North Clackamas Aquatic Park Milwaukie
Where is it at?
North Clackamas Aquatic Park
7300 SE Harmony Road
Tel: 503 557-7873
Where are we going today?
No matter what it's like outside, you can always enjoy Big Surf at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park!
Everyone can have fun and learn how to thrive in the water while playing in the many FUN features that you can make a splash in!
In fact, there are actually several swimming pools at the Big Surf Center at North Clackamas Aquatic Park. With over 400,000 gallons of water, there is certainly a LOT of splashing to do!
In addition tot he many indoor pools, there are fun water slides to be enjoyed, and a wave pool that will actually recreate 4 foot waves, so it's just like you are enjoying a swim in the ocean!
Little ones will be in their element too with the shallow areas perfect for play. More serious swimmers can enjoy the 6 lane competition lap pool, and a very fun 13 foot deep diving well with a 1m diving board.
Perhaps it's time to practice those tricks on the diving board!
North Clackamas Aquatic Park also has a fun interactive area with cascading fountains, as well as a cute kiddie pool with a fun Sammie The Seal slide for those little ones under 6 years.
Did we mention there is even a 29 foot rock wall at the water park? There are three difference routes, each of which have a different difficulty level, so you can start with the easy climbs and work your way up to the very difficult. It's not only great for kids to build their coordination and strength, but it also builds their confidence too!
Make a SPLASH with the whole family at Oregon's family fun aquatic park!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 3 years with paying adult (max 2 kids)
When can we go?
Timings vary across the year
All year round
They have swimming classes which are great to learn the basics and really improve, as well as parent pre-school sessions.
The Surfs Up Cafe is filled with tasty treats, including pizza, chips, nuggets, and hot dogs. .
There are picnic tables in the park area outside the aquatic centre where you can enjoy your own lunch. The Surfs up Cafe also has healthy options like turkey and wraps.
Any Top Tips?
They love to celebrate birthdays so why not give your child a splashing birthday celebration!.
Doing our bit
They allow coast guard approved lifejackets, and they do also have lifejackets available free of charge.
Need a little extra help?
They have special Aqua classes designed to be slow moving and assist anyone in rehabilitation. Any other special needs give them a call to see how they can help!.
Can I get one of those?
There are lockers available to rent on a daily basis.
Some of the other activities such as the rock wall have additional fees. .
What people are saying?
by Sativa Jane
WORST place EVER. Incompetent young people with power trip issues. I was harassed the ENTIRE time which I ended up immediately leaving it was so bad. Front desk "customer service" is a joke. Are there no managers for these kids?! I will NEVER come here again and will NEVER recommend this HORRIBLE place.
by Aditya Ramabadran
Amazing! Loved the water slides especially, and the food. The wave pool was nice, too.
by Ryan Winterbower
Kids need to be 48 inches tall to do any of the fun stuff, unfortunately. My daughter who is 5, can swim laps, yet because she is below an arbitrary height requirement, she cannot do the fun stuff here. Instead of a height requirement, there should be a swimming requirement. Anyway, I knew this going in, but our pool is closed for cleaning so I gave it a shot anyway. I went on a Friday around 2 pm. The place is so busy, it is hard to get into the wave pool without being pushed around constantly. So, I was forced to stand and watch my daughter play...Read More
by Duane Moody
Had a blast with my children this summer here. The staff are young and not customer friendly. The facility is showing its age, but is still enjoyable and clean. They have multiple pools and fun water slides. There is a wave pool, a lap pool and a diving pool. This is a great location when you are looking for something to do with the family.
by Tracie Nelson
Have tried many of the pools around Portland area and this by far is the best with the best deals. The Big Surf wave pool is some fun times. Kiddie pool, slides, hot tub, swim lessons neat clean facility.. Love it here!
by Ryan Winterbower
Kids need to be 48 inches tall to do any of the fun stuff, unfortunately. My daughter who is 5, can swim laps, yet because she is below an arbitrary height requirement, she cannot do the fun stuff here. Instead of a height requirement, there should be a swimming requirement. Anyway, I knew this going in, but our pool is closed for cleaning so I gave it a shot anyway. I went on a Friday around 2 pm. The place is so busy, it is hard to get into the wave pool without being pushed around constantly. So, I was forced to stand and watch my daughter play in the below 6 area until it was time to go. They have 4 family rooms and they are not reserved for families. So, individuals literally go in there and do not come out for half an hour, it is mind blowing. There was one other family besides myself and daughter. We went in and showered off, got dressed etc. and when we came out the same family was still waiting, and we waited for 10+ minutes for a room that a single man was occupying. I won't be going back and I couldn't recommend it to anyone else. The wave pool would be fun without the crowds, for kids (it is a very small wave pool), but when it is full of adults floating on tubes, running the kids over, no thanks.