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Klamath River | by BLM Oregon & Washington
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Klamath River

The Upper Klamath River boasts some of the best whitewater rafting in Oregon. The rapids are rated at class III, IV and V, depending on water levels, and experienced guides are recommended.


There are several local rafting outfitters that are permitted to run the Upper Klamath River, which flows from the lake with the same name southwest into California. The BLM office in Klamath Falls can provide more information on rafting outfitters: 541-883-6916.


Eleven miles of the river are designated as Wild and Scenic.


The Klamath River is one of only three rivers that bisect the Cascade Mountain Range, flowing from the high-desert interior through coastal rain forest to the Pacific Ocean, according to


The river flows through a beautiful and remote canyon lined with pine and oak trees, and is also well known for all sorts of outdoor pursuits, like fishing, camping, hiking and biking!


Photos were captured in June of 2016 by Bob Wick, BLM

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Taken on June 12, 2016