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.

$80+/person (plus Forest Service fees)
Includes: Guide and gear.



Trip Length:

  • 3 -4 hours from check – in to take-out.
  • Morning and afternoon departures available with reservations
  • approximately 2 hours of paddle time

Minimum Age:

Trip Begins/Ends:

  • ROE Adventure office co-located with Crater Lake Zipline at
    29840 Highway 140 West, Klamath Falls OR 97601
  • Guests will follow our guides to the paddling location in their own vehicle.

Nearest Airports:

  • Commercial: Medford Oregon, (MFR)
  • Private: Klamath Falls Oregon, (LMT)

Ready to Book Your Adventure?

Call: 541.884.3825


We supply the kayaks, paddles and lifejackets. Most are single kayaks. There are limited tandem kayaks. If you prefer a tandem please ask about availability. We have smaller kayaks for kids.


  • Layers for Cold Mornings and Warm Days
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • 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!


  • Camera (remember it could get wet!)
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Gear
  • Bug Spray
  • Small Gear Bag


Kayaking Cancellations Policy – PLEASE READ!
All reservations are charged in full at the time of booking. If you need to cancel or modify your reservation you are required to notify us 72 hours/3 days prior to your scheduled tour. Reservations are considered final 72 hours/3 days prior to your scheduled tour and are not eligible for a refund OR rescheduling. If you need to cancel prior to the 72 hour notification period a refund will be given minus a 10% processing fee.

All participants must be at least 5 years old and comfortable in the water in a lifejacket for our Malone Springs Kayak Tour. Those not meeting our requirements may not participate and are ineligible for a refund.
Children 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult on the tour.

In order to run a kayak tour we do require a minimum of four participants to operate the tour. If we do not meet that minimum, we will notify you via email 24 hours before your trip time. If you are unsure if your scheduled tour time has reached the minimum, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email.