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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
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Carver to the Willamette River Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Clackamas River

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Carver to the Willamette River Info
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Put In:  Carver
Take Out:  Clackamette Park
Difficulty:  Class I , Class II Continuous
Gradient:  9 fpm
Run Length:  8 miles
Current Streamflow:  2540 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:30 AM - CLACKAMAS RIVER AT ESTACADA, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  800 - 3,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

Dam Controlled, runs all year

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Lots of the rapids on this run are S-turns with large standing waves on the outside and middle, while the inside of the corners are soft eddies.
Hazards:  Some rapids may cause trouble for beginner open boaters or kayakers.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft,canoe,touring,inner tube
Land Ownership:  Mostly private residential areas
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From Clackamas drive down Oregon 224 for 4 miles until you reach the town of Carver. Put in just upstream of the bridge at the boat ramp.

Take Out: From the put in, at the south end of the bridge take a right onto Clackamas River Road. When you reach the intersection with Washington Street/Oregon 213 turn left. After 1 Mile turn right and cross the railroad tracks. Take the first right after the tracks onto McLoughlin Boulevard. Follow this road for .5 miles until you reach Clackamette park, take out here.

Towns near Carver to the Willamette River Kayak Tours

Albany Oregon
Clackamas Oregon
Gresham Oregon
Hood River Oregon
Lebanon Oregon
Madras Oregon
Portland Oregon
Salem Oregon
Sandy Oregon
Tualatin Oregon

Other Resources

Conservation Organizations
  • Rogue Riverkeeper
  • Water Watch
  • Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • Lower Columbia Canoe Club
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Oregon Whitewater Association
  • Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Travel Guides
  • Oregon Vacation & Travel Planner