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Oregon whitewater, Trask River

Klamath county, John Boyle Power Plant to Copco Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     15 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oregon are harder than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wonderful Klamath County scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The John Boyle Power Plant to Copco Lake stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The campgrounds here at Trask River are pretty good. Some
    people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem
but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The beautiful Southern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. This section of Trask River in Oregon is 15 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time,  
so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. The starting location is a short drive from Klamath Falls, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Through the summer at Trask River temperatures are frequently in the 70's. All through the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 40's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Trask River. The amount of rain that falls at Trask River is close to the national average. Most of the snow falls all through December, and July is the month with the least moisture.

Trask River, John Boyle Power Plant to Copco Lake 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 Trask River.
 Whitewater Near Trask River:
Klamath River, Klamath County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 17 miles long (JC Boyle Powerhouse to Copco Reservoir)
Trask River, Klamath County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 15 miles long (John Boyle Power Plant to Copco Lake)
Klamath River, Klamath County, 9 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (JC Boyle Dam to Powerhouse)
Jenny Creek, Jackson / Siskiyou County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Ashland Oregon to Iron Gate Reservoir California)
Klamath River, Klamath County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 5.5 miles long (Keno Dam to JC Boyle Reservoir)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 48 miles long (Iron Gate Dam to Sarah Totten Camp Ground)
 Ski Areas Near Trask River:
Mount Shasta, California , 36 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 38 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 81 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Trask 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 Trask River:
Stateline on the Klamath River, Keno, 2 miles away
Bear Canyon Campground, Siskiyou County, 8 miles away
Topsy, Keno, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Trask River:
South Pass Lake Trail, Klamath , 17 miles away,  7.4 hiking miles, 3151 feet elevation difference
Mountain Lakes Trail, Klamath , 17 miles away,  17.2 hiking miles, 2862 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 , 19 miles away, 6.5 hiking miles, 3383 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Trask 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 , 38 miles away
Jackson F. Kimball State Park, Oregon , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Trask River:
Round Lake Golf Course-Rv Park, Klamath Falls , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Trask River
Copco Lake, Siskiyou , 12 miles away
Pumpkinseed Lake, Siskiyou , 17 miles away
Howard Prairie Lake, Jackson , 18 miles away

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