A great park-and-play spot.
This rapid is located at an island so go left to check out Carnivore or just pass by on the right.
Usually runnable year round. Two major rapids: Spencers hole(III) and Mill City Falls(III). During most flow levels the falls are more technical to the right with the center and left side more mellow.
The gauge referred to here is upstream of this run at Niagara. Another gauge is located downstream of this run.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Take Hwy. 22 to Mill City. The take-out is downstream of the bridge in town and there are a couple different streets you can use to get there. One option is at Hwy. 22 mile 30.3 turn south on Alder, go 50 yds., turn west on NE Wall St., and head 0.2 mile to park along the street within site of the bridge. The take-out is downstream river right of the old railroad bridge. There are also restrooms here.
To reach the put-in, head upstream to Hwy. 22 mile 35.8 and turn into Packsaddle Park. This park provides convenient river access with a concrete boat ramp. An alternate access is available at Minto Park located at Hwy. 22 mile 34.4.
To get to Spencer's for park and play head to Hwy. 22 mile 31.4 turn south onto Central St. Head up river 1.1 mile and park along the road. Parking is limited here with a thin shoulder but there is a trail that takes you to Spencer's. Vegetation obscures the view but you should hear the rapid and just keep looking for the bedrock that extends out into the channel.
Mill City Falls
Mill City Access
Packsadde Park boat ramp
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