The Klamath-Siskiyou region of Northern California is a jumbled mass of rugged coastal mountains and deeply carved valleys. It is a place where everything that once was, still is – a place that feels timeless, and yet time has shaped these mountains into what they are today. The area’s rugged terrain, complex geology and soils, and strong gradients in moisture have created numerous and varied microclimates which have made it into a global center of biodiversity. Some call it “the Gallapagos of North America”.
Through the heart of this land flows the Klamath River. The Lower Klamath River offers a rafting trip like no other.
- The thrill of exciting class III rapids like Rattlesnake and Dragon’s Tooth
- Relaxation on secluded beaches under endless starry skies
- Gourmet meals served stream side
- Wildlife in their natural habitat
- Hikes to sacred waterfalls
- Stories shared around the campfire
- Kayaking in calm pools and frothy white water
- Superb wilderness scenery
- Swimming in rapids and whirlpools
The Klamath is California’s second largest river. It is part of the “National Wild and Scenic Rivers” system. The river was named after a tribe of Modoc Indians and “Klamath” means “swiftness” in the Chinook language. The unique combination of moderate rapids, warm summer waters, superb scenery, abundant wildlife and easy camping makes the Klamath a popular family rafting destination.
“More nature can soothe body and soul. Today’s kids are increasingly disconnected from the natural world. Instead of spending their summer months hiking, swimming and telling stories around the campfire, children these days are more likely to attend computer camps or weight-loss camps.” – Author Richard Louv in “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder”