Whitewater rafting down the Klamath River is an exhilarating, heart-pounding adventure. It’s as easy as climbing into an inflatable raft guided by an experienced whitewater rafter and heading down the river for the ride of your life. This huge river stretches from Klamath Falls in Oregon to the Pacific Ocean near the town of Klamath in southern Del Norte County. It runs through three counties in Oregon and five in California along the way, including Humboldt.
Rafting trips can take place on the upper and lower portions of the river for a wider range of difficulty. The upper portion, known for its long rapids, is classified 3 and 4, based on the International Rating Scale of 1-6, class 1 being easygoing and 6 considered generally impossible to raft. This section is one of the nationally protected Wild and Scenic rivers, and usually the only “big water” river that can be found in the area from late June through October. The lower Klamath is more relaxing, providing mild to moderate trips. There are many businesses in the area that can take you down either section of the river. Trips vary from an afternoon to several days, where you will camp along the shore under the stars.
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