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California whitewater, Klamath River

Siskiyou county, Coon Creek to Ishi Pishi Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     22 miles
  This section of Klamath River is 22 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Grants Pass, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Siskiyou County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The campgrounds here at Klamath River are pretty good. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your
    camping stuff. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make
reservations in advance you're all set. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. When you're paddling down a Klamath Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. There are  
plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Klamath River is not far at all from Somes Bar, and you might also want to pay a visit to Ti Bar if you're here at Klamath River. If you want a great time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Klamath Mountains. There is a tremendous hiking trail in the neighborhood of Klamath River called the Clear Creek National Recreation Trail. Throughout the warm months highs here at Klamath River get into the 90's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's.

Klamath River, Coon Creek to Ishi Pishi Falls 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:
Whitewater Outfitter - Klamath River Outfitters, Siskiyou County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 22 miles long (Coon Creek to Ishi Pishi Falls)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Ishi Pishi Bridge to Orleans)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Orleans to Weitchpec)
Trace Creek, Siskiyou County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Bear Pen Creek to Klamath River)
Wooley Creek, Siskiyou County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (North Fork confluence to Salmon River)
Elk Creek, Siskiyou County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 5 miles long (Elk Creek Road to Klamath River)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 16 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 18 miles long (Happy Camp to Coon Creek)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Forks of Salmon to Somes Bar)
Indian Creek Klamath Tributary, Siskiyou County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 7.6 miles long (confluence South and East Fork to Klamath River)
 Ski Areas Near Klamath River:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 62 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 90 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Klamath River:
Chateau At The Oregon Caves Na, Cave Junction , 33 miles away
Holiday Inn Express KLAMATH - REDWOOD NTL PK AREA, Klamath , 37 miles away
Super 8 Crescent City, Crescent City , 48 miles away
Ocean View Inn And Suites, Crescent City , 49 miles away
Best Western Plus Northwoods Inn, Crescent City , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Klamath River:
Ti-Bar, Somes Bar, 2 miles away
Frog Pond, Somes Bar, 3 miles away
Dillion Creek Campground, Siskiyou County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Klamath River:
Clear Creek National Recreation Trail, Siskiyou , 14 miles away,  34.8 hiking miles, 3925 feet elevation difference
Salmon Summit Recreation Trail, Humboldt , 17 miles away,  14.4 hiking miles, 1455 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 , 48 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 18 miles away
Six Rivers National Forest, California , 27 miles away
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California , 37 miles away
 Lakes Near Klamath River
Red Cap Lake, Humboldt , 19 miles away

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