Take Highway 20 east from Salem. In about 30 or 40 miles you 'll pass through a small town called "Gates." Just two miles further east turn into a small park and follow the footpath down to the river
This is a wonderful find. I will certainly go back and photograph all along the Santiam River.
Along the North Santiam River just off Highway 22 in Oregon. About a half mile hike down to the river.