With warmer weather approaching, many people will seek respite and recreation at Clackamas County Parks and the rivers that run through them. Here are a few tips for a smart and safe float down the river.
Remember Your Keys
If you have a car waiting for you downstream, don’t forget your keys.
Take Note of Float Times
- McIver to Barton (From McIver lower ramp) 4-5 hours
- Barton to Carver 3-4 hours Last recommended departure time for Barton to Carver is 4 p.m.
Don’t Get Towed
Barton and Carver Parks close at 9 p.m.
Pack Out Trash
Please pack out all garbage and place in dumpster at the other end of your ﬂ oat. Please respect private property along the river.
Haul Out Empties
Alcohol is not allowed in County Parks, but if you ﬁ nd empty cans or bottles, please haul them out with the rest of your trash.
A life jacket can save your life. Walk the shallows to avoid popping your raft/ﬂoat. A whistle lets you call for help.
Stay up to date on all things Clackamas County Parks at www.clackamas.us/parks.
You can also find out more information about the Clackamas River, including alternatives to floating and paddling, along with maps, checklists and so much more by going to www.mthoodterritory.com/clackamas-river.