11:00AM – 11:45AM | SETUP | once you have entered the park, follow the road all the way to the boat ramp. Look for a black BMW sedan with a red balloon attached, that is the meeting point.
12:00PM | LAUNCH | This is when we’ll be getting on the river, so please make sure that your tube is inflated and you are at the loading dock ready to go by 12:00 sharp.
LUNCH: We will be stopping 1/2 way down the river to get out and have a packed lunch on the bank and take a break. Word of advice, put your lunch in a waterproof bag.
19009 SE Barton Park Rd
Boring, OR 97009
14888 S Springwater Rd.
Oregon City, 97045
– float suitable for a river
– water bag for belongings
– water shoes, NOT flip flops. The river bed is slippery rocks and they hurt like hell on bare feet.
– paddle (highly recommended so you can navigate)
– food + beverages (stay hydrated!)
– air pump for your float that has an adaptor for a car.
IMPORTANT: Bring inner tubes that are made for river floating, anything made for a swimming pool might not last when you scrap rocks in the shallow areas.
IF YOU ARE BRINGING SMALL CHILDREN: put a life vest on them. no exceptions (please). While the Clackamas is an easygoing body of water, there are sections with whirlpools. Drownings have happened, even by strong teenagers.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: I am currently looking into shuttle service, more information to come soon. If there won’t be shuttle service, than everyone will have two options: either buddy up with a friend and leave a 2nd vehicle at the End Point (Carver Park) and then carpool up to the starting point (Barton Park), or pay for a Uber/Lyft (around $15.00). If you plan on leaving a 2nd vehicle at the End Point, get there before 10:30AM!!! That small parking lot at the end point fills up fast on the weekends and is usually full by 11:00.
There is plenty of parking at the Starting Point (Barton) and is $6.00.
ALCOHOL: Please note – even unopened and in a cooler, alcohol is illegal in the park (but legal on the river) and the boot ramp is considered part of the park. You may be asked to show the contents of your cooler by Sheriff’s Deputies who sometimes randomly show up at Barton and do monitor the boat ramps.
MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!