Canyon Creek – Little North Fork Santiam River

Canyon Creek - Little North Fork Santiam River

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Canyon Creek - Little North Fork Santiam River

Canyon Creek - Little North Fork Santiam River

Canyon Creek - Little North Fork Santiam River

Canyon Creek - Little North Fork Santiam River




Surrounded by old-growth forest Canyon Creek Recreation Site is a beautiful place where you could easily spend an entire day. This spot is popular among families with kids. An access from a parking area is short and easy.

Managed by BLM, Canyon Creek offers a picnicking, camping, swimming and jumping opportunities. A big swimming area on a bend of the Little North Fork of the Santiam River with a broad sandy and pebble beach make this destination a popular spot on a hot summer day. A big rock across the river is used for jumping. The current is slow. Small rapids that connect a few small pools and feed the bigger pool are used by kids for the natural waterslides.

There are a few picnic sites, a hand pump for potable water, and a restroom.



General Description

Access allowed: May - September from dawn until dusk
Walking distance: Short
Day-use fees: Yes
Passes: Interagency Senior/Access/Military Pass
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Moderate
Accommodations: Elkhorn Valley Campsite
Managed:  Marion County, BLM

GPS: 44.801, -122.4787
Elevation: 900 ft (274 m)

Canyon Creek is located:

  • 9.3 miles east of Lyons
  • 33 miles east of Salem
  • 78 miles southeast of Portland
  • 81 miles northeast of Eugene.

Characteristics

Body of water: River
Water quality: Transparent
Current: Moderate
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Sand and river rocks
Water T° (summer): Cool

Activities

Swimming
Rock jumping
Hiking
Fishing

Service

Vault toilets
Potable water
Garbage service
Picnic sites



Directions to Canyon Creek Recreation Site

  • From Salem, drive approximately 24 miles east on State Highway 22 to N Fork Road/Little North Fork
  • Turn left onto North Fork County Road
  • Continue 7.3 miles to your destination on the left.

Phone: 503-897-2406
BLM






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