33rd Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival
May 14th & 15th, 2016
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 33rd 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!
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.
2015 Festival Video
2014 Festival Video
2013 Festival Video
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.
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.