OwSR No. 18: Clackamas River

Kayaking Carter Falls during the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Kayaking Carter Falls during the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival | Photo: Zachary Collier

Quick Facts

  • Managing Agency: Mount Hood National Forest (USFS)
  • Designated Stretch: Big Springs to Big Cliff
  • Designation Length: 47 miles (20 miles Scenic and 27 miles Recreational)
  • Outstanding Remarkable Values: Botany/Ecology, Fish, Wildlife, Recreation, and Cultural Resources
  • Wild and Scenic River Designation: October 28, 1988

More Information

Celebrated by Zach Collier on May 20, 2017 by competing in the Inflatable Kayak Slalom during the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival.

Stories

Zach Collier: My first visit to the Clackamas river was for the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival in 2008. The river was flowing at 10,000 cfs and very few people floated the river due to the high water. I was happy to meet many people who were part of the whitewater community at the festival celebrating the Clackamas River. I've been back to the festival every year since.

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