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Oregon whitewater, Clackamas River

Clackamas county, McIver Park to Mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     21.8 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon are harder than the national norm, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The nature scenery of Oregon and the water flowing gracefully down Clackamas River beats anything. Whitewater paddling here in the Central Cascade
    Range is a great experience. The McIver Park to Mouth section of Clackamas River in Oregon is 21.8 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river,
but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. The campgrounds here at Clackamas River are pretty good. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back  
for more. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the McIver Park to Mouth section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Milo McIver State Park is both fine and stunning, and it's in the vicinity of Clackamas River, and you can always enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Sundial Beach. That right there is a lot of fun things already but it goes on, the Central Cascade Range has it all. Clackamas River is a place with many visitors from Beavercreek; you beyond doubt have to stop at Bonnie Lure State Park since you're here. This river is so wonderful.

Clackamas River, McIver Park to Mouth road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Clackamas River.
 Whitewater Near Clackamas River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Oregon River Experiences, Clackamas County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 21.8 miles long (McIver Park to Mouth)
Molalla River, Clackamas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Table Rock Fork to Glen Avon Bridge)
Clear Creek, Clackamas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.8 miles long (Oregon 211 to Redland Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Clackamas County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mollala River - North Fork, Clackamas County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Dead Horse Canyon Creek Bridge to Mollola River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Portland River Company, Multnomah County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Reachout Expeditions, Clackamas County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Sandy River, Clackamas / Multnomah County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 13.5 miles long (Revenue Bridge to Oxbow Park)
Butte Creek, Clackamas/ Marion County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.5 miles long (Fault Line to Oregon 213)
 Ski Areas Near Clackamas River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 50 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 53 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 57 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 61 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 62 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 86 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 90 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
White Pass, Washington , 98 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Clackamas River:
Clemens Marina, Gladstone , 9 miles away
Ducks Moorage, Portland , 11 miles away
Will Jan Moorage, Portland , 11 miles away
Big Eddy Marina, Portland , 11 miles away
Waverly Marina, Portland , 13 miles away
 Beaches Near Clackamas River:
Sundial Beach, Multnomah , 12 miles away
Broughton Beach, Multnomah , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Clackamas River:
Clackamas Inn And Suites, Clackamas , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn - Portland-Clackamas, Clackamas , 7 miles away
Comfort Suites Clackamas, Clackamas , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND SE - CLACKAMAS AREA, Gladstone , 7 miles away
Days Inn Clackamas/Portland, Clackamas , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clackamas River:
Barton Park, Boring, 6 miles away
Milo Mciver State Park, -blank-, 7 miles away
Mobile Estates, Portland, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Clackamas River:
Pine Crest Trail, Clackamas , 18 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 783 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Clackamas River:
Bonnie Lure State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Milo McIver State Park, Oregon , 8 miles away
Mary S. Young State Park, Oregon , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clackamas River:
Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course, Clackamas , 4 miles away
Oregon City Golf Club at Lone Oak, Beavercreek , 4 miles away
Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course Driving Range, Clackamas , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Clackamas River
Willamette Falls Hydroelectric Power Reservoir, Clackamas , 9 miles away
Blue Lake, Multnomah , 11 miles away
Lake Oswego, Clackamas , 13 miles away

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