Wood River Kayak Trip

The Wood River is a 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 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. Reservations are required for this trip so call the office or book online. You’ll follow 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 quick 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. While this is a mostly slow moving spring creek, you do need to be on the ready for this paddling trip. There area number of obstacles along the way, we portage a few times (carry our boats around a hazard) and the water gets moving pretty swift in parts. At the end, we find ourselves at the take out and a primitive campground where you can load up and head back to civilization or back to the ROE/Zip outpost for food and drinks.


Mid May – September

Group Size:
4 – 13 people

Trip Length:
Approximately 5 hours from check-in to take out.

Paddle Distance:
6 river miles.
Usually on the water 3-4 hours

Minimum Age:
10 and an accompanying adult.

Trip Begins/Ends:

  • ROE Adventure Office – meet at Crater Lake Zipline office for departure. 29840 Highway 140 West, Klamath Falls OR 97601

Nearest Airports:

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

Ready to Book Your Adventure?

Call: 541.884.3825
Email: info@roeoutfitters.com

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


  • 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
  • Cash to Tip your guide


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 10 years old and comfortable in the water in a lifejacket for our Wood River 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.