Blue Sky Rafting, Clackamas River Whitewater

WATER PLAY

Explore the closest whitewater rafting and kayaking to Portland, Oregon, on Mt. Hood Territory’s seven rivers and more than 40 lakes. Whether motorized or human powered, water play can happen fast on a jetboat ride or slowly as you relax at Bagby Hot Springs.

Follow the Sandy River Water Trail  through epic to modest rapids or join a whitewater rafting trip on the  Wild and Scenic Clackamas River. Fish from a kayak or boat at the many lakes in The Territory. In the summer, take a plunge in the  clear and refreshing waters in the great outdoors or at The Territory’s parks and aquatic centers.

Tour the Willamette River while dining aboard the Portland Spirit, a paddle wheel boat. Immerse yourself in some cultural history while floating in a replica Native American dugout canoe.

Learn how to kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard (SUP). A number of guides and instructors deliver unforgettable water  adventures. Rent boats, boards and other gear for DIY waterplay.

TRIP IDEAS
Vacations Where Couples Experience Romance and Adventure
Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory was recently featured in USA Today’s article “Nine outdoor getaways in the U.S. where romance and adventure meet.” The article highlights notable activities thro...
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Couple with daypacks walk across footbridge covered with leaves to begin a hike in the Molalla River Recreation Corridor.
Our Rivers Are Ready For You This Summer
In Mt. Hood Territory, when the sun comes out, everyone heads to the water. There are numerous water sport activities to enjoy, including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and whitewater rafting. You...
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6 Ways to Enjoy the Clackamas River
The Congressionally designated Wild & Scenic Clackamas River has more than water play to boast about. check out our 6 best ways to play on - and near - the water for your next trip to Mt. Hood Territo...
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Water good time at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival
Summer cometh, and in Oregon that means one thing: time to hit the water, or in this case, white water. Do you know the Carter Bridge rapid? It’s one of the prettiest, trickiest and most easily a...
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Whitewater Festival on the Upper Clackamas River
For Fun Just Add Water
From fishing for salmon to shooting rapids or kayaking on a peaceful lake, if you’re into water sports, then Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory is the place for you.  Our lakes and rivers a...
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Circular photo of snow-covered Mt. Hood with low cloud bank over foothills as seen from Trillium Lake
Fly fishing in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
They say a bad day fishing beats a good day working. It's even better when your good day working is fishing as I experienced this morning with Mark from The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches.  I grew...
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Fisherman in red shirt and waders using bright orange line on his reel stands in middle of Sandy River and casts his fly
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