Shorter runs are possible. Normally this is broken down into at least three sections.
At the end of this run where the Clackamas joins the Willamette River at Clackamette Park, a park-and-play feature has emerged at the boat ramp on the Clackamas River where a surf wave forms at the right tide and flow conditions (look for flows of 900-1200 cfs and a minus tide).
Primary Access Points include:
McIver Park (river mile 21)
Paradise Park (river mile 20)
Barton Park (river mile 14)
Carver Boat Ramp (river mile 8)
Clackamette Park (river mile 0)
Letter to Oregon City Mayor Holladay regarding the Clackamette Wave December 13, 2019.
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American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
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We Love Clean Rivers, in partnership with Clackamas River Basin Council, hosts the 10th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas! Sign up today and meet Sunday September 9th, 9am at Barton County Park.
Come on out for the 10th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas Sunday, September 9th! Whether you bring your own boat, grab a seat in a raft or help out on land, there's an opportunity for everyone to help clean up the Clackamas. Registration is required - read more for details!
Volunteers are needed to Clean Up the Clackamas River at the 5th Annual "Down the River Clean Up" Sunday, September 7th 9:30 a.m at Barton Park.
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