Welcome to Klamath

Klamath is roughly an hour north of Eureka and is popular with hikers, campers and anglers; the river is famed for its wild freshwater salmon and is one of California's last free-flowing rivers after a proposal to build a dam here was thwarted in 1994.

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$179 Water Sports

Full-Day Upper Klamath Rafting Trip

The Full-day rafting trip meets at 8:00 am at Indigo Creek Outfitters. The tour begins with breakfast in Ashland before departing for the Upper Klamath River where lunch is also provided. Paddle along a meandering swath of the Klamath, through canyons and Class II and III rapids before getting to the first large rapid of the day: Caldera. This is where the nature of the run changes dramatically and goes from a tame river to an impressive stretch of continuous class IV whitewater punctuated by a few noticeable class IV+ drops. From Caldera to Stateline Falls, the whitewater is non-stop, insuring an exciting day out on the river.Beyond adventure, the Upper Klamath rafting trip provides a glimpse back to the history of western territorial exploration and settlement. Learn about Native American sites, pioneer settlements, gold rush exploration, and the efforts that thwarted development in order to preserve the scenic area.Your guides can tailor the tour to suit the interests of your small group, whether that means focusing on whitewater, going for swims, looking for native birds, simply relaxing, or a combination of all the above.Due to the active nature of this run, tour participants should be in good physical shape and ready for a full day of paddling. The tour includes any paddling gear you need for the day (wetsuits, splash jackets, booties, lifejackets, and helmets) and returns to Ashland around 5:00 pm.

$179 Outdoor Activities

Upper Klamath 1 Day

Upon arrival at the pick up location you will be greeted by one of our guides who will walk you over to our vehicle. You are then shuttled to the river in either a van or bus, this takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes from our downtown location. The vehicle you are shuttled in is the same one you will take back to the location you were picked up from, you can either leave your belongings in this vehicle which will be locked the whole time, or you can put items in the dry bags that we provide for every boat. We also provide drinking water on every boat in addition to all the equipment necessary for whitewater rafting. This section of the Upper Klamath is approximately 14 miles and contains class I-IV+ rapids, you will spend approximately 5 hours on the water. Once at the put-in location, guests will enjoy a continental breakfast as the guides prepare the rafts. At the start of the trip the guides will go over safety and paddle commands, this ensures that you will have a successful day on the river. Prior to lunch will have experienced some of the most exciting whitewater Southern Oregon has to offer. After lunch guests will then continue on through more exciting rapids before arriving at the take-out location in Northern California. There are plenty of opportunities between rapids to get out of the boat and do some swimming as well as see some of the wonderful wildlife that Southern Oregon and Northern California have to offer. Once the rafting trip has concluded you will be shuttled back to the location you were picked up from. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.