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Oregon whitewater, Klamath River

Klamath county, JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+     17 miles
  If you're coming from Klamath Falls it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Klamath County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state
    are not easy. This section of Klamath River in Oregon is 17 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV+ section by American Whitewater. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why
not pack your sleeping bag too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The beautiful Southern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking,  
either way around here you won't find a large number of other places. The JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
At Klamath River during the days of summer highs are in the 70's, and the nighttime is a tad chillier of course, ordinarily in the 40's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Klamath River are in the 10's. The yearly rain here at Klamath River is about average. December is when you get the most snow here while July is commonly the driest month.

Klamath River, JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir 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:
Klamath River, Klamath County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 17 miles long (JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir)
Trask River, Klamath County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 15 miles long (John Boyle Power Plant to Copco Lake)
Klamath River, Klamath County, 10 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (JC Boyle Dam to Powerhouse)
Jenny Creek, Jackson / Siskiyou County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Ashland Oregon to Iron Gate Reservoir California)
Klamath River, Klamath County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 5.5 miles long (Keno Dam to JC Boyle Reservoir)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 48 miles long (Iron Gate Dam to Sarah Totten Camp Ground)
 Ski Areas Near Klamath River:
Mount Shasta, California , 36 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 37 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 81 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Klamath River:
Americas Best Value Inn, Klamath Falls , 28 miles away
Super 8 Klamath Falls, Klamath Falls , 28 miles away
Travelodge Klamath Falls, Klamath Falls , 28 miles away
Cerulean, Klamath Falls , 28 miles away
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel Klamath Falls, Klamath Falls , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Klamath River:
Stateline on the Klamath River, Keno, 2 miles away
Bear Canyon Campground, Siskiyou County, 8 miles away
Mallard Cove, Montague, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Klamath River:
Mountain Lakes Trail, Klamath , 17 miles away,  17.2 hiking miles, 2862 feet elevation difference
South Pass Lake Trail, Klamath , 18 miles away,  7.4 hiking miles, 3151 feet elevation difference
Brown Mountain Trail, Klamath , 18 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 560 feet elevation difference
Moss Creek Trail, Klamath , 18 miles away,  7.6 hiking miles, 1926 feet elevation difference
Varney Creek Trail, Klamath , 18 miles away,  8.2 hiking miles, 1592 feet elevation difference
Greylock Mountain Trail, Klamath , 20 miles away, 6.5 hiking miles, 3383 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Klamath River:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 45 miles away
Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake - CA , 48 miles away
Rogue River National Forest, Oregon , 37 miles away
Collier Memorial State Park, Oregon , 39 miles away
Jackson F. Kimball State Park, Oregon , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Klamath River:
Round Lake Golf Course-Rv Park, Klamath Falls , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Klamath River
Copco Lake, Siskiyou , 12 miles away
Pumpkinseed Lake, Siskiyou , 17 miles away
Howard Prairie Lake, Jackson , 17 miles away

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