Clackamas River Access Sites

A wild and scenic river

PARK ALERT: Clackamas River access sites are closed due to wildfires in the Mount Hood National Forest.

All day use areas are closed indefinitely.


COVID-19

We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) as we operate our park and recreation facilities.

Face coverings are currently required statewide and at our recreation sites for indoor public spaces at all times.

They are required for outdoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Oregon, visit the OHA.

For recommendations on how to protect yourself while at parks, visit the CDC.

WILDFIRES

Area wildfires affected our parks along the Clackamas River and in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Here is the status of our parks:

  • Limited access: Timothy Lake’s trails are open; however, the road along the south shore remains closed by Forest Service orders. The lake and trails are accessible by foot, bicycle and horse from nearby trailheads.
  • Closed indefinitely: Timber Park, Faraday Road, Promontory Park (effective 11/1), Clackamas River Access Sites and Lake Harriet



Paddle and raft in the Clackamas River

The Clackamas River corridor is a mecca for outdoor recreation just outside of Portland. Along its banks you can find plenty of paddling, hiking, bicycling and camping. And from our river access sites, you can launch your watercraft for up to 13 miles of class II-IV whitewater rapids, take in the canyon’s grand views or just enjoy the mountain-fed waters of the Wild and Scenic Upper Clackamas. Download a Whitewater Recreation Map.

The Clackamas also has adult salmon and steelhead migrating upriver almost year-round.

River access sites details

The river access sites are open year-round. The sites are free and open to the public. PGE manages three river access sites along the Clackamas River in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service:

  • Moore Creek Boat Access Site at milepost 35.3 has a restroom and a non-motorized boat launch.
  • Hole in the Wall Boat Access Site at milepost 41 has a restroom, changing rooms, and non-motorized boat launch.
  • Sandstone Boat Access Site just past milepost 45 near Indian Henry Campground is the farthest up the Clackamas and has a non-motorized boat launch.

Be sure to take a look at our Parks & Recreation Rules.

Directions

The River Access sites are east of Estacada on Hwy 224 near mileposts 35, 41, and 45.

Contact us

For more information, use our contact form, or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.