Clackamas River Access Sites

Clackamas River Corridor – a wild and scenic river.

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 PGE.

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.

Directions to Clackamas River Access Sites

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Thinking ahead

We’re committed to keeping our parks safe, clean, sustainable and welcoming – but we need your help.

Before you go

  • Make a plan: Check for road closures on your route and research your destination for the possibility of fire bans, reservoir-swimming restrictions or other conditions that may affect your visit.

  • …and a plan B: Make a backup plan in case of crowds. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, come back another day. (Tip: try visiting on weekdays or at off-peak times to beat the crowd!)

During your visit

Keep it clear: Park only in designated areas. Do not double-park or block entrances.

  • Stop the spread: Wear a mask around people outside of your own party and practice social distancing.

  • Leave no trace: Help us protect these natural areas by staying on-trail, packing out your trash, and admiring wildlife from a distance.