About Us

We regret to inform you that due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 as well as highway and campground closures caused by the Riverside Fire, the UCWWF has decided to postpone the 2021 festival.  We hope to see you all in 2022! 
The health of our whitewater community is our number one concern and although this is only the 2nd cancellation in our festival’s long history, we’re confident it’s the right choice! 
The UCWWF would like to thank our volunteers for all the hard work, time and dedication that has already gone into planning this year’s event as well as the racers, vendors, and sponsors who planned on participating.
Our team will be working hard over the next year to bring the whitewater community back together for 2022. Until then we hope that everyone stays healthy at home and we look forward to seeing you next May.

The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival was started in 1984 by the Northwest Rafter’s Association. It’s a weekend of fun and exciting whitewater activities. 2022 will mark the 37th anniversary of this great tribal gathering.  Actual date in May TBD.

The festival became an independent Non-Profit organization in 2013. This organization is dedicated to continuing the festival into the future and strives to embrace the entire Whitewater community.

The Mission of the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is to:

  • Promote river education
  • Safety
  • Competition
  • Camaraderie
  • River stewardship

Beyond these noble missions the UCWWF looks to gather boaters together for a rip roaring good time doing what we all love to do. This is the goal of the annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival – to provide you with a place to learn, to challenge, to bond and simply spend a GREAT weekend with your fellow boaters. Please volunteer for the festival!