Oregon is usually known for our temperate summer climate and moderate heat waves compared to the rest of the nation, however this year has been the exception. With record breaking temperatures, this summer has been anything but temperate. Thankfully we are surrounded by beautiful water features both naturally formed and man made! Oregon City offers an abundance of great water activities to keep you and your family cool during the hot summer months. That’s why we have put together some fabulous aquatic features that are a must-do!
Just a hop skip and jump away from Oregon City, Portland Water Sports was made for adventurous water lovers. Lacking a boating license and a boat is not an issue with Portland Water Sports. There you will have your very own captain to guide you through Oregon’s river experiences while you enjoy the variety of aquatic sports including wakesurfing, wakeboarding and tubing! Explore their website for their best deals and packages!
eNRG Kayaking is no stranger to Oregon City. This awesome locally owned Kayaking shop offers paddling lessons, youth camps, white water rafting, rentals and more! You just can’t go wrong with eNRG Kayaking! Whatever activity you decide to sign on for you will be sure to have a wonderful time! Check out their website to stay connected with their upcoming events, lessons and tours!
If you are a lover of fishing and haven’t had the privilege to fish in the Pacific Northwest then you shouldn’t wait to book your guided fishing trip with Water Time Outfitters. They offer fishing trips throughout the year on some of the most beautiful and powerful rivers in the state of Oregon! From fishing for shad in the month of June to trout in November and steelhead all year round this is truly a unique and very Pacific Northwest experience you just can’t miss out on. Visit their website to meet their experienced guides and book your next trip or class!
Whether you are in the mood to test your endurance in the lap swim or ready to introduce your kids to swimming lessons, the Oregon City Swimming Pool is a perfect place for all water lovers of every experience levels. This public pool offers a multitude of services including swimming lessons, open and lap swim and even hosts parties and events! Make sure to check out their website to learn their rates and schedules!
If you are looking for a low key place to take the kids while you stay nice and dry the River Crest Park is the perfect place to go! This beautiful park is located on Park Avenue and Harding Blvd in the heart of the Rivercrest neighborhood. The Rivercrest Spray Park is a popular and frequently visited area, ideal for kids to play in the water during the hot summer months. Some of the water features include in-ground and above ground spray nozzles, water cannons, splash buckets and more! This public park is open daily from 10am to 8pm. Make sure to visit the website to know all the park rules and regulations before you head out!
Do you have a favorite water activity that you would like to share? Let us know! We would love to include them in this blog post!
Stay cool and enjoy some of these water fun activities!