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Milo McIver State Park to Barton County Park Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Clackamas River

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Milo McIver State Park to Barton County Park Info
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Put In:  Milo McIver State Park
Take Out:  Barton County Park
Difficulty:  Class II + Pool Drop
Gradient:  17 ft/mi
Run Length:  8 miles
Current Streamflow:  2540 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:30 AM - CLACKAMAS RIVER AT ESTACADA, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  503-261-9246. Clackamas River at Estacada.
Good Level:  800 - 3,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

High water creates a sticky hydraulic in the first rapid

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Permit:  None required.Parking pass required at both put in and take out.
Character/Similar To:  River flows through rural lowlands and parks. At moderate flows this run is good for less experienced paddlers.
Hazards:  At high water a large hole is formed in the first rapid that can keep boaters and logs.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Private with public parks and river accesses.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Camping at Milo McIver State Park
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 35 miles Southeast of Portland
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: Milo McIver State Park is located near the town of Estacada. Oregon Highway 224 crosses the Clackamas at the south end of Estacada. From this bridge, follow the signs to the park on the left bank. Follow the road in the park down the hill and put in at the boat ramp. There is an entrance fee to the park.

Take Out: Barton County Park is located just south of the town of Barton off Oregon Highway 224. Barton is located about 3 miles northwest of the town of Eagle Creek and about a mile southeast of Bunghardts Mill on OR Hwy 224. Follow signs from Barton to the Park. There is an entrance fee to the park.

Milo McIver State Park to Barton County Park on the Clackamas River

At medium flows this is a great run for intermediate paddlers. The hardest rapid of the run is located just downstream of the put in, it can be easily scouted, portaged, or you can put in below it. Most of the rapids on this run are located with in the first 2.5 miles. For a short afternoon put in at the most upstream portion of Milo McIver Park and take out at the most downstream portion. Below Milo McIver Park the river slows down and turns into pool drop class II until you reach the take out at Barton County Park.

Last Edited by josho on 4/26/2011

Towns near Milo McIver State Park to Barton County Park Kayaking

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

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