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California whitewater, Klamath River

Siskiyou county, Happy Camp to Coon Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     18 miles
  The average California whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The beautiful scenery of Siskiyou County and the water flowing gracefully down Klamath River will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Grants Pass, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nearby
    hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section of Klamath River in California is 18 miles long and is a class III+(IV) section of whitewater according
to American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The Happy Camp to Coon Creek stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river  
system. Whitewater paddling here in the Klamath Mountains is a great experience. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
If you crave a little side spree, try Wingate Bar; at Klamath River you always meet someone from Happy Camp. Yep, outdoors exciting things truly is plentiful here in the Klamath Mountains. On a tremendous day at Klamath River you can take a hike along the Clear Creek National Recreation Trail, and you need to have a look at Ferry Point since you're here. This river has it all. A spree to Klamath River wouldn’t be complete without a visit to nearby Klamath National Forest.

Klamath River, Happy Camp to Coon Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Klamath River.
 Whitewater Near Klamath River:
Elk Creek, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 5 miles long (Elk Creek Road to Klamath River)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 18 miles long (Happy Camp to Coon Creek)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 22 miles long (Coon Creek to Ishi Pishi Falls)
Indian Creek Klamath Tributary, Siskiyou County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 7.6 miles long (confluence South and East Fork to Klamath River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Klamath River Outfitters, Siskiyou County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trace Creek, Siskiyou County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Bear Pen Creek to Klamath River)
Wooley Creek, Siskiyou County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (North Fork confluence to Salmon River)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Ishi Pishi Bridge to Orleans)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Orleans to Weitchpec)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Forks of Salmon to Somes Bar)
 Ski Areas Near Klamath River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 54 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 87 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Klamath River:
Chateau At The Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction , 24 miles away
BEST WESTERN Grants Pass Inn, Grants Pass , 39 miles away
Holiday Inn Express GRANTS PASS, Grants Pass , 39 miles away
Comfort Inn Grants Pass, Grants Pass , 40 miles away
Grants Pass Travelodge, Grants Pass , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Klamath River:
Pick-aw-Ish Campground, Siskiyou County, 1 miles away
Curley Jack Campground, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
Elk Creek Campground & Recreational Vehicle Park, Happy Camp, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Klamath River:
Clear Creek National Recreation Trail, Siskiyou , 13 miles away,  34.8 hiking miles, 3925 feet elevation difference
Bolan Lake Trail, Josephine , 16 miles away, 1.9 hiking miles, 563 feet elevation difference
Boundary Trail, Josephine , 17 miles away, 8.6 hiking miles, 1741 feet elevation difference
Sucker Creek Trail, Josephine , 17 miles away,  8.2 hiking miles, 1978 feet elevation difference
Boundary National Recreation Trail, Siskiyou , 17 miles away,  33.2 hiking miles, 4828 feet elevation difference
Althouse Trail, Josephine , 18 miles away, 1.1 hiking miles, 369 feet elevation difference
Bill Fruit Trail, Josephine , 18 miles away,  3.4 hiking miles, 534 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Klamath River:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 26 miles away
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 51 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 9 miles away
Six Rivers National Forest, California , 29 miles away

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