AllAboutRivers Rafting Homepage Rafting Trips - Detailed descriptions of rafting trips Rafting Outfitters - Complete list of all rafting outfitters Kayak & Canoe Guides River Towns - Find rafting trips and outfitters near your town Kayak Schools - Learn to Kayak Rafting Photo Gallery About Contact Home AllAboutRivers Rafting Homepage
Clackamas River Oregon - River Trips for Kayaking & Canoeing Clackamas River
AllAboutRivers Online Rafting Guide
Lodging Accommodations
Unguided Trips Homepage
Link to Us
Add a Listing

 Search allaboutrivers
Enter a keyword to search

Advanced Search


site home  :: self guided home  :: U.S. river guide  :: Oregon River Trips  :: Clackamas River Oregon

Kayaking & Canoeing Clackamas River Oregon

June Creek Bridge to Collawash River
 map of June Creek Bridge to Collawash River
Put-in:  June Creek Bridge
Take-out:  Collawash River
Difficulty:  Class III+
Length:  8 miles
Killer Fang Run
 map of Killer Fang Run
Put-in:  Collawash River
Take-out:  Sandstone Bridge
Difficulty:  Class IV (V)
Length:  8.5 miles
Three Lynx Run
 photos of Three Lynx Run  map of Three Lynx Run
Put-in:  Three Lynx Power Station
Take-out:  North Fork Reservoir
Difficulty:  Class III (IV)
Length:  13 miles
Cazadero Dam to Milo McIver Park
Put-in:  Cazadero Dam
Take-out:  Milo McIver Park
Difficulty:  Class III, IV
Length:  2.5 miles
Milo McIver State Park to Barton County Park
 map of Milo McIver State Park to Barton County Park
Put-in:  Milo McIver State Park
Take-out:  Barton County Park
Difficulty:  Class II
Length:  8 miles
Barton Park to Carver
 map of Barton Park to Carver
Put-in:  Barton Park
Take-out:  Carver Boat Ramp
Difficulty:  Class II
Length:  6 miles
Carver to the Willamette River
 map of Carver to the Willamette River
Put-in:  Carver
Take-out:  Clackamette Park
Difficulty:  Class I, II Continuous
Length:  8 miles
Upper Bridge to Main Put-In Road/Trail- North Fork
Put-in:  North Frok Reservoir Dam
Take-out:  Main Put-In Road/Trail
Difficulty:  Class IV+
Length:  4 miles
Put-In Road/Trail to North Fork Reservoir
Put-in:  Put-In Road/Trail
Take-out:  North Fork Clackamas Reservoir
Difficulty:  Class V
Length:  3.5 miles


The Clackamas River is a tributary of the Willamette River that stretches nearly 83 miles long in northwestern Oregon. The headwaters of the Clackamas River are in the Cascades Mountains in Mount Hood National Forest, just north of Mt. Jefferson. The river supports Coho and Chinook salmon runs as well as steelhead. It is named after the Clackamas Indian tribe that once lived on the river.

The Clackamas carves through an impressive gorge lined with old-growth Douglas-fir trees. Rafters may see Bald Eagles, the Northern Spotted Owl and even the threatened Peregrine Falcon.

Forty-seven miles of the Clackamas River, from Big Springs to Big Cliff, was added to the National Wild and Scenic River System in 1988. The most popular section of the river to raft is the Upper Clackamas which has countless rapids and spectacular scenery.

This is one of the closest rivers to Portland, so for those who are on a time budget it is the perfect half or full day get-a-way.

Both the Upper and Lower Clackamas River is open to private boaters and rafters. The lower section is an excellent place to begin whitewater boating, as the river is wide at normal flows and generally uncrowded despite its popularity and proximity to Portland. The Upper section is filled with class III+ and IV rapids like Powerhouse, Carter’s Bridge Falls, Hole in the Wall, Toilet Bowl and Bob’s Hole, and is considered an Oregon favorite, especially the section between Three Lynx Power Station and North Fork Reservoir.

Guided River Trips Rafting Outfitters Kayak & Canoe Guides River Towns Photo Gallery Learn to Kayak
Site Home Guides Home Contact AllAboutRivers About Us Privacy Policy Site Map

Active Travel Network: Rafting Guide  -  Kayaking Guide  -  Lodging Guide  -  Online Store  -  Tour Bend

Clackamas River Oregon - River Trips for Kayaking & Canoeing Clackamas River
Shortcuts to Rafting Trips
  • Arizona White Water Rafting Trips
  • California White Water Rafting Trips
  • Colorado White Water Rafting Trips
  • Georgia White Water Rafting Trips
  • Idaho White Water Rafting Trips
  • Maryland White Water Rafting Trips
  • Montana White Water Rafting Trips
  • New York White Water Rafting Trips
  • North Carolina White Water Rafting Trips
  • Oregon White Water Rafting Trips
  • Pennsylvania White Water Rafting Trips
  • South Carolina White Water Rafting Trips
  • Tennessee White Water Rafting Trips
  • Utah White Water Rafting Trips
  • Washington White Water Rafting Trips
  • West Virginia White Water Rafting Trips
  • Wyoming White Water Rafting Trips
    Shortcuts to Rafting Outfitters
  • Arizona Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • California Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Colorado Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Georgia Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Idaho Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Maryland Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Montana Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • New York Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • North Carolina Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Oregon Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Pennsylvania Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • South Carolina Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Tennessee Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Utah Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Washington Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • West Virginia Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
  • Wyoming Whitewater Rafting Outfitters
    Shortcuts to River Towns
  • Alaska River Towns
  • Arizona River Towns
  • California River Towns
  • Colorado River Towns
  • Georgia River Towns
  • Idaho River Towns
  • Maine River Towns
  • Maryland River Towns
  • Montana River Towns
  • Nevada River Towns
  • New Mexico River Towns
  • New York River Towns
  • North Carolina River Towns
  • Ohio River Towns
  • Oregon River Towns
  • Pennsylvania River Towns
  • South Carolina River Towns
  • Tennessee River Towns
  • Utah River Towns
  • Virginia River Towns
  • Washington River Towns
  • West Virginia River Towns
  • Wyoming River Towns

    The Most Popular Rivers for White Water Rafting
  • Arkansas River Rafting Trips
  • Cache La Poudre River White Water Rafting
  • Chattooga River Rafting Trips
  • Colorado River Rafting Trips
  • Deschutes River Rafting Trips
  • Gauley River Rafting Trips
  • Green River Rafting Trips
  • Kern River Rafting Trips
  • Middle Fork of the Salmon Rafting Trips
  • New River Rafting Trips
  • Ocoee River Rafting Trips
  • Rogue River Rafting Trips
  • Salmon River Rafting Trips
  • Salt River White Water Rafting
  • Snake River Rafting Trips
  • South Fork American River Rafting Trips

    The Most Popular River Towns for White Water Rafting
  • Anchorage Alaska Rafting
  • Atlanta Georgia Rafting
  • Bend Oregon Rafting
  • Boise Idaho Rafting
  • Breckenridge Colorado Rafting
  • Denver Colorado Rafting
  • Fairbanks Alaska Rafting
  • Fayetteville West Virginia Rafting
  • Gatlinburg Tennessee Rafting
  • Hartford Tennessee Rafting
  • Jackson Wyoming Rafting
  • Kalispell Montana Rafting
  • Ketchum Idaho Rafting
  • Lake Placid New York Rafting
  • Maupin Oregon Rafting
  • Moab Utah Rafting
  • Missoula Montana Rafting
  • Park City Utah Rafting
  • Portland Oregon Rafting
  • Phoenix Arizona Rafting
  • Salida Colorado Rafting
  • Sacramento California Rafting
  • San Francisco California Rafting
  • Santa Fe Mexico Rafting
  • Seattle Washington Rafting
  • Sun Valley Idaho Rafting
  • Taos New Mexico Rafting
  • Vail Colorado Rafting

    Online Store Categories
  • River Guide Books
  • Kayak Touring Guide Books
  • Instructional Media
  • Lifestyle Books & DVD's
  • Fishing Guide Books
  • Road Atlases & Maps
  • Life Jackets (PFD's)
  • Whitewater Kayaks
  • Kayak Safety Gear
  • Kayak Sprayskirts
  • Canoe & Kayak Paddles
  • Outerwear Apparel
  • Women's Footwear
  • Men's Footwear
  • Dry Bags & Boxes
  • Insulation Apparel
  • Lifestyle Apparel
  • Car Racks & Storage
  • Camping Gear
  • Inflatable Boats
  • Raft Accessories
  • Outfitting & Repair
  • Kayaking Accessories
  • Fishing Kayaks
  • is published and operated by
    Quicksilver Interactive Media, Inc.

    © 1999-2018 Quicksilver Interactive Media, Inc. - All Rights Reserved