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.