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Best things to do in Klamath Falls
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Top 15 things to do in Klamath Falls
1. Klamath County Museum
Suggested duration: 1h 30 minLearn more about Klamath County Museum
2. Moore Park
Moore Park is a municipal park in Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States. It is located along a section of the south end of the Upper Klamath Lake. Because almost all the fishing on the Klamath Lake requires a boat, with the exception of a few springtime bank fisheries, paved boat ramps at Moore Park are popular access points to the Lake for fishing.
Moore Park is adjacent to Putnam's Point at the north end of the Link River Trail and is approximately 15mi from the southern end of downtown Klamath Falls. Access is permitted through U.S. Route 97 and U.S. Route 140. Moore Park has boat access to Upper Klamath Lake. Especially popular is Howard Bay ramp along the west shore of the lake.
Park amenities include a boat launch for canoeing, and fishing on the west side of the park across Lakeshore Drive, with paved ramps, restrooms, and docks. Moore Park also has soccer fields, tennis courts, open play areas, large picnic areas with barbecue pits, day camp areas, an extensive hiking and mountain biking trail system, a concession building, and the Gingerbread House. The access road to the north has been closed permanently to automobiles and is used as a trail.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Moore Park
3. The Favell Museum Native American Artifacts and Contemporary Western Art
Suggested duration: 1h 30 minLearn more about The Favell Museum Native American Artifacts and Contemporary Western Art
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4. Baldwin Hotel Museum
The Baldwin Hotel is a historic hotel building in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in the United States. It was built in 1905 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 2, 1973. Originally built to be a hardware store by George Baldwin, the building was converted into a hotel in 1911 as George saw the potential profit from the railroad coming to town. He anticipated the railroad to come by the Link River, across the street from the building's location. Unfortunately for George, the railroad was instead built at the other end of Main Street, by the current Klamath County Museum. Nonetheless, the Hotel was built and operated with unique characteristics. As the site of construction was a rocky hillside, the building was constructed by carving away the basalt and creating an incredibly sturdy foundation. This hotel has almost all rooms connected in order to create the ability to rent out either one room, or an entire suite of rooms. George's thinking behind this was that people would want to be able to have an office and apartment all connected. It also was the first building to have indoor plumbing in every room, even though running water wasn't available until 1908.
The Baldwin family consisted of George and Josephine Baldwin, and their children. They started a family and had their first born George, who died at the age of three. Their next child was Maud Baldwin, born in 1878, who became a prominent businesswoman and photographer. Three boys followed, Charles, William and Floyd (Zim), who became businessmen, owning and operating a mining operation, a hardware store, and an automobile dealership, respectively. George's later life found him in a senatorial seat from 1917 until his death in 1920. Leaving behind his unmarried daughter to care for her ailing mother and the hotel proved to be too much of a strain for Maud, who committed suicide in 1926. Before her death, Maud sold the hotel to a couple in 1923.
Suggested duration: 2 hoursLearn more about Baldwin Hotel Museum
5. Badger Run Wildlife Rehab
Suggested duration: 2 hoursLearn more about Badger Run Wildlife Rehab
6. Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake
Lava Beds National Monument is a place where you can smell the sage and juniper, listen to birds, and hike miles of lava flows or developed trails. Volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created an incredibly rugged landscape punctuated by cinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones, lava tube caves and pit craters. Explore caves created by the sudden cooling of lava flows, or visit the site of the only Indian war in California at the historic Captain Jack’s Stronghold. The Stronghold, a natural lava fortress, is where a small band of 53 warriors and their families led by Captain Jack held off a force 20 times its size for five months. Just south of the Lava Beds is Medicine Lake ’s volcano, one of the largest shield volcanoes in the world. In actual mass, this volcano is larger than Mt. Shasta . Millions of eruptions over half a million years were gentle rather than explosive, covering more than 750 square miles of landscape with lava. A visit Glass Mountain offers fields of obsidian shining in the sun like black diamonds. At the crest of the mountain, Medicine Lake is a great place for camping, swimming and fishing.
To learn more about Lava Beds please visit our website: www.nps.gov/labe
Suggested duration: 8 hoursLearn more about Lava Beds National Monument
7. Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake National Park
Known for its deep blue color and clear waters, Crater Lake National Park formed in a collapsed volcano. The lake is more than a protected ecosystem, it is also a sacred place to the Klamath tribe, who researchers think may have witnessed the collapse of the volcano. You'll be able to see another legendary aspect of the lake as well. "Old Man of the Lake," once a tree, now a stump, has bobbed in the lake for centuries. Crater Lake National Park boasts hiking trails and lookout points all around its rim.
Suggested duration: 8 hoursLearn more about Crater Lake National Park
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8. OC and E Woods Line State Trail
The OC&E Woods Line State Trail is a rail trail in Klamath and Lake counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is Oregon's longest state park. The trail follows the old OC&E (Oregon, California and Eastern) and Weyerhaeuser railroads from Klamath Falls to Thompson Reservoir. Along its 105mi length it passes through the communities of Olene, Sprague River, Dairy, Beatty, and Bly.
The OC&E Woods Line State Trail is paved from Klamath Falls to the community of Olene, approximately 8mi. Beyond Olene, the trail surface is graded and compacted, which attracts mountain bikers, hikers, anglers, equestrian users, and wildlife watchers. Additionally, the trail has a gentle 2 percent slope grade.
Construction on the OC&E Railroad began in the summer of 1917 as part of a grand scheme to connect Central and Eastern Oregon with rail lines and take advantage of timber opportunities. Initial development efforts involved bonds sold by the city of Klamath Falls. Logging camps with spur railroads sprang up almost overnight, and by 1919, four lumber mills were located on the main line. After several delays, the OC&E was declared open in the fall of 1923, and in 1927 was extended to Bly.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about OC and E Woods Line State Trail
9. River Rafting & Tubing, Ashland
Create memories of Southern Oregon's wilderness that will stay imprinted on your mind forever by whitewater rafting or tubing on the area's scenic rivers. You'll enjoy this activity with an experienced guide, who'll work hard to keep you safe and entertained while rushing through the rapids that'll make your heart beat a little fast. You'll also be able to plunge off the raft into the crystal waters as you come to a calm spot, pick blackberries on the shore, or enjoy an organic meal. You can choose between day trips and multi-day journeys.
Suggested duration: 5 hoursLearn more about River Rafting & Tubing
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10. Lithia Park, Ashland
In the middle of Ashland, Lithia Park houses a forest growing along a stream. The area's high concentration of lithium oxide inspired the name of the park. Duck ponds and a Japanese Zen garden make this place particularly peaceful. There are playgrounds, tennis courts, and an ice skating rink in the winter. The park is fenced and is very dog friendly.
Suggested duration: 2 hoursLearn more about Lithia Park
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11. Link River Trail
Suggested duration: 1h 30 minLearn more about Link River Trail
12. The Children's Museum of Klamath Falls
EXTENDED HOURS for Christmas, Spring and Summer BREAK.......
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Open extended hours for BIRTHDAY PARTIES !!!
Reserved parties are available weeknights and Sundays also.
Advanced reservations required as we need to schedule our volunteer staff!
Suggested duration: 2 hoursLearn more about The Children's Museum of Klamath Falls
13. Upper and Lower Table Rock, Medford
Upper Table Rock and Lower Table Rock are two prominent volcanic plateaus located just north of the Rogue River in Jackson County, Oregon, U.S. Created by an andesitic lava flow approximately seven million years ago and shaped by erosion, they now stand about 800 feet (240 m) above the surrounding Rogue Valley. The Table Rocks are jointly owned; The Nature Conservancy is responsible for 3,591 acres (1,453 ha), while the Bureau of Land Management is responsible for 1,280 acres (520 ha).
Native Americans have inhabited the Table Rocks area for at least 15,000 years before European-American settlement. Starting in the mid-19th century during a gold rush, the settlers forced the Takelma tribe away from the Table Rocks and into reservations. The surrounding area was quickly developed. The Table Rock post office was established in 1872, an airstrip was built atop Lower Table Rock in 1948, and a very high frequency omni-directional range (VOR) aviation tower was constructed on Upper Table Rock in the 1960s. The Table Rocks were not protected until the 1970s.
The rocks are home to over 70 species of animals and 340 species of plants, which includes over 200 species of wildflowers. Vernal pools atop the plateaus fill during the rainy season in winter and spring because the andesite is impermeable. The dwarf woolly meadowfoam, a species of wildflower, grows around these pools, and is endemic to the rocks. The pools are also one of only a few places where the federally threatened species of fairy shrimp, Branchinecta lynchi, can be found. To protect these and other threatened species, the Bureau of Land Management has listed the rocks as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern since 1984.
The Table Rocks are one of the most popular hiking locations in the Rogue Valley, with over 45,000 visitors annually. Two trails, Lower Table Rock Trail and Upper Table Rock Trail, were cut across the plateaus' slopes in the early 1980s by the Youth Conservation Corps, Boy Scouts, and the Oregon Department of Forestry. This effort was coordinated by John Ifft, a forester for the Medford Office of the BLM.
The plateaus are named for their relatively flat tops. Upper and Lower refer to their location along the Rogue River, not their height. Upper Table Rock, 2,091 feet (637 m) above sea level at its highest point, is located upstream, while Lower Table Rock is farther downstream, with an elevation of 2,049 feet (625 m).
Suggested duration: 2 hoursLearn more about Upper and Lower Table Rock
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14. Klamath Fish Hatchery
Suggested duration: 2 hoursLearn more about Klamath Fish Hatchery
15. Mount Shasta, Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta (Shasta: Waka-nunee-Tuki-wuki; Karuk: Úytaahkoo) is a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. At an elevation of 14,179 feet (4,321.8 meters), it is the second-highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth-highest in the state. Mount Shasta has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles (350 cubic kilometers), which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.
The mountain and surrounding area are part of the Shasta–Trinity National Forest.
Suggested duration: 2 hoursLearn more about Mount Shasta
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