Bear Creek is on the Little North Fork of the Santiam River, strategically located between BLM's Canyon Creek and Elkhorn Valley parks. A HUD Open Space grant reimbursed Marion County for part of the acquisition costs. A trail system has been developed through the park and down to the riverbank where a deep pool is available for swimmers. Land and Water funds reimbursed Marion County for development of a paved parking area and roadway through the park. Picnicking and water activities highlight fun uses in the park.
Hours8:00 a.m. to Sunset
Location31 miles from Salem, Santiam Highway, one mile above Mehama, turn left at bridge, seven miles up North Fork Road.
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For More Information Contact:Parks Coordinator5155 Silverton Rd.Salem, OR 97305503-588-5036