North Santiam River Country offers year-round outdoor recreation activities up and down Highway 22 near Salem Oregon.
Experience Oregon’s backcountry the way it was meant to be seen, with over 600 trails to choose from. Get maps at Detroit Ranger Station.
This amazing experience awaits you at Shellburg Falls and Silver Falls State Park.
Challenge yourself on Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway, try Monument Peak Trail near Gates, or pick up the Timber Trail near Idanha.
Snowshoe, snowmobile or x-country ski in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains or downhill ski at Hoodoo. BYO gear.
Play 18 holes at Santiam or Elkhorn golf courses, or toss a disc at three scenic courses near Stayton and Sublimity.
Leave your troubles behind at Breitenbush Hot Springs. Vegetarian fare, clothing optional — a true Oregon experience. But call in advance — this one sells out early.
Unplug and relax. Pitch a tent, sit by a sparkling stream, and gaze at the stars.
Discover the Cascade Mountain Range’s high peaks and spectacular views. Try Triangulation Peak or Stahlman Point trails near Detroit.
With our unlimited natural beauty, you’ll want to take pictures. Share your works of art with the world: #NorthSantiam
Detroit, Pamelia, Elk, and Marion lakes offer cool, clear waters. For all the amenities, Detroit Lake is the choice.
Enjoy your meal by the river, in the woods, or in one of many charming parks, like Aumsville Ponds, Stayton’s Pioneer Park or John Neal Memorial Park in Lyons.
Try geocaching, agate hunting, searching for mushrooms, or follow clues to find engraved “Detroit Rocks.”
Ride the trails near Santiam Horse Camp and in Silver Falls State Park. Make sure to BYOH! (Bring your own horse).
Make memories around a cheerful fire, with hundreds of campsites to choose from. Best to book early.
Each season brings its own beauty along scenic Highway 22, and all from your car window. Stop to stretch at Mill City’s historic railroad bridge or at many riverside parks along Hwy 22.
See our wildlife your way— from your vehicle, boat, or on foot. Bald eagles, osprey, hawks, elk and deer abound, plus Big Foot in Mill City.
Look for spectacular views of majestic Mt. Jefferson along Highway 22 between Gates and Detroit, and from many popular hiking trails.
See big trout, salmon and steelhead before they're released to the wild in fish hatcheries at Marion Forks and Roaring River (Scio).
We are the playground for your motorboat, kayak, canoe, sailboat, paddle board, and jet-ski. Find rentals in Detroit and Mill City.