Clackamas County, Oregon

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Clackamas County (pronounced /ˈklækəmɨs/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The county was named after the Native Americans living in the area, the Clackamas Indians, who were part of the Chinookan people. As of 2000, the population was 338,391. Its county seat is Oregon City.[1]



Since the county's creation, agriculture, timber, manufacturing, and commerce have been the principal economic activities. Mount Hood, the only year-round ski resort in the United States and the site of Timberline Lodge, is a major attraction for recreation and tourism. The mountain and its rivers and forests offer outdoor recreation activities, from skiing and rafting to fishing and camping.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,879 square miles (4,866.6 km2). 1,868 square miles (4,838.1 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28.5 km2), (0.58%) is water.

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