Klamath, California, US
4) Coon Creek to Ishi Pishi Falls
||II (for normal flows)
Jacob's first rapid
Jacob's first rapidPhoto of Jacob by John taken 06/28/06 @ ~2000 CFS
KLAMATH R NR SEIAD VALLEY CA
700 - 8000 cfs
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Logistics: The put-in access for this section is at Coon Creek although longer multiday trips start
further upstream. The take-out at Green Riffle access is 3.5 miles above Ishi Pishi Falls where a
dirt road off the Highway leads down to the river just upstream of the Reynolds Creek confluence.
If you continue downstream, you face a long portage around Ishi Pishi Falls.
Blue Swillup Rapid (class II+) comes a short distance after the put-in. After this point the river
is rather mellow for the next several miles.
Don't miss the take-out at Green Riffle access. Below this take-out, Ishi Pishi Falls is a class V
drop that has been run at flows around 2000 cfs and much higher, but this is sacred ground for the
local Native American tribes and they have specifically asked boaters not to run it. In the
interest of maintaining a good relationship between local boaters and the tribe, we're all working
together on improving conditions on the Klamath River, it's probably best if you pass on this
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Last Updated: 2010-01-25 07:10:06