About Us

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.

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. 2023 will mark the 37th anniversary of this great tribal gathering.  This year’s festival will be held the weekend of May 20th & 21st, 2023.

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!