Spring Creek Kayaking
Spring Creek is a calm and slow moving spring creek with cold clear blue water. guests are consistently amazed by its striking color and how few other people we see when we paddle this pristine waterway.
We’ll meet at 12:30 in the afternoon at the ROE office, and prepare you for a fantastic adventure on this crystal clear Spring Creek. You’ll ride with us to the boat launch located near Collier State Park Logging Museum. After the guides provide a safety briefing we’ll push off to explore these gin clear waters. 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 paddle our way to the headwaters where you can witness the “dancing sand”. This spring creek begins with the springs bubbling up from the earth. These are cold springs to be sure and we don’t take our selves swimming here without a wetsuit! But, if you happen to find yourself immersed in this clear water, you’ll giggle at how quickly you’ll make your way back into your boat! Brrr! A highlight on this paddle, once you’ve gotten use to the gorgeous blue color, is finding the mares eggs along the way. Mare’s eggs are a unique and rare freshwater algae found in only a few places in the world!
On this trip we paddle about two miles up to the headwaters and then paddle back to the boat launch area where we began. From there 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 5:00 where you can round up your paddling crew and head off to dinner.
As an alternative, some of our guests will choose to visit Collier State Logging Museum before they join us for paddling. Guests can travel to the park on their own and then meet up with us at the boat launch. Or… you might want to stop off at KlaMoYa Casino and try your luck at the gaming tables!
SEASON: Memorial Day to Labor Day
GROUP SIZE: 4 – 12 people.
TRIP LENGTH: Part-Day: Depart 12:30PM – Return 5PM
PADDLE DISTANCE: Distance covered varies with each group. Most tours paddle for about 2 hours.
MIMIMUM AGE: 5 and an accompanying adult.
TRIP BEGINS/ENDS: ROE shop – 5391 Running Y Road, Klamath Falls Oregon 97601
NEAREST AIRPORT: 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