Upper Klamath Lake - Klamath Falls, OR
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Upper Klamath Lake is nearly 30 miles long and up to eight miles wide. This lake is the largest freshwater body west of the Rockies. It has a surface area of 91,000 acres and 98 miles of shoreline. Recreation facilities are managed for Reclamation by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It sits at an elevation of 4140 feet. The lake depth fluctuates due to regulation of its water supply, ranging from 8 feet to 60 feet deep at average levels. It is fed by several streams, including the Williamson River and is drained by the Klamath River, which issues from the south end of the lake. It is connected by short channel to the smaller Agency Lake to the north. The Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge sits along the north edge of the lake. Recreational activities in the lake are not permitted when the water level is lower. Visitors are able to call the Fish and Wildlife service for details about the water level. When the level is deeper than 12 feet any activity is fair game. These activities include water skiing, swimming, boating, fishing, and jet skiing.


Facilities: Upper Klamath Lake provides picnic areas, restrooms, boating facilities, and group shelter.

Best Time To Visit: Upper Klamath Lake is open year-round.

Fees: No fees are charged.

Accessibility: Handicap accessibility is provided.

Rules: Some water activities are not permitted during the year if water levels are too low.

Directions: To reach Upper Klamath Lake from Klamath Falls start out going northwest on S 7th St toward US-97 BR N. for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto US-97 BR N. for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto US-97 BR N. Continue to follow US-97 BR N. for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto US-97 BR N. Continue to follow US-97 BR N. for 1.9 miles. US-97 BR N becomes US-97 N. for 13.3 miles. Warning: There are 2.44 miles between your ending location and the end of your driving directions. Use maps to get from your ending location to the end of your route. End at Upper Klamath Lake.

Map: Click here for a map to Upper Klamath Lake

Reservations: Reservations are not accepted for Upper Klamath Lake.

 
Address
Klamath Basin Area Office
6600 Washburn Way
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
Phone
General: (541) 883-6935
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