|Three Days, Class II:
June 20 – August 15
$533 Adult / $431
• The Lower Klamath is the ideal river trip for your
whole family. The mild rapids provide splashy fun for all age groups
and the warm, clear water beckons all to jump in for a swim.
• We bring along 2 types of boats for this trip. Our
rafts are piloted by your experienced guide who controls the boat with
a long set of wooden oars. These boats can hold up to five passengers.
We also bring along Inflatable Kayaks. These boats are either single
passenger or tandem (double passenger) and are easy to maneuver through
low-to-mid intensity whitewater, even if you have no paddling
experience. Riding chutes, waves and drops in an inflatable kayak is
almost like being a part of the river itself.
We pride ourselves in running a relaxed and
always flexible schedule. Every trip is different depending upon the
group, other trips on the water and sometimes the weather. The
following is a sample of what your trip could be like.
• Our meeting place is Forest
Lodge in Happy Camp. An O.A.R.S. guide will provide each guest with two
waterproof bags (per person) so that you can repack your
gear. Once packed, we will transfer to the launch site
for an orientation in river safety. We will then board the rafts and
inflatable kayaks and tackle the rapids. We will pull over along the
river for a delicious lunch, after which we will continue down river to
our campsite. Note: Our guides are very
knowledgeable of the river and will adjust the logistics of each trip
to optimize your river rafting experience.
• At the end of the afternoon
the guides will set up the camp kitchen and begin preparing a gourmet
dinner. While in camp there will be time to set up your individual
site, get to know each other better, fish, swim, play, or perhaps
sample the delectable hors d'oeuvres prepared by your guides. Dessert
and perhaps a tall tale or two always follows the evening meal.
• The next morning we will rise
to the wonderful smells of coffee and breakfast. We have time to repack
our gear and prepare for another exciting day on the river. Today we
will continue moving down stream, stopping for lunch and perhaps to
pick blackberries (in season). We may take a short hike to scout the
class II rapid before we challenge it in our rafts and kayaks.
• That evening we will spend
one more night along the river and continue down the wild and scenic
Klamath the next morning for another exciting day of rafting. Once we
reach take-out, we'll unload the boats and transfer back to your cars
at the Forest Lodge.
• Transfers back and
forth from the meeting place
• Quality rafts, helmets and other equipment
• 7 Delicious Meals
• Life jackets (which are to be worn on the river at
• Skilled professional rafting guides
What's Not Included?
• Pre / Post
• Tents and sleeping bags (available for rent)
• Any additional personal items (an equipment list
will be provided)
Why Northern California?
• Mount Shasta,
California offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. Boating,
hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, you name
it— it all seems that much more pleasing with the constant
view of Mount Shasta. This amazing alpine backdrop will decorate any
activity we introduce you to.
• California's Pacific Coast
isn't limited to the Big Sur region—Highway 101 winds its way
down the northern coastal region amid panoramas of great scenic beauty.
Like big trees? The world's tallest recorded living trees can be found
along the northern California coast. Almost half of the worlds existing
redwood forests are found within the protected boundaries of the
Redwood National and State Parks . In 1994, the National Park Service
and the California State Parks joined force together in order to best
manage four parks -- Redwood National Park, Jedediah Smith, Del Norte
Coast, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks -- collectively known as
the Redwood National and State Parks . These parks have been designated
a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, a visit to the region
would be incomplete without exploring these parks.
• The Trinity
Alps are nestled within the rugged wilderness area we
know as the Klamath Knot, found between Redding and Eureka, California.
This area truly is a backpacker's paradise, with breathtaking panoramas
of mountains, lakes and forests. If fly fishing is your sport, you can
try for Brown, Rainbow, or Brook Trout.
How do I get to the Lower Klamath?
• Most people drive their own
car to the meeting place, however, for those that are flying, the
closest airport is in Medford, OR (approximately 2 hours by car to
Happy Camp). Redding, CA, is the next closest airport (approximately 4
hours to Happy Camp by car). Happy Camp is a very small community and
you'll be able to find the Forest Lodge easily. If you're coming from
I-5 it's on your left at the junction of Davis Rd and Hwy 96.
Driving Times and Distances
Yreka to Happy Camp 1hr 15 min
Medford to Happy Camp 2 hrs
Arcata to Happy Camp 3 hrs
Redding to Happy Camp 4 hrs
Bay Area to Happy Camp 8 hrs
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