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California whitewater, Klamath River

Siskiyou county, Sarah Totten Campground to Happy Camp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     36 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Grants Pass, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The natural beauty of Siskiyou County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in California is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. A good workout and just hanging out with
    mother nature are great reasons to come. The Sarah Totten Campground to Happy Camp section of Klamath River is 36 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there
are campgrounds nearby. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Sarah Totten Campground to Happy Camp section is just one of them. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The Klamath Mountains  
scenery is wonderful. Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks like you will be camping out.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is pleasant here at Klamath River, you can go for a hike along the Horse Camp Trail. Don't leave Klamath River without going to Klamath National Forest, and there are plenty of people from Seiad Valley here. This is such a great river. If you want to pop by some attention-grabbing stuff, pop by Limestone Bluffs. Going for a hike along the Boundary National Recreation Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity.

Klamath River, Sarah Totten Campground to Happy Camp 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:
Elk Creek, Siskiyou County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 5 miles long (Elk Creek Road to Klamath River)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 36 miles long (Sarah Totten Campground to Happy Camp)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 18 miles long (Happy Camp to Coon Creek)
Indian Creek Klamath Tributary, Siskiyou County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 7.6 miles long (confluence South and East Fork to Klamath River)
Scott River, Siskiyou County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 22 miles long (Canyon Entrance Close to Meamber Creek to Klamath Confluence)
Wooley Creek, Siskiyou County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (North Fork confluence to Salmon River)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 22 miles long (Coon Creek to Ishi Pishi Falls)
Salmon River - North Fork, Siskiyou County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon)
Whitewater Outfitter - Klamath River Outfitters, Siskiyou County, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Idlewild Campground to Sawyers Bar)
 Ski Areas Near Klamath River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 38 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 74 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Klamath River:
Chateau At The Oregon Caves Na, Cave Junction , 29 miles away
Best Western Windsor Inn, Ashland , 32 miles away
Jacksonville S Magnolia Inn, Jacksonville , 32 miles away
Best Western Inn At The Rogue, Grants Pass , 33 miles away
Best Western Grants Pass Inn, Grants Pass , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Klamath River:
Grider Creek, Seiad Valley, 1 miles away
Mid River RV Park, Seiad Valley, 3 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 1647.8, Seiad Valley, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Klamath River:
Boundary National Recreation Trail, Siskiyou , 8 miles away,  33.2 hiking miles, 4828 feet elevation difference
Horse Camp Trail, Siskiyou , 9 miles away,  8.8 hiking miles, 4091 feet elevation difference
Bill Fruit Trail, Josephine , 12 miles away,  3.4 hiking miles, 534 feet elevation difference
Low Gap Trail, Siskiyou , 13 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 2349 feet elevation difference
Low Gap Trail, Josephine , 13 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2955 feet elevation difference
Green Valley Trail, Josephine , 16 miles away,  1.4 hiking miles, 810 feet elevation difference
Sucker Creek Trail, Josephine , 16 miles away,  8.2 hiking miles, 1978 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Klamath River:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 33 miles away
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 66 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 7 miles away
Valley of the Rogue State Park, Oregon , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Klamath River
Echo Lake, Siskiyou , 8 miles away
Scott Bar Pond, Siskiyou , 12 miles away

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