Lower Klamath River Rafting

A White Water Journey Through The Land Of Bigfoot

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Lower Klamath Rafting

  • Length:
    1 to 5 days
  • When to go:
    April - September
  • Who it’s for:
    Rafting: Class II - III+:
    For families, beginners.
    Min age 6
    Inflatable Kayaking:
    For those looking for more
    excitement, and a
    unique river experience.
    Min age 12
  • Gateway Area:
    Northern CA / Ashland, Or
  • Meeting Location:
    Happy Camp, California



  • A small company committed to amazing trips & our wild places
  • Safety: All our guides have a minumum 8 years of experience leading trips around the world.
  • Excellent meals featuring local and organic produce & products
  • All inclusive - all camping gear included if needed (ultra-comfortable 3” sleeping pads).
  • Most importantly - we are friendly, we love what we do, and it shows!
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"Just wanted to let you know that we had an AWESOME time on our "Momentum River Expedition"!!! Eric, Ashleen, and Chad were great guides and really made our experience one that we will NEVER forget. They were wonderful with the kids. Tell them that they will all make great parents one day. The food was unbelievable, better than some "fine" restaurants that I have ate at. Camping will never be the same after this trip" - Ruthie

Rafting The Lower Klamath River

The Wild and Scenic Klamath River is the second largest river in California and offers over 184 miles of whitewater rafting. Fun splashy rapids, spectacular mountain scenery, beautiful side hikes, warm water, and a staggering amount of wildlife make this a great summer multi-day trip. The mild whitewater also makes this a perfect rafting trip for families with children, first-timers, youth and school groups, and for inflatable kayaking.

The Lower Klamath cuts through the remote Klamath Mountains, land of the Bigfoot and home to black bear, deer, otter, and eagles. As the river flows west, the canyon becomes more and more lush, and numerous side streams and rivers add to the flow. We journey through the most scenic and secluded miles, including a visit to the rainforest setting of Ukonom Falls, one of the finest side hikes in California, where we can swim in the pools below the falls or just lie on the rocks enjoying the sun.

On multi-day trips, all our food and gear is packed in rafts. We spend the days floating down river, the evenings on large sandy beaches, and the nights under the stars. As with all our overnight trips, the camping is deluxe and the food is excellent. A Lower Klamath trip truly offers you a chance to slow down, unwind, and watch the world float by.

Lower Klamath Family Rafting Trips

The Lower Klamath is a great trip for families with young children - a perfect introduction to rafting, river travel, and camping. For those wanting more excitement (young adults, dad's, mom's?) we bring along inflatable kayaks, making the trip great for a wide range of ages. A river is a wonderful place to share an adventure with your family and most trips become lifelong memories for both you and your children.



Custom Youth and School Groups

The Lower Klamath is one of our most popular trips for youth and school groups. Flexible logistics, a good price point, and a range of river craft good for a mild or more exciting style of trip. Please give us a call or an email and we can build a trip for your group. Trips can range from 1 to 5 days.

Find out more about our school and youth group trips here >>

Trip Pricing

Our Standard Trip:
3 Day Trips: $625 / $562 (Youth)

Other Trip Options:
1 Day Trips: $150 / $135
2 Day Trips: $425 / $382 (Youth)
4 Day Trips: $795 / $715 (Youth)

Lower Klamath Rafting Trips Include:
  • All river equipment.
  • All camping gear (including ultra-comfortable 3" sleeping pads) if needed.
  • Return ransportation or vehicle shuttle back to Happy Camp, CA.
  • Gourmet 3 course meals featuring local and organic produce & products. Find out more >>
  • World-Class guides with a minimum 8 years experience leading trips around the globe. Find out more >>
  • A chance to slow down, unwind, and watch the world float by.

10% off for groups of 10+ people

(Note: Please add a 3% government use fee and $.75 / person for Carbon Offsetting.
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Trip Dates

Available as a custom trip May - September. Just give us a call! 

3 Day Trips Lower Klamath Trips:
Please Note: 
- There is a 2-day option on many trips and Custom dates and trip lengths are available - Give us a call!

  • Fri 5/15/2015 - Clear Creek / Lower Klamath IK Trip - 3 days
  • Sat 5/23/2015 - Clear Creek Memorial Wekend IK Trip - 3 days
  • Mon 5/25/2015 - Lower Klamath Trip - 3 days
  • Sat 6/06/2015 - Lower Klamath Whitewater Stand Up Paddle Boarding Trip - 2 days
  • Sat 6/13/2015 - Lower Klamath Whitewater Stand Up Paddle Boarding Trip - 2 days
  • Sun 6/21/2015 - Lower Klamath Trip - 3 days
  • Tue 6/23/2015 - Lower Klamath 4-day Private Trip - 4 days
  • Sun 6/28/2015 - Lower Klamath Trip - 3 days
  • Sun 7/12/2015 - Lower Klamath Trip - 3 days
  • Sun 7/26/2015 - Lower Klamath Trip - 3 days
  • Tue 8/18/2015 - Lower Klamath Day Trip - 1 day
  • Fri 5/13/2016 - Clear Creek / Lower Klamath IK Trip - 3 days
  • Fri 5/20/2016 - Clear Creek / Lower Klamath IK Trip - 3 days
  • Sat 5/28/2016 - Clear Creek / Lower Klamath IK Trip - 3 days

Recent Lower Klamath Rafting Testimonials

Arden and Anthony- Thanks so much for all you did. It was a glorious weekend, and one I\'ll not soon forget. I hope to put some of the fundamentals you taught us to use on the Rogue in a couple of weeks. Maybe one day ...

Dear Momentum, I recently completed a 3 day kayak trip on the Lower Klamath. I\'d like to give a big shout out to our trip leader, Erik. A consummate professional, hardworking and with tremendous patience to boot. ...

First and foremost: a huge thanks to the entire, professional crew at Momentum for guiding our large group on a trip on the Lower Klamath River. They really took care of everything and all that was needed on our end was ...

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We are proud to operate under Special Use Permits granted to us by the Oregon Marine Board, the Bureau of Land Management - Klamath Falls Resource Area, Medford Oregon Resource Area, and the Vale District - and The U.S. Forest Service - Ashland Oregon Ranger District, Happy Camp Ranger District, and Idaho's Salmon-Challis National Forest. We are an equal opportunity recreation service provider. All trips operate on a non-discriminatory basis.