The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in Marion County negotiating a lease with the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers by indicating they would donate $500 to assist in improvement of the entrance road. The Chamber was sponsoring the "White Water Challenge" at the time, and wanted to use the park as a point of assembly and raft launching. The park is contiguous to land leased by the State Fish Commission for a salmon egg collection station. The Park and Recreation Commission named the park "Packsaddle" because Packsaddle Creek flows through the area. The park is primarily used by drift boaters, fishermen, and sightseers.
Hours8:00 a.m. to Sunset
LocationLocated 2 miles east of the City of Gates of Highway 22.
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