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Packsaddle County Park

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • North Santiam River and the USACE Minto Fish Collection Facility.- Packsaddle County Park
  • North Santiam River from Packsaddle County Park.- Packsaddle County Park
  • North Santiam River.- Packsaddle County Park
  • The boat ramp at Packsaddle County Park.- Packsaddle County Park
  • A picnic area at Packsaddle County Park.- Packsaddle County Park
  • Vault toilet facilities at Packsaddle County Park.- Packsaddle County Park
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Pros: 
Ideal put-in/take-out spot for North Santiam River.
Cons: 
Little shoreline for basking in the sun. Too shallow for swimming. Only one picnic table.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Located nearly 40 miles east of Salem on the North Fork of the Santiam River, Packsaddle County Park is a modest, 6-acre riverside destination.  Formed from an easement that Marion County leases from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers near Packsaddle Creek, the park features a few picnic tables, a vault toilet, some shallow waters for wading during mid-summer, and its primary function and amenity, a boat ramp.

More than anything else, Packsaddle County Park is one of the key put-in and take-out points for the North Santiam.  Drift boaters, fisherman, and kayakers who put-in here commonly make the 8-mile voyage (Class II to III+) down to Mill City, and those taking out at Packsaddle often put in at Big Cliff Dam, a 4.7-mile river journey featuring Class III-V rapids.

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