Wood River Kayaking
The Wood River is a slow moving spring creek that cuts through meadows, ranch lands and forest. On the way to Crater Lake National Park, the Wood River is fed by natural springs and is home to many birds and big native rainbow and brown trout. Coyotes and deer frequent its banks and bald eagles often soar overhead.
We’ll meet at 9:00 in the morning at the ROE office, and prepare you for a fantastic adventure on the meandering Wood River. You’ll ride with us for about 45 minutes to the boat launch located at Jackson Kimball State Park. After the guides provide a safety briefing we’ll begin this paddle with…. A hike! Before we push off to discover where this spring fed river flows we’ll take a short walk up a trail to see where the river begins from the clear spring bubbling out of the rocky hillside. Next we’ll launch into this spring-fed blue lagoon. (We’re not exaggerating! Just wait until you see the color first hand!) ROE will provide the gear you need for paddling and the guides will bring their knowledge and experience. Our guides are always ready to coach you with paddling techniques as we paddle down river through pine forests and open meadows. Cattle and Aspens dot the landscape along with historic farm houses and views of mountain peaks.
On this trip we paddle about six miles downriver through a series of oxbows looking for wildlife and enjoying the peace and quiet. Suddenly we find ourselves at the take out and a primitive campground where we’ll feast on lunch before we head back to civilization. We usually return to the office by 4:00 where you can round up your paddling crew and head to the hotel pool or maybe a quick nap before dinner!
RATES: $125 EACH
SEASON: Memorial Day to Labor Day
GROUP SIZE: 4 – 12 people
TRIP LENGTH: 1 Day: Depart 9am – Return 3pm
PADDLE DISTANCE: 6 river miles.
MIMIMUM AGE: 8 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