Welcome to Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges

In the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, tule rushes fill the northwestern shore of shallow, marshy Upper Klamath Lake. Here there's shelter for colonies of cormorants, egrets, herons, cranes, pelicans and many varieties of ducks and geese. A 9.5-mile canoe trail starts at Rocky Point Resort, 24 miles northwest of Klamath Falls off Hwy 140.

The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge lies mostly in California. This mix of open water, shallow marsh, cropland and grassy upland offers the best year-round viewing and great access for motorists: a 10-mile auto tour begins off Hwy 161 (State Line Rd).

Get information in Klamath Falls or at the Refuge Headquarters in Tulelake, California.

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