Welcome To The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

After a 3 year hiatus due to wildfire closures and Covid-19 restrictions, our team is working hard to bring the whitewater community back together for 2023.  Check back soon for more details.

The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival was first held in 1984 by an informal group of river lovers. It’s a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities. May 20th & 21st, 2023 will mark the 37th anniversary of this great event on the Upper Clackamas River. The goal 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! Enter 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.

Please be aware that ALCOHOL IS ONLY ALLOWED IN THE BEER GARDEN per our OLCC permit and in accordance with our USFS Permit.

Alchohol use is not allowed at any other time or anywhere else during the event.   Click here to view Policies and Permits.