The Klamath River is a hidden gem located in the northwest corner of California and southern Oregon. This website describes two runs on the Klamath, the Upper (Hells Corner) and the Lower (Happy Camp to Dillon Creek). Hells Corner is rated Class IV+ and the Lower is rated Class II – III. Both rivers require a varying degree of whitewater rafting skills. Consider contacting a commercial whitewater rafting outfitter.
In 1968 the federal government created the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to protect the finest recreational rivers in the Country. The Rogue River is one of these spectacular natural beauties and it is legendary for its rich wildlife, clear waters and excellent fishing. Spend a day rafting and soaking up the sun, as bald eagles, great blue heron, and osprey glide through the air above. If you’re feeling adventurous, book a rafting trip down the Wild and Scenic section of the river – it’s world class whitewater at its best.
Additional Whitewater Links: Additional Whitewater info
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1981 to provide for the care and treatment of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, and offer educational programs on wildlife, conservation and the environment to schools, organizations and the general public. Approximately 80 percent of the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians surviving their initial injuries are returned to the wild. Animals with permanently disabling injuries that make them unable to live in the wild, if possible, are integrated into one of Wildlife Images educational programs. Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education center is open for public tours, free of charge, throughout the year, and has a very active educational outreach component. For more click here.
Nordic back Country skiers have endless trails to choose from in the surrounding Siskiyou Mountains, while alpine skiers can head to nearby Mt. Ashland. This year the ski resort received 178” of snow and offered some of the best skiing conditions in the state.
Ski Mt. Ashland
Mt Ashland Current Conditions and Web Cam
Visit one of America’s crown jewels, Crater Lake National Park. No matter what season it is, this natural beauty offers hiking, biking and cross Country skiing opportunities. (see Regional Maps page)
Visit Crater Lake
You’ll find a variety of golf options in southwest Oregon surrounding the region’s largest city, Medford, which has a metro population of more than 200,000 residents. The area sits in the Rogue Valley between the Cascade Mountain Range and Siskiyou Mountains. As a result, the climate is drier than most of western Oregon, and it’s sunnier than the Willamette Valley, making for ideal golf conditions for much of the year, although the summers can be quite hot.
Additional Golf Links: Oregon Golf