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.

1. Bagby Hot Springs

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.

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2. The Spiral Gallery

The Spiral Gallery
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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

3. Austin Hot Springs

Austin Hot Springs
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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

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

Clackamas River Outfitters
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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

6. Stone Circle Cider

Stone Circle Cider
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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

7. Lookfar Journeys, Estacada

Lookfar Journeys, Estacada
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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

8. Things to Do in Estacada: Dream Ridge Stables

Things to Do in Estacada: Dream Ridge Stables
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Dream Ridge Stables is the perfect place for avid equestrians to spend a few fun hours. The stables are located just 10 miles from Oregon City, providing a wonderful urban location for riding lessons, trail rides and boarding. If you have your own horse they will take full or partial care of your horse. At Dream Ridge you need never worry about the rain getting spoiling your equine fun – the stables have 2 indoor riding arenas as well as scenic trails for you to enjoy on good weather days. If you are new to horseback riding you can learn the ropes on a private or group lesson suitable for riders from the age of 3 years.

20524 South Ridge Road, Oregon City, OR 97045, 503 631 8466

9. The Cazadero

The Cazadero
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The Cazadero is a steak house with a difference; here you can look forward to dining with wonderful views of the beautiful Clackamas River. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and supper every day and takes great care to select only the finest local ingredients for all their dishes. You can get your day off to an excellent start with Oregon Berry Pancakes, Corned Beef Hash or their signature All American Breakfast. If you choose to stop by for lunch or dinner you will find and extensive list of delectable dishes on the menu. These include tasty appetizers, a choice of main-course salads and, of course, succulent Angus Beef steaks cooked to order.

352 SE Highway 211, Estacada, OR 97023, 603 630 2900

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