Lower Klamath River:



Lower Klamath Family Float Trip

The Wild & Scenic Lower Klamath River is the ideal rafting trip for families with young children. The Lower Klamath meanders through the incredibly scenic & pristine wilderness of the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains in the northwest corner of California. This stretch of the Klamath is mild yet exciting offering mild rapids combined with warm 65 degree plus water temperature creating excellent rafting and swimming opportunities on your trip. The remote setting of the Lower Klamath offers the advantage of observing more wildlife along the river bank then on any other rafting trip we offer; river otters, deer, black bears, and freshwater turtles are among the wildlife consistently observed. You will also see a great variety of birds the stretch of the Klamath is located on the Pacific Flyway a major migratory route for a great variety of birds; ospreys, green and blue herons, Canadian geese, and bald eagles are all present along the river in different times of the year. The goal of the Lower Klamath float trip is to allow children to gain confidence on the river, and for the entire family having the time of their lives leaving with lifelong joyous memories and the best pictures in the family photo album.

Exciting and fun rapids such as Osprey, Rattle Snake, Windgate, and Dragons Tooth are spaced out by calm stretches great for a swim. Sit on top Yahoo's and inflatable kayaks are a great option available on all of our Lower Klamath trips. In addition to the beautiful mountain scenery, plentiful wildlife, and great rafting there along the trip along which you can pick wild blackberries. The highlight of the hiking trails is up the 3/4 mile long Ukonum creek trail surrounded by stunning trees. The end of the trail is a double twenty foot waterfall with a large crystal clear pool underneath rewarding your short hike. Underneath the falls in the pool is an excellent place to swim, and frolic in the showering mist.

The Lower Klamath region has a great history surrounding the river from the Native American tribes that inhabited the area to the 1800's gold rush. The Adventure Center guides are well rehearsed in stories and history of The Lower Klamath and love sharing them with you. Stories about the miners who followed the gold rush, ranchers who loved the fertile lands and set up some of the largest cattle ranches on the west coast in this region, to Native American history and stories such as the name of the river Klamath deriving from the Indian word for swiftness. These are just a few of the stories you will be sure to hear on your raft and under the stars around your campfire at night. The Lower Klamath journey is a great place for families to reunite with each other and Mother Nature. From all of us at the Adventure Center we look forward to seeing your family on the Lower Klamath.

Trip Specifics:

  • Meeting place: All Adventure Center trips depart from our convenient location downtown on the plaza in Ashland. Transportation will be provided to and from your hotel or place of lodging free of charge. Long term parking is also provided free of charge for all overnight trips.
  • Meeting & Return times: 1/2 day morning trips depart at 9 am, returning by 1 pm. 1/2 day afternoon trips depart at 1:30, returning by 5:30.Full day trips depart at 9:30 and return by 4 p.m. For all multi-day trips, departure time is 8 am and return time is 5:30 pm. The return time on all multi-day trips is flexible. If necessary, you can come back early or we can come back an hour later if your having too much fun.
  • River rating and age limit: The Lower Klamath River rating consists of mainly class 2 rapids (minimum age 3 years old). There is different stretches of river on the Lower Klamath you can request for a little more of a whitewater experience.
  • Trip Length: 1/2 day to 7 days depending on how much time you want to spend immersing yourself in Mother Nature.
  • Meals: Our full-day trips come with a real continental breakfast and a gourmet deli style lunch, including; cold cuts, salad, fruits, veggies, chips and salsa, refreshments, and a huge cookie.   There are also options for vegetarians and special requests at no extra cost. All Multi-day trips come with the gourmet three course dinners, breakfasts, and lunch.

    Dinner is our specialty! Some options for dinner are grilled salmon, steaks, and Dutch oven cooked meals. Dessert will consist of our famous Marion berry or Black berry cobbler.

    You will wake up to the sound of hotcakes or French toast on the griddle and be posed with your first crucial decision of the day. omelets, eggs any style , and bacon or sausage topped off with trail coffee and a variety of fresh juices.

    For lunch we stop the rafts by a beautiful meadow and have a variety of breads and cold cuts with at least three different types of cheeses, freshly cut fruits, and many different refreshments.
  • Equipment: All Adventure Center equipment is top of the line and is provided for your comfort. Equipment includes great tents, professionally laundered sleeping bags, and comfortable air mattresses for placement under your sleeping bag, and waterproof bags & containers for your possessions. We also provide wet suits, splash tops, and neoprene booties for early or late season trips. All of our rafts and boats are the best of quality, with excellent maintenance that keeps them in top shape.
  • Guides & Staff: Anyone who has taken an Adventure Center Trip can tell you that our entire staff, from van drivers to guides, is the best in the industry. Unlike other companies, the Adventure Center has almost no employee turnover. You will see the same charismatic professionals year after year. This allows us to run all our rivers with returning professionals and it assures that all of the procedures are run smoothly.  We have one particular guide Jerry who has navigated these same rivers for 25 years; that's the experience that other companies talk of, but we let our faculty stand as the truth! All guides are swift water certified, C.P.R and First Aid certified, and undergo an intensive week long guide camp on the powerful Class 5 Cal-Salmon and Scott rivers. Our excellent employees are the reason we have repeat customers or, as we like to call them, friends who return year after year.
Lower Klamath trip prices


(16 & under)

1/2 Day Wildernes Adventure

$ 75

$ 68

Full Day Experience

$ 125

$ 100

2 Day Riverside Campout
3 Day Exploration Campout
4 Day Lewis & Clark Campout

5 Day Wildlife Exploration
Longer trips Available call or Email for prices and availability


                AAA, Family, Corporate and Group discounts available