Klamath National Wild and Scenic River


[Photograph]: Relaxing on the Klamath River.

The spectacular Klamath River is both the second largest and second longest river in California. The river makes its way through over 200 miles both the Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges offering many recreation opportunities to its visitors. Summer months bring rafters to the area and jet boat rides are offered out of the town of Klamath. The river is renowned for its fishing opportunities of Chinook (King Salmon), Coho (Silver Salmon), and Steelhead. The river is easily accessible off of Highway 96. Several ramps exist to provide easy launching for your boat.

[Photograph]: Relaxing on the Klamath River. An aerial view of the Klamath River A view of the Klamath River from a boater perspective Viewing Klamath River in the fall season The Orleans bridge over the Klamath River

Activities

Dispersed Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Fish Species * Chinook (King Salmon) - Chinook are most visible August through November, depending on the weather. * Coho - Currently a Threatened species and are to be caught and released. * Steelhead - Steelhead are most visible September through March. * Shad - Shad appear in May and June. * Sturgeon - Sturgeon are most visible April through September and are to be caught and released. * Rainbow Trout - A resident fish seen best January through October.You need to consult the California Department of Fish and Game web site for open seasons and regulations.

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Klamath National Wild and Scenic River

Scenic Driving

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities