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California whitewater, Klamath River

Siskiyou county, Iron Gate Dam to Sarah Totten Camp Ground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     48 miles
  The wonderful Siskiyou County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a short drive from Medford, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. There arenít
    any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in
this river system, there are a few others too. The wild scenery of the Siskiyou Mountains is great. The Iron Gate Dam to Sarah Totten Camp Ground section of Klamath River in California is 48 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so better bring your camping gear along. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers  
for that. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in California are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a fine hiking adventure along the Copper Trail, and you'll in all probability meet some people from Klamath River here. There's no way someone can get bored here in the Siskiyou Mountains. Take a hike on the Clear Creek Trail; obviously, A tour to China Gulch is always fun. This river is so wonderful. Horse Trough Spring is a striking place to have a look at while you're at Klamath River.

Klamath River, Iron Gate Dam to Sarah Totten Camp Ground road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Klamath River.
 Whitewater Near Klamath River:
Shasta River, Siskiyou County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 6.8 miles long (Highway 263 bridge to Klamath River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Momentum River Expeditions, Jackson County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Noah's Rafting & Fishing Trips, Jackson County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Scott River, Siskiyou County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V - 22 miles long (Canyon Entrance Close to Meamber Creek to Klamath Confluence)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 48 miles long (Iron Gate Dam to Sarah Totten Camp Ground)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 22 miles away
      Class III - 36 miles long (Sarah Totten Campground to Happy Camp)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rogue Klamath River Adventures, Jackson County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Jenny Creek, Jackson / Siskiyou County, 29 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Ashland Oregon to Iron Gate Reservoir California)
 Ski Areas Near Klamath River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 12 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 47 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Klamath River:
Super 8 Yreka, Yreka , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Yreka , 10 miles away
Best Western Miner's Inn, Yreka , 10 miles away
Klamath Motor Lodge, Yreka , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn Yreka, Yreka , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Klamath River:
Tree of Heaven Campground, Siskiyou County, 6 miles away
Beaver Creek, Klamath River, 7 miles away
Oaks Mobile Home and RV Park Campground, Klamath River, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Klamath River:
Clear Creek Trail, Siskiyou , 2 miles away,  3.8 hiking miles, 743 feet elevation difference
Copper Trail, Siskiyou , 5 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 954 feet elevation difference
Bear Creek Trail, Siskiyou , 5 miles away, 7.1 hiking miles, 3136 feet elevation difference
Mount Ashland Trail, Jackson , 12 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2165 feet elevation difference
Pacific Crest Trail - section 18, overlapping , 16 miles away, 229.3 hiking miles, 7782 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Klamath River:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 60 miles away
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 62 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 38 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 40 miles away
Valley of the Rogue State Park, Oregon , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Klamath River:
Eagle's Nest Golf Course, Klamath River , 7 miles away
Shasta Valley Golf Club, Montague , 14 miles away
Oak Knoll Golf Club, Ashland , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Klamath River
Marlahan Pond, Siskiyou , 17 miles away

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