Big Surf!

Big Surf! recreation swims consist of an hour and a half swim session, including the wave pool, waterslides and kiddie pool. Online pre-registration is recommended.

Big Surf! recreation swim is the perfect time to experience all the exciting features at North Clackamas Aquatic Park! This recreational swim time is open to the public and features 400,000 gallons of fun. Rain or shine, the water is always a comfortable 86 degrees year-round!




North Clackamas Aquatic Park features several swimming pools, water slides and a 29-ft rock climbing wall. Slides vary in their journey from two twisting tubes of adventure to a drop slide for the more daring! The 29-foot rock wall features three different routes, each with a varying level of difficulty, from easy to difficult and with trained staff to help.

Featured swimming pools include:

  • Wave pool with 4-foot waves and both deep and shallow areas for play
  • Interactive area with cascading fountains of fun
  • Kiddie pool with Sammie the Seal slide for those under 6 years of age
  • Large hot tub for those over the age of 18


Big Surf! Recreational Swim Hours:
Two swims offered Saturdays & Sundays Noon – 1:30 p.m. or 2 – 3:30 p.m.

The facility will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4, and Monday September 2nd.

Register Here

Click here for rates

Know before you go…

  • Individuals 9 years and younger must be accompanied in the water by a responsible supervisor 13 years of age or older and must have a responsible supervisor on site at all times.
  • Individuals 48 inches and taller may ride the red, purple and yellow slides.  Individuals less than 48 inches tall may ride the Sammie the Seal slide.
  • Denim, or swimwear with buckles, rivets or zippers are not permitted on the water slides.
  • Showers are required before entering the water.
  • Goggles are not allowed on the slides or the diving board.
  • Floating devices and life jackets not approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and water wings are not allowed in any of the pools.
  • Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to use the hot tub.