The Clackamas River

The lower Clackamas is the perfect place to enjoy a flow!

Whether you are looking for a scenic float filled with wildlife or an introduction to river-running, this is the river for you!

Beginning off of Olallie Butte and flowing through Mt. Hood National Forest, the Clackamas River is a classic whitewater river in close proximity to Portland. This trip will take you through a tranquil stretch of easy class I-II rapids with scenic views of eagle nests and Mt. Hood. This trip lasts about 2.5 hours.

The Clackamas River is about a 20 minute drive from Portland. We meet at Clackamette Park in Oregon City at the confluence of the Willamette and the Clackamas River. eNRG Kayaking will provide a paddle, life jacket, & boat needed for your trip. All you need to bring is sun protection and some extra water!

You get to choose your craft for your trip. We highly recommend an inflatable kayak (either single or tandem), where you will be in control and likely to get a little more wet. If you are looking for a tamer experience, consider selecting a raft to explore the river with up to 6 of your closest friends and an experienced guide. The choice is yours!

Where: We meet-up near the boat ramp at Clackamette Park – 1955 Clackamette Dr., Oregon City. Look for an eNRG vehicle 15 minutes before the trip start time.


Clackamette Park

Clackamette Park
1955 Clackamette Dr
Oregon City, OR 97045

Age Restrictions: There is a minimum age of 8 years old for a child to paddle on their own. We do offer tandem kayaks for a child to partner with an adult. If a child is small (around 4 years old) the parent can often paddle with the child in their lap.


eNRG Kayaking’s number one goals is your safety throughout these trips. For this reason, eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to postpone trips due to flooding river conditions or inclement weather (high winds & lightning). We appreciate your understanding when Mother Nature decides not to cooperate with our schedule.

eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to reschedule a trip due to low enrollment in a course. We need a minimum of 4 people to run a trip.

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