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Alder Flat

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Campsite at Alder Flat (bobcat)
Alder-shaded beach on the Clackamas River (bobcat)

Description

Alder Flat is an area of shaded campsites on a bend of the Clackamas River. Alders bend over the flowing waters and a high bluff downriver is in a constant state of erosion. A breccia-like rock formation in midstream is known as Skull Island. The swimming hole here is safe as long as you don’t head out into the full current. The campsite is more primitive than it was: most of the picnic tables, the outhouse and fire pits have succumbed to vandalism/lack of maintenance over the years and have not been replaced.

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