If you are visiting the Portland area, fishing the Clackamas River or are just up for some exploring the Clackamas River corridor has a lot to offer. Following HWY 224 to Estacada the opportunities for outdoor excitement billow around you with plenty of options. Parks along the Clackamas River such as Barton Park, McIver Park and others offer plenty of outdoor rec ideas. The drive up 224 can be stunning as you enter the upper river canyon; wildlife viewing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, photography and fishing options are nearly endless just minutes from Portland.
Along the lower Clackamas River at Baron park you might meet with friends to play a game of softball, run the dog or go fishing. Pickniking options abound at Barton and McIver Park. McIver Park which is farther up river and closer to the town of Estacada offers fishing access, camping and a popular Frisbe Golf course.
Driving through the small town of Estacada one cannot help but stop at one of the unique coffee shops for some java or one of our favorites- the Harmony Bakery. Established in 1984 this bakery has enormous donuts that will make your mouth water while oogling them through the glass before you even order. Homemade breads and great breakfasts are also found here.
You will also want to stop by the Fearless Brewing on your way back. Great beer, burgers and a cool local make this a sure bet to fill the hungry on your way home from your Clackamas corridor adventure.
Headed up river east, past Estacada on Hwy 224 you will soon enter the Mt. Hood National Forest. Check for details on what you may need for a forest park pass. Hunting, hiking, fishing and more are natural fits for the Mt Hood National forest. Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson and encompasses the entire upper reaches of the Clackamas River.