Estacada is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, about 30 miles southeast of Portland, at the base of the majestic Mt. Hood National Forest, on the banks of the Upper Clackamas River. Estacada is known for its natural hot springs, including Bagby Hot Springs and Austin Hot Springs. Estacada’s Spiral Gallery is a co-op art gallery established in 2002 that attract a large number of urban and suburban visitors. For those who would like to try sturgeon fishing on Clackamas River, Charlie Foster and his NW Sturgeon Adventure will take you just to the right spots on the river. Clackamas River Outfitters will provide you with the right gear. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Bagby Hot Springs
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Bagby Hot Springs is located deep in the Mount Hood National Forest, about an hour-and-a-half drive from Portland, Oregon. Besides offering a pleasant bath in naturally warm water, the views of the Cascade Mountains from Bagby Hot Springs are breathtaking. These natural hot springs are surrounded by towering ancient firs next to a secluded tributary of the Clackamas River, about forty miles from Estacada, Oregon. The springs are easily accessible by a well-maintained trail and offer a unique experience. The facilities are fairly primitive and the bathers enjoy a dip in the hand-hewn tubs and cedar plumbing. The springs are named after Bob Bagby, a hunter and prospector who found them in 1880, although the springs were used by the native peoples for a long time.
2.The Spiral Gallery, Estacada, Oregon
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The Spiral Gallery is a co-op art gallery established in 2002 in Estacada Oregon, on the Clackamas River, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Located only about 30 minutes from Portland, the gallery attract a large number of urban and suburban visitors besides a supportive local crowd. The gallery members are active artists practicing in different disciplines. They participate in many local functions, such as the Summer Celebration in July. Every first Friday of the month, the Spiral Gallery offers monthly Featured Artist, a popular wine and cheese event. There are usually about 30 artists at the gallery, artists whose work compliments existing work in the gallery.
341 Broadway St, Estacada, OR 97023, Phone: 503-630-7273
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3.Austin Hot Springs, Estacada, Oregon
Austin Hot Springs are natural hot spring heated by volcanic activity in and along the Clackamas River, among the majestic trees of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Located about 60 miles from Portland, Austin Hot Springs, also known as Carey Hot Springs, are easily accessible and attract hundreds of visitors each year. Hot water runs from several sources on both sides of the river, as well as from the river bottom, directly from hydrothermal vents. The main Austin soaking area is on the roadside of the Clackamas River. There are pools of different sizes and different temperature. The closer to the river, the colder the water is. Bathing in the Austin Hot Springs can be dangerous because it can have a sudden burst of very water.
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4.NW Sturgeon Adventures
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Whether you live in Estacada, Oregon, or are just visiting and want to fish for sturgeon, Charlie Foster and his NW Sturgeon Adventure is the way to go. Charlie is an expert sturgeon fishing guide who has fished the area near Portland, Oregon his entire life. He knows the right time of day to fish for sturgeon, the best sturgeon baits, the currents they like best, their traveling patterns and migration routes. Charlie’s clients enjoy the comfort and safety of his custom-built 2017, 29 foot Alumaweld formula Vee. The boat is fully covered and heated for bad weather and is powered by a 300 HP Mercury outboard.
392 SE Regan Hill Loop, Estacada, OR 97023, Phone: 503-820-1189
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5.Clackamas River Outfitters, Estacada, Oregon
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Clackamas River Outfitters is a small business working on getting people ready to go outdoors and on the water. With three locations, in downtown Estacada and inside Milo McIver State Park and Timber Park, Oregon, Clackamas River Outfitters offers new and used gear, paddling rentals, snowshoe rentals and more. They offers paddleboard, kayaks, paddleboards, raft, river tube, accessories and life jacket rentals. They sell them as well. Clackamas River Outfitters also organize guided river and lake tours, including Estacada Lake Weekday Kayak & Paddleboard Tour, Clackamas River- Milo McIver Park Run and One-On-One Kayak & Paddleboard Instruction.
3670th Timber Park 752, 798 NW Industrial Way, Estacada, OR 97023, Phone: 503-586-3241
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6.Stone Circle Cider, Estacada, Oregon
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Stone Circle Cider is a family-run business operated from the family farm located about 25 miles outside of Portland in Estacada, Oregon. This beautiful 36-acre property with lovely views of the Willamette Valley and Coastal Range Mountains had been growing Christmas trees, but in 2015 the family began planting the heirloom variety cider apples. They blend English bittersweet apples with American heirloom apples in all of ciders. They press apple juice in the fall, let it ferment and age slowly through the winter and spring. Once it is ready, they enjoy it the rest of the year. Their signature cider is Farmhouse Dry, dry "scrumpy" style cider, inspired by the traditional ciders of the English West Ccountry. This cider is made from a blend of more than 12 varieties of cider apples.
36797 SE Kemp Rd, Estacada, OR 97023, Phone: 503-826-7385
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7.Lookfar Journeys, Estacada, Oregon
Lookfar Journeys is a travel agency in Estacada, Oregon that specializes in Western and Eastern European vacations. They can also book domestic travel, organize plane tickets, Amtrak trips and more. All travel details and itineraries can be organized to suit every particular customer. Whether you are traveling with your partner, with your family, or with food allergies., Lookfar Journeys can set everything up to make your journey effortless, fun and trouble-free. Their services are free, they are paid by the travel suppliers. Based on your wishes, they will prepare an itinerary that will include a day-by-day schedule of flights, hotels, attractions, day excursions, event tickets, suggestions for shopping and restaurants based on the group size and ages, maps and photos and city guides included.
P.O. Box 1541 Estacada, Oregon 97023, Phone: 503-333-7494
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8.Fearless Brewing Co., Estacada, OR
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Fearless Brewing is a Viking-themed brewery and cannery in Estacada, Oregon, located at the base of the majestic Mt. Hood National Forest, on the banks of the Upper Clackamas River. Fearless Brewing Company was established in Estacada on June 6, 2003 by the Johnson family. The Johnsons chose the Viking theme to honor Ken Johnson’s Swedish ancestry. The names for some of the beers follow the theme of fearless Nordic warriors. Fearless beers won numerous awards, including Gold Medal for the Best of Craft Beer in 2016, and are distributed in Oregon, Washington and Canada. Fearless Brewing Company’s pub is great place to rest and relax after a day of rafting or fishing on the river or hiking in the woods. It is comfortable and relaxing, with soft chairs and spacious booths, games and magazines, and even a few books. Their menu offers vegan and vegetarian options and their soups and chili are homemade.
326 Broadway St, Estacada, OR 97023, Phone: 503-630-2337
8 Best Things to Do in Estacada, Oregon
- Bagby Hot Springs, Photo: Bagby Hot Springs
- The Spiral Gallery, Estacada, Oregon, Photo: The Spiral Gallery
- Austin Hot Springs, Estacada, Oregon, Photo: Kristina/stock.adobe.com
- NW Sturgeon Adventures, Photo: NW Sturgeon Adventures
- Clackamas River Outfitters, Estacada, Oregon, Photo: Clackamas River Outfitters
- Stone Circle Cider, Estacada, Oregon, Photo: Stone Circle Cider
- Lookfar Journeys, Estacada, Oregon, Photo: bodnarphoto/stock.adobe.com
- Fearless Brewing Co., Estacada, OR, Photo: Fearless Brewing Co.
- Cover Photo: City of Estacada - Government
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