Malone Springs Kayak
Malone Springs on the Upper Klamath Canoe Trail is a great paddle almost any time of year. This 15,000 acre freshwater marsh offers a glimpse into the reasons why the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1928. A true jewel of our area, paddling The Trail is a treat you should not miss while in the area. The water is calm with a little movement. Birds, beaver lodges and beautiful views are highlights.
We’ll meet at 9:00 in the morning at the ROE office, and prepare you for a fantastic adventure on the wetlands. You’ll ride with us to the boat launch located at the Northwest corner of Klamath Lake. After the guides provide a safety briefing we’ll push off to explore the wetland trails. ROE will provide the gear you need and the guides will bring their knowledge and experience. Our guides are always ready to coach you with paddling techniques as we make our way into this water landscape. The wetlands are fed by springs in the area and the water is calm and cold. Its not ideal for swimming but you are welcome to jump in back the bank if you’d like. This paddling adventure offers a unique look into a beautiful wetlands area with beaver lodges, wocus plants and views of the Cascades in the distance. Rich with cultural, historic and natural treasures the guides are sure to share all they know about the area with you.
Once we return to the boat launch area we’ll head back to the ROE office enjoying views of Upper Klamath Lake and the Fremont-Winema National Forest along the way. We usually return to the office by 1:00 where you can round up your paddling crew and head off for a well-deserved lunch.
As an alternative, some of our guests will choose to follow in their own vehicle so they can linger on the North side of the lake and enjoy lunch at one of the lakeside lodges near there or head 10 minutes away to Crater Lake Zipline for an afternoon of ziplining!
- 4 hours
- Departs at 9am and returns at about 1pm
- approximately 2 hours of paddle time
April – October
$75 per person
Includes: Guide, gear and transportation
- Trip Begins/Ends:
- ROE fly shop. 5391 Running Y Road, Klamath Falls OR 97601
- Commercial: Medford Oregon, (MFR)
- Private: Klamath Falls Oregon, (LMT)
We supply the kayaks, paddles and lifejackets. Most kayaks are single kayaks.
We have limited tandem kayaks. If you prefer a tandem please ask about availability.
We have smaller kayaks for kids.
What to Wear:
- Layers for cold mornings and warm days and cold evenings
- Shoes that can get wet
- Sunset and moonlight tours should bring a heavy fleece or jacket.
- Remember anything you wear or bring in the boat can get wet!
What to Bring:
- Camera (remember it could get wet!)
- Bug Spray
- Small Gear Bag