Crater Lake - Like No Place Else on Earth
Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.
The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - All American Road skirts lakes, diverse wetlands, and scenic ranches, all against a stunning backdrop of volcanic landscapes. You'll encounter the ancient natural forces that shaped exquisite mountain lakes and snow-caped peaks all throughout this "volcano to volcano" driving adventure that stretches from Crater Lake in Oregon to Mount Lassen in Northern California. Along with Spectacular scenery, you'll enjoy rich history, charming towns and extraordinary recreation.
Whether you tie a fly, use a favorite lure, or hook on worms and salmon eggs you're sure to enjoy the experience of fishing in Klamath County. A variety of freshwater streams and lakes in and near Klamath Falls offer a range of experiences and fish. Sections of the Williamson, Klamath, Wood and Sprague rivers and lakes like Upper Klamath, Agency, Miller, and Crescent and Odell Lakes are fantastic waters where anglers can land rainbow, brook and brown trout, bass, crappie, kokanee, mackinaw, and other fish
With more than 300 days of sunshine Klamath County is a bicyclist's paradise. Bike over pine covered hills or gentle mountain valleys, through a wildlife refuge, past countryside farms and ranches, or ride the rim of Crater Lake.
CRAWL THROUGH A LAVA TUBE
Lava Beds National Monument is just west of the Wildlife Refuge and has more than 450 lava tube caves, the greatest concentration in North America. In addition, the monument encompasses the main battlefields of the Modoc War of 1872-73 and nearby is the site of the WWII Japanese Internment Camp outside Tulelake, California. The monument also includes Petroglyph Point, one of the largest panels of Native American rock art in the United States. Stop by the wonderful visitor center
Lots of fun for the whole family! Located just a short distance north from Klamath Falls on Highway 97, Klamath & Western Railroad offers free rides on 2 miles of track owned by Train Mountain every Sunday from late May to early Sept. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are also open on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. They have a snack bar with burgers, chips, lattes and drinks. Come take a ride and enjoy a picnic amongst the trees.
The former Esquire Theater which was built in 1940, is now the Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center. This Art Deco Style building with its six-story, brightly lit, neon tower is a notable historical landmark. This performing visual arts center features live performances that range from ballet, jazz and country western music to off Broadway shows such as Carmen.
In July & August, plan to attend their Cascade Summer Concerts - Lake Ewauna Music Festival held at Veterans Park.
You'll feel the winning spirit the moment you walk through the doors. It's in their games, food, location and their people. Exciting Slots, Table Games and Great Food!
As one of Oregon's largest natural lakes, covering 141 sq. miles, Sailing Magazine listed Klamath Lake as one of the 10 best sailing lakes in North America. Gentle breezes during the day and stronger winds in the evening provide for enjoyment by any skill level. Klamath Lake is situated in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, so as an added bonus to great sailing you can also enjoy over 350 species of birds including sandhill cranes, American White Pelicans, Bald Eagles, and Western and Clark Grebes.
We in Klamath, Lake and Modoc County know what you're looking for when you want to ride horseback: a beautiful trail and plenty of room to move around. That's all. And you'll find it here, where local horse enthusiasts have teamed up with federal and state rangers to develop a network of camping and trail facilities geared to equestrian pursuits. For endless trails and beauty consider Crescent Lake Oregon, located off Highway 58 on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains.