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Kayaking in Clackamas River, Portland, Oregon USA

Lenght:
83 mi/133.5 km
Located in northwestern Oregon, Clackamas River is a 83 mi/133.5 km river, mostly crossing beautiful forested landscapes or agricultural fields.

In between Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson, it begins its course in Marion County. Its upper and lower sides are both kayaking spots.

The lower River is closer to Portland and is quite spacious with few kayakers, making it more appropriate for beginners, while the opposite stands for the upper River. That has strong rapids reaching class IV and is preferred by most of its visitors, due to the thrilling experiences that promises to give them. Three Lynx Power Station and North Fork Reservoir are the most well known spots. Conveniently located close to Portland, it is ideal for a brief get away or a full day trip.

There you will find plenty of hotels and restaurants, if you want to spend the night.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Salem
58,4 miles (93.98 km) 1 h. 20 min.
Start by going east towards Church St NE. Turn left to Capitol St NE and continue towards Portland Rd NE. Turn right in order to enter I-5 N towards Portland and drive for about 13 miles. Take exit 271 to OR-214 towards Woodburn, turn right to OR-214 S (there are specific signs) and enter OR-214 S for about 16 miles. Turn right to OR-214 S and drive for another 17 miles and then turn right to OR-224 E/Clackamas Hwy. After 5,5 miles you will reach your destination.
BY CAR FROM Portland
35,6 miles (57.29 km), 53 mins
Via OR-224 E take exit I-205/OR-213 S/OR-224 S towards Oregon City/Estacada and enter I-205 S/OR-213 S/OR-224 E. Take exit 12A to enter OR-212 E/OR-224 E/Carver Rd towards Clackamas and turn right on OR-224 E/Clackamas Hwy.
BY AIR
Portland International Airport,
38,6 miles (62.12 km) 52 minutes

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