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Oregon whitewater, Sandy River

Clackamas county, Marmot Dam to Revenue Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     6.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Oregon is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. If you're coming from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Clackamas County and the water flowing gracefully down Sandy River make the trip here worthwhile. The campgrounds here at Sandy River are
    pretty good. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section is long enough to enjoy
a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. When you're paddling down a Central Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This river system is full of great paddling sections,  
the Marmot Dam to Revenue Bridge section is just one of them. The Marmot Dam to Revenue Bridge section of Sandy River in Clackamas County is 6.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Fanton Plaza Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. At Sandy River you always meet someone from Sandy, and George W. Joseph State Park is a beautiful spot any time of year. This is such a great river. Have a tremendous hiking adventure along the Eagle Creek Cutoff. Bridal Veil Falls State Park is a good site to stop at.

Sandy River, Marmot Dam to Revenue Bridge 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 Sandy River.
 Whitewater Near Sandy River:
Bull Run, Clackamas County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (Bull Run Road to Sandy River)
Sandy River, Clackamas County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Marmot Dam to Revenue Bridge)
Sandy River, Clackamas / Multnomah County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 13.5 miles long (Revenue Bridge to Oxbow Park)
Eagle Creek, Clackamas County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 11 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Eagle Creek Road)
Clackamas River - South Fork, Clackamas County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 0 miles long (South Fork Clackamas Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Destination Wilderness, Clackamas County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Washougal River, Clark/ Skamania County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.3 miles long (Highway 140 to Washougal)
Clackamas River, Clackamas County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 21.8 miles long (McIver Park to Mouth)
Roaring River, Clackamas County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Road 4611 to Roaring River Campground)
Washougal River - North Fork, Skamania County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Mile 7 to Washougal River)
 Ski Areas Near Sandy River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 30 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 33 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 36 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 53 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 77 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
White Pass, Washington , 81 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 89 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 89 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Beaches Near Sandy River:
Sundial Beach, Multnomah , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Sandy River:
BEST WESTERN Sandy Inn, Sandy , 7 miles away
BW PREMIER COLLECTION Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 15 miles away
The Resort At The Mountain, Welches , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandy River:
Bigfoot Lodge and Trailer Court, Sandy, 2 miles away
Armstrong - Mount Hood National Forest, Sandy, 4 miles away
Gone Creek - Mount Hood National Forest, Sandy, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sandy River:
Eagle Creek Cutoff, Clackamas , 10 miles away, 7.3 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Fanton Plaza Trail, Clackamas , 11 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1787 feet elevation difference
Old Baldy Trail, Clackamas , 12 miles away,  11 hiking miles, 638 feet elevation difference
Dry Ridge Trail, Clackamas , 14 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 3204 feet elevation difference
Big Bend Trail, Multnomah , 14 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 538 feet elevation difference
Arrah Wanna Trail, Clackamas , 14 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 3154 feet elevation difference
Coffman Camp Trail, Clackamas , 15 miles away,  8.6 hiking miles, 2759 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sandy River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 66 miles away
George W. Joseph State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Bridal Veil Falls State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Guy W. Talbot State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandy River:
Orchard Hills Golf And Country Club, Washougal , 13 miles away
Eagle Creek Golf Course, Eagle Creek , 14 miles away
Mountain View Golf Course, Boring , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandy River
Sesters Reservoirs, Multnomah , 10 miles away
North Fork Reservoir, Clackamas , 11 miles away
Clear Lake, Clackamas , 15 miles away

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