Mill Creek Buell County Park to Sheridan

Salem, Oregon

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This run on Mill Creek is quite enjoyable at high water when numerous class 2 surfing waves develop. After 7 miles, Mill Creek empties into the South Fork Yamhill River, but because there is no access nearby, you must travel 3 miles down the Yamhill to the take-out in Sheridan. The 3 miles of the South Fork Yamhill, with its gradient of 5 fpm, are uneventful; but when Mill Creek has adequate water, the Yamhill rolls along, making it only a 15- or 20-minute trip. Trees can block the entire river, but the alert boater will find it possible to land in time.
Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers

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Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers

by Pete Giordano & the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club (The Mountaineers Books)

This run on Mill Creek is quite enjoyable at high water when numerous class 2 surfing waves develop. After 7 miles, Mill Creek empties into the South Fork Yamhill River, but because there is no access nearby, you must travel 3 miles down the Yamhill to the take-out in Sheridan.

The 3 miles of the South Fork Yamhill, with its gradient of 5 fpm, are uneventful; but when Mill Creek has adequate water, the Yamhill rolls along, making it only a 15- or 20-minute trip. Trees can block the entire river, but the alert boater will find it possible to land in time.

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Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Salem
Distance: 10
Class: Class II
Season: Best in rainy season; Flow: 500–1500 cfs
Driving Directions: Directions to Mill Creek: Buell County Park to Sheridan

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May 2018