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UPPER CLACKAMAS RAFTING: WHITE WATER HALF DAY

An adrenaline-pumping adventure near Portland, OR

RAFTING NEAR PORTLAND Overview

A senic Scantiam River rafting float.

Experience

  • Class III+ Whitewater
  • Guided
  • Rafts
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Logistics

  • 3 hours
  • 7 mile average
  • Moore Creek Boat Ramp
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Person

  • No experience required
  • Ages 7+
  • Weight 60-300 lbs
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Price

  • Rafts: $75/person

The Upper Clackamas is a classic stretch of Oregon Whitewater Rafting.  As one of the most accessible class 3+ sections of whitewater rafting to Portland Oregon, it is one of the most popular rivers for rafting. 

Experience
Class III+
Whitewater
Guided
Rafts
Logistics

3.5 hours
6 mile average
Oregon City
Person
No experience experience required
Ages 8+
50 lbs to 300 lbs
Price
Rafts: $65/person
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Clackamas River Rafting Details

About 20 minutes outside of Estacada Oregon, your trip starts by meeting your guides at the Moore Creek rafting access. There are bathrooms and changing rooms there, and you will be suited up with wet suits / booties, and PFDs.  You will leave your car here and get a ride up in our van to the Hole in the Wall River access point about 7 miles up river.  After a safety talk and one last potty break, you will receive a paddle talk from your guides and set off into whitewater.  

Just downstream you will navigate Hole in the Wall Rapid which is a thrilling class III+ rapid.  You will get a chance to view the Clackamas River Trail and the post fire landscape on the way down toward Fish Creek Rapids.  You will run Armstrong and Carter Bridge (the biggest rapid on the section), and then continue down through Big Eddy, Toilet Bowl and Bob’s Hole.  You will leave about river reading and teamwork as you navigate the rapids with your guide steering the boat.

As you finish the run you will feel a sense of awe and new found respect for not only the river, but the landscape.  You can see more of the spectacular geography now post fire, and it is truly one of Oregon’s unique whitewater runs not to be missed.

Operating by permit authorized by the US Forest Service in Mount Hood National Forest.

PRICES: 
Rafts – $75/person

Pricing - Rafts
$65/person

PREPARE FOR YOUR CLACKAMAS RAFTING TRIP

AFTER BOOKING: Sign online waivers and share them with your fellow party members. Waivers must be filled out by each party member on every visit.

WHAT TO BRING: Water, sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, and additional warmth layers / change of clothing based on weather. Bring a change of clothing for afterwards.

WHERE TO GO: Moore Creek Boat Access. The site is located on the right at MP35 on Hwy 224, 11 miles east of Estacada, OR.

ARRIVAL TIME: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time.

WHAT WE PROVIDE: Guide, craft, lifejacket, helmet, booties & wetsuit (option), and a paddle.

OUR RAFTING POLICIES

CUSTOMIZATION: Please call eNRG Kayaking at (503) 475 – 3357 for large groups or other special requests and exceptions.

RESTRICTIONS: No Alcohol allowed. Ages 7+. Must be at least 60 lbs.

WEATHER: Trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions including lightning, high winds, and excessive smoke onsite.

ENROLLMENT: 4 person minimum per tour. Parties may be combined to meet this number.

IF WE CANCEL: eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to postpone or cancel any trip due to inclement weather, under enrollment, or other unforeseen circumstances, and will issue a full refund in this instance.

IF YOU CANCEL: 72+ hours notice – 85% refund, free reschedule, or voucher for paid amount. 72-24 hours notice – free reschedule or voucher for paid amount. 24-0 hours notice – all refund/benefits forfeited.

We do not prorate tuition for days missed due to illness, injury, or inappropriate behavior.