With four well-defined seasons and over 300 days of sunshine a year, Klamath County has plenty of outdoor experiences for you to discover.
From fly fishing for giant native rainbows on the Williamson River, to kayaking and whitewater rafting to the Upper Klamath River to quiet canoeing on Klamath Lake at Rocky Point, the recreational opportunities here are virtually endless. And you just might have the place to yourself.
Klamath Basin Cities
There’s a lot to do in Klamath Falls, like scenic hiking and mountain biking, golfing at four famous courses, freshwater fishing and Oregon’s longest zipline. There’s also the oldest birding festival in the U.S. here, if with more than 350 bird species in one place.
Established in 1863, Fort Klamath now serves as the Klamath County Museum. Set on 8 acres, the museum’s grounds include the graves of four members of the Modoc tribe. Aside from the rich history, Fort Klamath is known for its location along a scenic byway, proximity to Crater Lake National Park, and epic fly fishing, birding and kayaking.
Set on the banks of the legendary fly-fishing paradise of the Williamson River, Chiloquin offers easy access to Crater Lake National Park and endless wildlife watching, thanks to its nearby Agency Lake and Wood River Wetlands. Collier Memorial State Park & Logging Museum sits on the pristine convergence of Spring Creek and the fabled Williamson River and tells the pioneer and logging history of the region.
Crescent Lake, Oregon, is a picturesque community nestled in the heart of the stunning Cascade Range. Surrounded by dense forests and bordered by Crescent Lake and nearby Odell Lake.
Gilchrist, once an old timber town, now a quaint family getaway in the woods. Here you can enjoy crisp clean air, clear waters, wide open spaces, breathtaking views, and an abundance of rivers and lakes along with numerous protected wilderness areas with giant ponderosa pines. There are a host of activities available for the outdoor enthusiast: snowmobiling, hiking, riding, fishing, hunting, and cross country skiing to name a few.
Chemult is a small, friendly community located in South – Central Oregon along US-Highway 97. It boasts a variety of outdoor recreation, including wintertime activities out of the Walt Haring Sno-Park, such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding.
North - South
Klamath County lies along Highway 97 at the California – Oregon border, 2.5-hours north of Redding and 5-hours south of the Columbia River Gorge.
East - West
Klamath County is located between the Rogue Valley and Lake County, and Highway 140 provides easy travel from East to West across all three regions. The town of Klamath Falls serves as the halfway point between Medford and Lakeview, with it being about 2 hours in either direction.