Wood River Kayak Trip
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 Outpost located at 29840 Highway 140 West, Klamath Falls OR 97601 (look for the Crater Lake Zipline signs!), and prepare you for a fantastic adventure on the meandering Wood River. You’ll ride with us for about 35 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!