Clackamas River


Whether you are looking for a scenic float filled with wildlife (ospreys, herons, fish swimming through the crystal clear water, and even bald eagle), an introduction to the world of river-running, or a perfect place for our summer camps, the Lower Clackamas is the place for you! Beginning off of Olallie Butte and flowing through the 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.


Rafting, Inflatable Kayaking, Whitewater Instruction, Summer Camps


Accessible between McIver and Clackamette Park


8 and up

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  • Raft $65 | Inflatable Kayak $80
  • Choose from three different stretches of river: Carver to Clackamette, Barton to Carver, McIver to Barton. Call for reservations and more information regarding each section.
  • Group $125 | Private $250
  • This beginner class II rapids offer a variety of play spots for learning the basics of whitewater kayaking. Three sections provides ample variety for full day instruction.
  • Discovery $395 | Adventure $445
  • The lower clack provides a great learning spot for our youth programs. Kids can try whitewater rafting and inflatable kayaking on our Discovery Camp and hardshell kayaking at Adventure Camp.

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Choose your craft

A variety of crafts are available to best fit your needs. Rafts or inflatable kayaks transport you to this wonderful wilderness filled with splashy fun.

Ideal Location

The Clackamas River is a great beginner stretch of whitewater just 20 minutes from Portland. Three different stretches provides a different experience each trip.

World Class Guides

Our ACA / First Aid / CPR certified guides will give you the safety and the paddling tips needed for an enjoyable experience that opens up the doors for future whitewater kayaking instruction.

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The meetup location is at our shop in Oregon City (Clackamette Drive, Oregon City OR 97045) right below the beautiful Willamette Falls.

Fun for all ages

Call eNRG Kayaking for accomodations regarding age, dependent on prior experiences.


Contact us if you have additional questions!
(503) 772 - 1122

Bring water, sunscreen, hat / sunglasses, and clothing that can get wet. A change of clothes and rain gear for wind or rain is recommended based on weather conditions.

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your start time. Give extra time on warm days as parking space is more limited then. 

We will provide credit, free rescheduling, or a 75% refund with more than 21 days in notice. Camps you cancel 14 days prior are subject to a 50% refund or credit, and cancellations occuring less than 14 days are non-refundable. We do not prorate tuition for days missed due to illness or injury.

Physical distancing will be maintained when possible. Masks will be worn when students are within 6 feet of each other. Temperatures willbe check on arrival and hand sanitizer will be available to wash hands both before and after meals. Equipment wil be washed after use. Parents will drive children to the river when possible to minimize shuttles. There will be no overnights.