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UPPER CLACKAMAS WHITEWATER FESTIVAL


31st Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

May 17 & 18th, 2014


Register For Races Here!


The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival was first held in 1984 by an informal group of rafters calling them selves the "Oregon River Rats." Planned by Russ Snively and friends with the support of volunteers from the Northwest Rafters Association, the "River Rats" were determined to challenge each other to a contest of skill running a race through the Carter Falls section of the Upper Clackamas River east of Estacada, Oregon.

It's a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities.  This year's festival marks the 31st anniversary of this great tribal gathering.

The festival gathers boaters together for a rip roaring good time doing what we all love to do: raft and kayak! The goal of the annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is to provide you with a place to learn, to challenge, to bond and simply spend a GREAT weekend with your fellow boaters. Please consider volunteering for the festival!

Event Raffle

Enter to win an OS Systems Drysuit! We're bringing back our raffle for a chance to win a custom built drysuit from our great local manufacturer! A $5 raffle ticket could be your ticket to the most comfortable drysuit made. Visit the registration booth at the festival for your chance at this great opportunity. 


2013 Festival Video

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Featured Pages

Silent Auction & Raffle

Silent Auction & Raffle

February 27, 2011

Silent Auction & Raffle | Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

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Un-Pinning Your Boat and Rope Systems

Un-Pinning Your Boat and Rope Systems

February 27, 2011

Un-Pinning Your Boat and Rope Systems | Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

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Boat Demos

Boat Demos

February 1, 2012

Boat Demos

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Videos

Videos

February 10, 2012

Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival videos.

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Emergency Raft Repair

Emergency Raft Repair

April 18, 2013

How to make an emergency field repair to your raft.

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Please be aware THIS IS A NO ALCOHOL EVENT in accordance with our USFS Permit. Alchohol use is not allowed anywhere in the festival area or banks of the river adjacent to the festival site.

No Alcohol Policy

 
Clackamas Whitewater Festival Operates Under Special Use Permit with the US Forest Service. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs Persons with disabilities who require.) alternative means for communication of program information - (Braille large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326 W. Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964(voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.