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Big Eddy Picnic Area

Clackamas River

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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  • Big Eddy Picnic Area.- Big Eddy Picnic Area
  • View looking out over the Clackamas River.- Big Eddy Picnic Area
  • Clackamas River at the Big Eddy Picnic Area.- Big Eddy Picnic Area
  • Clackamas River at the Big Eddy Picnic Area.- Big Eddy Picnic Area
  • Big Eddy rapids along the Clackamas River.- Big Eddy Picnic Area
  • Clackamas River just above the Big Eddy Rapids.- Big Eddy Picnic Area
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Pros: 
Picnic tables and shaded areas perfect for a summer picnic.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Not too far up the Clackamas River is a quintessential swimming hole ideal for the whole family.  This "picnic area" is perfect for breaking out the cooler, cold-cuts, and ice-chilled beverages and for relaxing on a hot summer day with family and friends.  The few picnic tables that this day-use area provides are shaded by a few bigleaf maples along the riverbank, providing visitors with some relief on the more intense summer days, but there are also several pools of eddied water that offer an even better cooling-off effect.

If you decide to swim, be sure to stay upstream, as the Big Eddy rapids are only 100 yards down river.

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