Difficulty II
Length 22 Miles
Flow Range 700 - 8000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 53 minutes ago 1140 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 08/03/2020 5:14 am

River Description

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 particular rapid.

Rapid Descriptions

Ishi Pishi Falls

Class - V Mile - -66.7
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Interior Recommends Removing Klamath River Dams

Megan Hooker

On Thursday, April 4th, the Department of Interior recommended removing four dams on the Klamath River, listing the action as the Preferred Alternative for a long-term solution to address native fishery and water resource issues in the Klamath Basin. The recommendation was set forth in the Department's Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which provides a comprehensive review of whether partially or fulling removing four dams owned and operated by PacifCorp will help to restore salmon runs to the Klamath River.


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