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. The park features primitive campground and day-use area with drinking fountain and restroom facilities. Picnic tables dot the grass, making North Santiam State Park 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.
Yes, but if you want to use the power and lights, you will need to pay the usage fee of $50.
No. North Santiam has nine primitive hike-in or boat-in campsites. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
2 vehicles per site are allowed. Each vehicle must display the permit from the Self Registration Envelope. The first vehicle comes with the price of the site and the second vehicle is $7 per night extra.
No. Camping is limited to the established campsites.
The first park land was given to the state by Marion County in 1937. Later, private purchases added to the area in 1952 and 1958. Ellen B. DeWitt gave a small tract in 1965 and the State Highway Division transferred the final acreage in 1968. The Santiam River was named for the Santiam Indians, a Kalapooian tribal group that held the surrounding territory at the time of Euro-American contact.