The Clackamas River is our home river and our most popular rafting trip. The Clackamas is one of the premier white water rivers in Oregon and is within easy reach of anywhere in the Portland metro area. Lush old-growth forests line the bank of this steep canyon and reflect off the crystal-clear water.
Spring trips offer the biggest white water with large waves and powerful currents. Pools between each rapid provide a chance to regroup before powering through the middle of the next rapid. As the weather gets warmer in the summer, the rapids require more maneuvering but still provide plenty of opportunities to get wet.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hole in the Wall Boat Access Site|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the trip.|
All Clackamas River half day trips meet at the Hole in the Wall Boat Access Site on the Clackamas River. The site is located at MP41 on Hwy. 224, about 17 miles east of Estacada, OR. You can change here and leave dry clothes in your vehicle. Once done changing, we will gather at the launch area and Blue Sky will outfit everyone with a life jacket, paddle and a helmet (if requested). Before we launch, guides provide a safety talk as well as explain how to ride and paddle in the raft.