Plan Your Trip
The Lower Clackamas during lower summer flows is safely floated or paddled by thousands of people. During the shoulder seasons it is floated by fisherman, rafters, kayakers, and whitewater paddle boarders. However, if you are considering a float, swim or paddle for the first time on the Clackamas, please visit our trip planning page.
LAND & WATER ACKNOWLEGEMENT CLACKAMAS PEOPLE
From time immemorial, the Chinookan tribes, referred to as the Clackamas People, have called this area home, and are still strongly connected to the river today. The Clackamas People caught year-round runs of salmon, steelhead, pacific lamprey, and built canoes and plankhouses from the wood of western red cedar trees that are found in the watershed. (language taken from CRBC 2015 Interpretative signs)
We PADDLE in it. We FISH in it. We PLAY in it. And sometimes… We just sit and LOOK at it.
I Drink the Clack
When you visit and enjoy the Clackamas River, please remember that it supplies drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people. By preserving the Clackamas River as a high quality drinking water source we can help minimize future drinking water treatment costs, while being good stewards of the river. Sustaining this precious resource is one of our top priorities.