Clackamas, Oak Grove Fork - Lower Five Miles to Clackamas River

Clackamas, Oak Grove Fork, Oregon, US


Lower Five Miles to Clackamas River

Usual Difficulty III-V(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 132 fpm
Max Gradient 160 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14209250 250 - 500 cfs III-V(V+) 01h25m 101 cfs (too low)

River Description

Gradient, mile-by-mile: 160, 140, 160, 100, 100. See the description of a flow study, conducted 10/24/01, on Jason Rackley's excellent Oregon Kayaking site.



StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-04-08 00:30:26

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 6 2017 (589 days ago)
robcruser (157924)
On 6/5/17, paddled from the confluence with Shellrock Creek 2 miles down to Harriet Lake (above
this run). Much of this run is visible from the road or with a short walk into the woods. Very
continous Class II, with a couple of Class IIIs at about 600 cfs outflow from Timothy Lake with
only one mandatory portage in the first mile, followed by numerous portages in the last mile to the
lake including a giant, difficult logjam. I highly recommend getting out after the bridge at the
Harriet Lake cutoff. The continous gradient in the first mile makes for few eddies and should be
approached with extreme caution. Rob Cruser


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.