Malone Springs Kayak Trip
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 offer morning and afternoon departures from the ROE adventure office located at 29840 Highway 140, Klamath Falls OR 97601 (co-located with Crater Lake Zipline), Call for reservations and daily departure times. Prepare for a fantastic adventure on this protected and unique wetlands kayak trail. You’ll follow 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. It is not ideal for swimming, but you are welcome to jump in back at 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.
This is a leisurely paddling experience and perfect even for beginners and families. We’re here to enjoy the calm water, the view and the wildlife.
Once we return to the boat launch area you can head back to the ROE office for lunch or a beer, or depart to your next adventure.
Plan to have about 4 hours total for this adventure with about two of those hours on the water.