Description - North Santiam State Park plays host to some of the most beautiful riverfront in the area. It is one of the finest steelhead fishing spots on the North Santiam River.
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North Santiam State Recreation Area
- North Santiam State Recreation Area is an undisturbed day-use area with drinking fountain and restroom facilities. Picnic tables dot the grass, making North Santiam a great place to stop to stretch and eat a picnic lunch. Hiking trails show the beauty of the large old-growth trees and the river.
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park.
Recreation - North Santiam offers opportunities for picnicking, fishing and hiking within a scenic riverfront setting.
Climate - Climate in this region changes with elevation. The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as wet heavy snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long. Late spring, summer and early autumn bring the best chance for clear, sunny days and bring moderate temperatures.
North Santiam is located in the Willamette Valley Region, along Oregon Highway 22, 4 miles west of Mill City.