The Clackamas River is one of the classic paddling rivers of Oregon. The upper stretches of the river drain the Cascade Mountains just south of Mt. Hood and lie in the National Forest bearing its name. Classic rapids such as Bob’s Hole and Toilet Bowl are on this section of river. The Lower Clackamas is a fantastic section of river for beginner kayakers. From Barton Park down to the confluence with the Willamette River at Clackamette Park the rapids are class 1 and 2. These rapids are the “bunny slopes” of whitewater and perfect for learning how to whitewater kayak. Northwest River Guides teaches classes all spring and summer long on this river- the water is low and warm making it great for learning. Come join Northwest River Guides for a great introduction to whitewater kayaking.