The Wild and Scenic Lower Klamath River is the second largest river in California and offers over 70 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, groups with a wide age range, 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. It is surrounded by one of the wildest areas in California and we see as much wildlife as we see on any river. 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 rain-forest 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.
Our standard Lower Klamath trips are 3-days in length. However, a great feature of the Klamath is that we can be very flexible with the itinerary and dates. Because of this it is very popular for private family trips and for school and youth groups.
Lower Klamath Family Rafting Trips
The Lower Klamath is a great trip for families trips with multiple generations and 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.
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.