kids encyclopedia robot

Ames Creek (South Santiam River tributary) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Ames Creek
Sweet Home OR - Weddle Bridge.jpg
Weddle Bridge over Ames Creek in Sankey Park
Ames Creek (South Santiam River tributary) is located in Oregon
Ames Creek (South Santiam River tributary)
Location of the mouth of Ames Creek in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Linn
Physical characteristics
Main source Cascade Range foothills
near Chimney Rock
2,020 ft (620 m)
River mouth South Santiam River
Sweet Home
551 ft (168 m)

Ames Creek is a small tributary of the South Santiam River in the U.S. state of Oregon. It begins near Chimney Rock in the foothills of the Cascade Range in Linn County. It flows northwest to meet the river at Sweet Home, about 33 miles (53 km) by river from the South Santiam's confluence with the Santiam River. Ames Creek passes under U.S. Route 20 just before entering the river.

Covered bridge

Weddle Bridge, a covered bridge, spans the creek in Sankey Park in Sweet Home. The bridge originally spanned Thomas Creek elsewhere in Linn County but was rebuilt over Ames Creek in 1989.

kids search engine
Ames Creek (South Santiam River tributary) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.