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Oregon whitewater, Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork

Clackamas county, Lower Five Miles to Clackamas River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V(V+)     5 miles
  The Lower Five Miles to Clackamas River section of Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork in Clackamas County is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V(V+) section. The wonderful Clackamas County scenery and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often tougher than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners.
    A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The put-in is not too far from Hood River, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.
You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. When you're paddling down a Central Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The Lower Five Miles to Clackamas River section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This section is long  
enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Cottonwood Meadows Trail is nice fun, and you can have a good hiking adventure along the Roaring River Trail. You'll beyond doubt wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the enjoyable things in the Central Cascade Range. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork, and through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork, Lower Five Miles to Clackamas River 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 - Oak Grove Fork.
 Whitewater Near Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork:
Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork, Clackamas County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Lower Five Miles to Clackamas River)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9.2 miles long (Collawash River to Three Lynx Power Station)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12.5 miles long (Three Lynx Power Station to North Fork Reservoir)
Collawash River, Clackamas County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (Mile 5.5 bridge to Two Rivers Picnic Area)
Roaring River, Clackamas County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Road 4611 to Roaring River Campground)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (June Creek Br. to Collawash River)
Collawash River, Clackamas County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Elk Lake Creek to river mile 5.5)
Zigzag River, Clackamas County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (Tollgate to Sandy River)
Breitenbush River, Marion County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 8.2 miles long (Cleator Bend Campground to Detroit Lake)
Sandy River, Clackamas County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.5 miles long (Lolo Pass Road to Marmot Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 21 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 24 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 27 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 34 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 57 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 72 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
White Pass, Washington , 87 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 98 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Marinas Near Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork:
Detroit Lake Marina, Detroit , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork:
BW PREMIER COLLECTION Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 13 miles away
The Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mt. Hood Inn, Government Camp , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sandy Inn, Sandy , 24 miles away
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort And Spa, North Bonneville , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork:
Lake Harriet - Mount Hood National Forest, Sandy, 2 miles away
Ripplebrook - Mount Hood National Forest, Sandy, 2 miles away
Rainbow - Fish Creek Mt, Welches, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork:
Cottonwood Meadows Trail, Clackamas , 4 miles away, 2.5 hiking miles, 1564 feet elevation difference
Roaring River Trail, Clackamas , 4 miles away, 7.2 hiking miles, 4083 feet elevation difference
Bagby Trail, Clackamas , 5 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 602 feet elevation difference
Dry Ridge Trail, Clackamas , 6 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 3204 feet elevation difference
Rhododendron Ridge Trail, Clackamas , 7 miles away, 4 hiking miles, 887 feet elevation difference
Bull of the Woods Trail, Clackamas , 7 miles away, 3.1 hiking miles, 2348 feet elevation difference
Cold Spring Trail, Clackamas , 8 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1284 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork:
Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon , 15 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
Detroit Lake State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Clackamas River - Oak Grove Fork
Lake Lenore, Clackamas , 9 miles away
Frying Pan Lake, Clackamas , 16 miles away
Cougar Lake, Clackamas , 18 miles away

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