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ClackFest Whitewater Festival 2024

Get ready to ride the rapids at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival, returning May 17-19, 2024! This long-running event for whitewater enthusiasts is a chance to test your skills on the mighty Clackamas River, fueled by spring rains and early snow melt.

The festival is a gathering of people from all over who love whitewater paddling. It started in 1984 as a challenge between friends and has grown into a large celebration of the sport. There are events for all skill levels, from drift boat slalom and cartaraft slalom to kayak races and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) races.

The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is not just about competition, though. It’s also a great opportunity to bond with other paddlers, learn new skills, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Clackamas River.

If you’re interested in attending the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival, be sure to register in advance. You can find more information and registration details on the festival’s website.

Here are some other things to keep in mind if you’re planning to attend the festival:

  • The festival is held near Estacada, Oregon, a scenic drive from Portland.
  • The Clackamas River is running deep this time of year, so be sure to dress for the weather and water conditions.
  • There will be food, gear, and fuel available for purchase at the festival.
  • Carpooling is recommended, as parking can be limited.

Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a curious onlooker, the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is a great way to experience the thrill of whitewater rafting and kayaking. So mark your calendars and get ready for a weekend of fun and adventure!