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Lower Klamath River Rafting

3 Days from $579
Trip Highlights
  • Many fun & friendly Class II rapids
  • 2 nights comfy riverside camping
  • Warm water ideal for swimming, water fights and inflatable kayaking
  • Easy hikes and blackberry picking
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Best of the Bay Area Winner
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Departure Dates
Tuesdays & Fridays 
June 9 through August 28
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Meeting Place
Forest Lodge Motel, Happy Camp, California
Price

Adult: $649 to $719* 
Youth: $579 to $649*

*Save $70 per person with Premier Pricing when you are one of the first four to book by March 31, 2015

Deposit: $125

Additional Costs:
$8 per person per day federal, state and local access fees


River Rating Minimum Age
Class II4
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Lower Klamath River Rafting: Overview

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The Lower Klamath River in Northern California, just south of the Oregon border, gently winds through scenic splendor in the northwest corner of this state near the Oregon border. The Klamath River, which runs free for 180 miles to the Pacific Ocean, is one of the first rivers in California to be granted National "Wild and Scenic" river status. The Klamath is treasured for its scenic beauty, diverse wildlife and recreational opportunities. The Lower Klamath section of this California river is a special place, often adored by O.A.R.S.’ littlest guests. The Klamath's water bubbles with bouncy, easy rapids and warm, pleasant swimming holes and is an ideal choice for those with young children interested in a family adventure vacation in California. One focus of this rafting experience is to help kids gain confidence and interest in the outdoors while the adults kick back and relax. As is true for so many other California rivers, the region is steeped in history. Gold miners and colorful characters flooded the area in the mid 1800’s, and old mining sites line the river in various places. Your kids will become completely absorbed in trying to find their fortune with a gold pan, and you’ll have fun watching them try.

Lower Klamath River Rafting: Itinerary at a Glance

  • Gather at the Forest Lodge Motel in Happy Camp, CA for a pre-trip meeting and orientation
  • After a thorough safety talk, we board the rafts and inflatable kayaks and encounter the first of many friendly Class II rapids
  • Watch your kids gain self-confidence after an adrenaline-charged tumble into mountain fresh waters
  • Enjoy riverside camping and sumptuous evening meals
  • Fish, swim, play, or perhaps a tall tale or two under the evening stars
  • Delight in easy hikes, blackberry picking and more warm water perfect for swimming and friendly water fights
  • Transfer back to the Forest Lodge Motel

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“Our family wanted to express our thanks and big pats on the back to all our river guides for a super trip on the Lower Klamath. We had a ball! Everyone was warm and friendly, making sure all of the families' needs were met. It was the small things (fresh brewed coffee and yogurts ready at 7:00 a.m. for the early risers) and the big things (handling food allergies and discussing safety all the time) that made the trip work. We loved the scenery and having the choice between rafts and inflatable kayaks. The food was plentiful and appealed to all ages. YUM! We learned about the ospreys, the river and so much more. You exceeded our expectations. We will definitely recommend OARS to our friends and family. If you saw the New York Times article, we did not know we were part of a growing trend: outdoor vacations with kids! ”
Robyn Wild ~ Briarcliff Manor, NY

“ I cannot praise the guides enough! They were absolutely amazing! They were so attentive, supportive and downright funny when it came to my children. (And they made sure Mom had a great time, too!) They really went out of their way to teach my sons how to paddle and navigate the river, and learn safety awareness. Because of my complete confidence in them, I was able to truly relax and enjoy myself, too. ”
Melanie Powers ~ Palo Alto, CA

“Traveling with O.A.R.S. on a river trip is such a pleasure. 'Effortless Camping' is how I best describe it! We even got a Yoga lesson on the beach overlooking the Klamath one evening! What a treat!!!!”
Carol Kurtz ~ Carmel Valley, CA

“The scenery is beautiful. The guides were fantastic and professional. The trip was geared toward kids and there were nine kids in our group so my kids had fun meeting new friends.”
David Berens ~ Calabasas, CA

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Average Temperatures
Month High Low
June 70°-90° 45°-55°
July 85°-100° 50°-70°
August 85°-100° 50°-70°
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June 62° - 65°
July 68° - 72°
August 68° - 72°



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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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