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.
All Clackamas River trips meet near where we finish our river trip at Moore Creek Boat Access site on the Clackamas River. The site is just east of MP35 on Hwy. 224 about 11 miles east of Estacada, OR. Everyone will change here and leave dry clothes in their vehicle. Once done changing, everyone will travel upstream in a Blue Sky Rafting van to the launch area.
At the launch area, everyone will be outfitted with a life jacket and guides will provide a safety talk as well as explain how to ride and paddle in the raft.