This year (2023) is the last year for the Upper Klamath because the dams are scheduled to be removed early next year. Our plan is to have another Upper Klamath trip at some point, but we’ll have to see what the river does when it runs unencumbered. We are only running trips through Labor Day weekend this season. After that, the river will be closed.
The Upper Klamath has a high desert, old west character. There is a pioneer flavor with the canyon dotted with Native American and frontier relics, rapid names straight out of a western, and a ride along an old stage coach track that winds through remote pine forests and beautiful meadows.
The river has three different sections and begins with a fun class-III warm-up. This first stretch makes the Upper Klamath a recommended rafting trip for first-timers or experts in good health. There is plenty of opportunity to learn the finer points of river running before dropping into section two where the canyon constricts, the river drops out of sight, and things completely take off. Get ready for one of the most action-packed sections of river anywhere.
Join us for three days of big whitewater, lots of activity options, a beautiful canyon, and a unique and very comfortable night at our safari style backcountry base camp. It’s a quick, active, and comfortable wilderness escape – away from wifi, cell phone chatter, and hectic daily schedules.
Please Note: This trip can be very active or more relaxed – it’s up to you! It is perfect for experienced to first time paddlers, and for those who find regular camping not to be their cup of tea! However, all guests need to be in reasonable physical condition for the whitewater rafting section and for a short, but steep, 150 yard hike on day two. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call or an email.