Clackamas - 2. Collawash River to Three Lynx Power Station

Clackamas, Oregon, US


2. Collawash River to Three Lynx Power Station (Killer Fang Section)

Usual Difficulty II-IV (for normal flows)
Length 9.2 Miles

Killer Fang Entrance

Killer Fang Entrance
Photo taken 02/28/10

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14209500 800 - 3500 cfs II-IV 01h00m 1310 cfs (running)

River Description

See the Killer Fang Section at

Logistics: The usual approach for this run is from Estacada up Highway 224 which becomes FR 46. Head up along the Clackamas River and at Highway 224 mile 45.7 you will cross the river at Sandstone Bridge which is the takeout. Heading up river you will reach one potential put-in at Riverside Campground located at mile 52.6. Alternatively you can continue up to the Collawash confluence and do the full run by going to mile 53.3 and the junction with FR 63. Turn onto FR 63, cross the river and you will find access on the upstream river left side of the bridge.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-02-09 01:50:27

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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February 27 2010 (3010 days ago)
jrwat79 (151468)
Log jam about 200' upriver of Killer Fang. Portage right is your best bet.

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Associated Projects

  • Clackamas Stewardship (OR)
    AW has been a stakeholder in licensing of the hydroelectric projects on this river and protection of key tributaries through the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.


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