7 mile to 3 Pools which is the take-out. To reach the put-in
head back up to the Y and this time take the left fork onto Forest Road 2209. Follow this road to
the gate at mile 21.1. From here you will hike in to the Merten Mill historic site (put-in for
Upper Opal) or continue on up past Jawbone Flat and above the confluence with Battle Axe Creek.
Jawbone Flat is about 3 miles up the trail and the location of the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center which is a great place to spend
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Last Updated: 2009-08-30 05:23:25