Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival – Vendors

Special thanks to our whitewater equipment vendors for helping to make the Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival a very special event! Many of the vendors are generously donating items to our silent auction and sponsoring the race events which allows us to offer these fun events at a greatly reduced rate which allows more people to get out on the river.

CRO Logo Clackamas River Outfitters – Your source for paddlesports rentals, tours, and instruction on the Wild & Scenic Clackamas River.  We offer paddleboard, kayak, paddle, and life jacket rentals at our on-water locations inside Milo McIver State Park and Timber Park. Our shop in downtown Estacada has paddleboard, kayak, inflatable kayak, raft, river tube, and accessories rentals. Looking to buy gear? We do that too!  
DRL-Logo-Larger.jpg DRL River Gypsies – Offering the best deals on SOTAR, AIRE and NRS boat packages.  We strive to offer the highest quality boat packages for the most competitive prices.
Oregon River Gear – Purpose built products for your water bound adventures.
sotar.jpg Over the years SOTAR has vetted most of the industry engineering techniques for inflatables. What we have pioneered and championed is a material that will slip over rocks, hold up to decades of abuse, and quite possibly never require a patch.
NA.gif Next Adventure started in 1997 by a couple of longtime friends named Deek & Bryan. We love to play in the outdoors, and our goal is to make it easy and inexpensive for you to get out there and enjoy it, too!
Class Five Adventure Gear – was founded by life-long river enthusiast, Jesse Fisher. Along with his innovative spirit, Jesse’s combined experience as a seasoned outfitter and professional welder, led to the creation of his premier product: The North Fork Frame. Constructed of lightweight, durable aluminum, The North Fork Frame  provides the advantage of improved portability over traditional rowing frames. Weighing in at 38 pounds, it’s light enough for any person of average strength to handle, but durable enough to withstand even the roughest big water conditions.
At Rogue Gear Works we have a passion for all things outdoors, and believe that quality gear is a necessity.  Our time tested products are a reflection of our passion, and will help you enjoy yours. Running class V whitewater? Heading on a quiet camping trip?  Check out our creations and fuel your fire for the outdoors.
 GoodWaterlogo.jpg Goodwater Boat Works – The premier inflatable boat repair and maintenance shop in the northwest.  We are a female owned and operated repair, rental and sales center. Taking pride in providing the upmost professional work, while maintaining low cost and quick turn around times. Located in the Portland area; servicing inflatable kayaks, rafts, and dry suits from all around the country.
eNRG Kayaking is one of the top paddling schools in the Northwest. We buy, sell, and rent canoes, kayaks, rafts, SUPs and associated equipment in Oregon.
RecreTec – Simply put, we strive to build the best raft and cataraft frames on the market. What does that mean? It means that even though we’ve been doing this since 1972, there is no perfect frame. We’re constantly trying to improve a time tested product, which is not easy. The only way we can do that is to not only have passion for the outdoors where our products live, we also have to be excited everyday about fabrication and listen to our customers. Through thousands of hours of real world feedback and in house R&D, we believe we have succeeded in offering the most versatile range of adventure rafting products available today.
River Station is proud to be part of the Arkansas River community. Our company was born in true dirtbag style. We didn’t want to get a “real” job, so we focused on our true passion for whitewater and the outdoors and created River Station. Offering multiple styles of throw bags, mesh bags, thwart bags, dry bags and other accessories. Every stitch in our gear is done on the rim of the Royal Gorge, it’s literally our backyard. We want to provide our river friends near and far with high quality, safe, stylish outdoor gear.
Go Light Outdoors – Your Source for Quality Lightweight Whitewater Equipment, including the “International Travel” cataraft packages designed to be transported on commercial airlines to worldwide destinations. We also offer one of the lightest, best handling, high-kick catarafts on the market that weighs in as little 40 pounds for the set of tubes. Accessories include full break-down aluminum frames, custom mesh bags, and custom travel bags for tubes and frames.
US Forest Service

Clackamas County Ranger District, Mount Hood National Forest

Supervisory Fish Biologist – Kari McClellan, PhD

PGE Parks and Recreation Division
A small group of kayakers started Team River Runner (TRR) in 2004 with the goal of helping veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. We now offer paddling opportunities to veterans and their family members in more than 60 locations across the nation. TRR is more than an adaptive sports program; it’s a community that offers opportunities for friendship, new-found purpose, and community service.  Join our veterans on their river to recovery and enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of nature, whether it’s a whitewater rapids or a peaceful lazy river!
Kellan’s Dogs A place with a fun spin on the classic hot dog we all love!
PNW Kettlecorn

Many old friends and familiar faces (and a bunch of new ones) are attending the Festival this year.  Listed above are the folks who’ve signed on so far. This list is growing as we get closer so check back.

Please take a few minutes and check out their web sites. If you see something you like call them and ask them to bring it out to the festival with them. The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is the very best opportunity to meet these fine folks and see up close and in person the latest and greatest gear they have to offer. Many will be offering special discounts  for people attending the Festival.

Also, besides our vendors there will be several river awareness groups on hand to share their knowledge. Be sure to check them out and see how you can contribute to help in the ongoing battles to preserve our resources and the ever diminishing access we have as boaters.

Download Vendor/Sponsor Application Form here.