Full-Day Upper Klamath Rafting Trip
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.
- All rafting equipment as needed (wetsuits, booties, splash jackets)
- Transportation to and from the river
- A friendly, professional, and knowledgeable guide
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 10 years old
The rafting itself was excellent. The van trip to the embarkation point and the return, not so much. the van was...well, it was a very big, uncomfortable, not very clean, old van. Okay, all of these things are worth it for the payoff of a good day on the river. A lack of air conditioning in the 21st Century on a really hot Oregon day, not so good. Our guide Glen was excellent, knowledgeable, and very safety conscious, would raft with him again. Our van driver Robert was a good guy, and interesting. The lunch was average, but you of course are not there for the food.