Klamath is located in the middle of the Pacific Flyway – the primary migratory route for birds in the Western Hemisphere. Combined with an abundance of wetlands in the area makes Klamath a mecca for bird watching enthusiasts with an estimated 80% of migrant birds making a stopover in the Klamath Basin. For more information, visit KlamathAudubon.org and KlamathBirdingTrails.com
Klamath Wing Watcher’s Lake Ewauna Nature Trail
205 Riverside Dr. / 541.882.6509
A two-mile easy walking trail loop located in Downtown Klamath Falls adjacent to Lake Ewauna with ponds, wetland, riparian and upland habitat. Along the trail you can find an 80-ft. pine snag called the “Eagle Perch” where you may find bald eagles, osprey, hawks, herons, peregrine falcons, double crested cormorants and songbirds throughout the year. You may also find Canadian Geese and ducks nesting on the islands in the larger pond along the trail.
Winter Wings Festival
The Klamath Basin Audubon Society (KBAS) produces the annual Winter Wings Festival, celebrating the largest wintering population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states as well as the abundance of birds that make their home in the Klamath Basin. The Festival celebrated its 40th year in 2019 and is one of the largest such festivals in the nation that is an all-volunteer effort.
Bill Scholtes Klamath Sportsman’s Park
A sportsman’s dream come true complete with pistol, rifle ranges and sporting clay, shooting competitions, archery ranges events and competitions, MX and 4X4 courses, fishing on the Klamath River, and a picnic area with restrooms.
Collier Memorial State Park
U.S. 97, Chiloquin, OR
Collier Memorial State Park features camping, picnic areas, a Logging Museum and historic cabin village. Located at the confluence of the Williamson River and Spring Creek in a pine forest. The park offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities including camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing.
Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park,
P.O. Box 7, 97604 / 541.594.3000
The fifth oldest U.S. National Park and the only National Park in Oregon, world renowned Crater Lake mesmerizes visitors with its indescribably blue waters thanks to its great depth and purity (at 1,943 feet deep, it is the deepest lake in the United States). You can enjoy this National Park year-round: from driving or cycling the 33-mile Rim Drive in the summer to snowshoeing trails in the winter. Enjoy guided tours with the Crater Lake Trolley or Boat Tours, hike many trails, swim or fish in the lake, or simply relish in the breathtaking beauty of the sapphire blue.
Jackson F Kimball State Park
Sun Mountain Rd., Chiloquin, OR
J. F. Kimball State Park is a pristine site located at the headwaters of the Wood River, offering fine fishing that can be accessed from the park by canoe. Kimball Park offers primitive camping next to a spring-fed lagoon.
Kit Carson Park
1879 Del Moro St. / 541.883.5391
A city park including a pavilion with tables, a baseball field, and a playground with a rock-climbing wall, a wood suspension bridge, other climbing structures and a zip line.
Klamath Commons Park
Located between Main Street and Klamath Ave., bordered by 11th & 12th Streets.
The Klamath Commons Park features a covered seating area, a grass staged amphitheater, and splash pad.
Lava Beds National Monument
The Lava Beds National Monument rests on the northern flank of the massive Medicine Lake shield volcano. Throughout recent geological history, the volcano has spewed lava, gases, and cinder creating vast, twisted landscapes. The end result is an exploration paradise – a place where you can explore a multitude of caves and see lava flows, cinder cones, spatter cones, as well as many Native American artifacts, petroglyphs and painted pictographs. In recent human history, the Lava Beds were also a stage for a captivating yet-tragic history in the confrontations between the Modoc Indians, led by Captain Jack, and the U.S. Army in the Modoc War.
740 Lakeshore Dr. / 541.883.5351
Moore Park is located along a section of the south end of the Upper Klamath Lake. Park amenities include a boat launch for canoeing, and fishing on the west side of the park, with paved ramps, restrooms, and docks. Moore Park also has soccer fields, tennis courts, open play areas, large picnic areas with barbecue pits, day camp areas, an extensive hiking and mountain biking trail system, a concession building, and the Gingerbread House.
Corner of North 6th and Main St.
Sugarman’s Corner is the city’s first pocket park and was named for Kiva Sugarman, a man born in Romania who moved to Klamath Falls in the 1900s and ran a store at the same site as the park as early as 1906. Bring yourself, your friend and your lunch on Wednesdays for live music from the basin’s most popular musicians from noon to 1:30 PM.
Veteran’s Memorial Park
10 George Nurse Way / 541.883.5351
The Veterans’ Memorial is located within the city’s Veterans’ Park in Downtown Klamath Falls. The memorial features bricks honoring past and present military personnel, informational kiosks and a covered pavilion. The park is situated near where the Link River flows into Lake Ewauna and is a regular hotspot for rowing clubs to enter the vast calm waters of the lake.
Wiard Park Splash Pad
2800 Wiard St.
Situated on the OC&E trail, this interactive water feature is a great way for the kids to cool down in the summer. Parkgoers can also enjoy other attractions: a baseball field, basketball court, large playground pavilion and barbeque pits.
Black Dog Billiards
If you’re looking to unwind after a long day in the office or want to cue one up with your friends, Black Dog billiards has 15 pool tables to choose from offering hourly rates, or play by the game. The pool hall hosts many Billiards Congress of America league games and tournaments; they also have shuffleboard, video lottery and 12 TVs that are showing your favorite sports. There are 26 beers on tap to choose from as well as wine and bottled beer.
3901 Brooke Dr. / 541.273.0700
Klamath Falls premier bowling alley for family fun and entertainment, including Cosmic Bowling and the Faultline Arcade, and the Aftershock Sports Bar and Nightclub.
Hanscam’s Bowling Center
3319 S. 6th St / 541.885.5536
Whether looking for a league competition or just a fun family-friendly night, look no further than Hanscam’s. They’ve been a Basin entertainment staple for over 60 years, and offer expansive bowling alley, arcade, free WiFi, pool tables and concessions. Don’t forget to stop by the proshop for all of your bowling needs.
34333 Hwy. 97 N, Chiloquin, OR
Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Tribes welcome you to enjoy the beauty of the land while enjoying 340 Vegas-style slots, live blackjack and a full menu at the Peak to Peak Restaurant & Lounge, and a host of friendly staff.
Klamath Basin Brewing Company ✪
1320 Main St. / 541.273.5222
Classic pub-fair with an elegant twist and full bar.
Mia & Pia’s Pizzeria & Brewhouse ✪
3545 Summers Lane / 541.884.4880
Pizza, arcade games, ask about our Mug Club.
Skyline Brewing Company ✪
Basin Martini Bar ✪
632 Main St. / 541.884.6264
Eclectic yet elegant plates, martinis and mixed drinks.
610 Main St. / 541.887.2561
American pub food, Irish Bar
Oregon Tech ✪
3201 Campus Dr. / 541.885.1000
Oregon Tech offers many opportunities for viewing NAIA level intercollegiate athletics including highly-ranked basketball, baseball and softball teams. Oregon Tech also has a large variety of intermural sports. For sports nuts looking for a college mascot to rally behind, the Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owl is the bird for you!
Steen Sports Park ✪
4500 Foothills Blvd. / 541.850.9571
Steen Sports Park offers world-class facilities rivaling those even in the largest metro areas. Here you will find a complex offering 4 full-size outdoor soccer fields, 1 collegiate-sized baseball field, 5 baseball/softball fields, a 60,000 square foot indoor sports facility (Mike’s Fieldhouse), a 10,000 square foot indoor hitting facility, a world-class skate park, 2 playgrounds, over 3 miles of running/ walking trails, and 2 concession stands.
1221 So Alameda Ave. / 541.884.4149
The YMCA offers an extensive array of programs for all-ages including youth sports, afterschool programs and summer camps, a full gym, basketball courts, swimming pool, senior outings and classes, fitness classes, martial arts and wellness classes, and community outreach programs. Really it would be easier to tell you what they don’t do, so call or click if you have any questions.
The Yeti’s Lair ✪
369 S. 6th St. / 541.882.5586
Take a break from your daily routine and try something new! Come explore the amazing world of climbing at The Yeti’s Lair. Designed by High Performance Climbing Walls of Vancouver, BC, there is approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of wall with multiple routes that are regularly changing.
Klamath Falls Falcons Baseball
For those who love high school-level baseball, the Falcons are an American Legion AAA Senior Legion Team (19 and under). This elite group of young men play against other competition-level athletes across the state. Their home games are played at historic Kiger Stadium.
2001 Crest St. / 541.883.4367
Historic baseball stadium and one of the last all-wooden stadiums in America still in use hosting the Falcons, an American Legion AAA team (19 and under).
People new to Klamath are frequently impressed with the variety and caliber of the golf courses here, take a look at a selection of what we offer.
Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course ✪
Running Y Ranch Resort, 5500 Running Y Road
541.840.9999 / RunningY.com
Running Y Ranch Resort is home to the only Arnold Palmer designed course in Oregon, and golfers from around the globe are blown away by the challenge and jaw-dropping setting. The course was honored by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” and it is consistently recognized as one of the best golf courses in Oregon.
Harbor Links Golf Course
601 Harbor Isles Blvd. / 541.882.0609
Located on the banks of beautiful Klamath Lake, this modern links gem will test the skills of every player. With 15 of our 18 holes having ponds, we assure you that natural and scenic views are not hard to come by. Klamath Lake is well known for being the home and safe haven for many species of waterfowl and big game animals.
Indian Camp Golf Course
323 Hill Rd. / Tulelake, CA / 530.667.2922
Designed with the idea of simplicity in mind, this 1,500+ yard nine-hole course has something for every kind of golfer, with enough forgiveness for the beginner but plenty of challenging shots for the more experienced. Indian Camp is a smaller golf course, but plenty of features such as special rates, rentals, and equipment are available.
Reames Golf & Country Club
4201 Hwy. 97 S. / 541.884.7205
The only private golf course in Klamath Basin, Reames is located on 200 acres of rolling, twisting land with many mature trees. This is a challenging yet fun course, with small and slippery fast greens that require a delicate touch.
Shield Crest Golf Course
3151 Shield Crest Dr. / 541.884.1493
A moderately challenging public course with a little bit of everything! Enjoy expansive views of the Klamath Basin and Mount Shasta. Though most of the 18 holes are straight and relatively flat, there are a few that will call you to choose your club wisely as they dogleg or drop from tee to green.
The Cascade Mountains and valleys that surround Klamath offer ubiquitous hiking and cycling opportunities; an exhaustive list of trails would be nearly impossible to compile. A small sampling of trails near Klamath are listed below. Further information can be found at KlamathTrails.org, RideKlamathRide.com, and ZachsBikes.com/events
875 Cypress Ave.
A 0.8 mile gravel double-track easy trail great for running, hiking, and mountain biking, that will give you access to Moore Park and the trail network from the southern downtown area of Klamath Falls.
Moore Mountain Trail System
740 Lakeshore Dr. / KlamathTrails.org
This trail network is in and around Moore Park. It is well-loved and heavily used by hikers, cyclists, runners and others. The trails offer varied terrain and vegetation, stunning views of Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath Basin, and offers a range of difficulty levels.
OC&E Woods Line State Trail
541.783.2471 / OregonStateParks.org
Oregon’s longest linear State Park, this 109-mile rail-to-trail conversion is built on the old rail bed of the Oregon, California, and Eastern Railroad. Beginning in the heart of Klamath Falls, this trail extends east to Bly and north to the lush Sycan Marsh. The trail is continuous and offers various sections for recreational activity, most widely used for off-road cycling but is also used by pedestrians and those riding on horseback. Features multiple trailheads.
Ride the Rim Event ✪ at Crater Lake National Park
Want to ride one in one of the most beautiful and toughest rides in Oregon? Actually, want to ride one of the most beautiful rides in the world? If you said yes, then know we’re applauding, but also freaking out a little for you – Ride the Rim Crater Lake isn’t for the weak hearted. But, if you’ve got the gall and the wattage to crank up some equally gorgeous and steep, long climbs, then Ride the Rim Crater Lake is also a heck of a lot of fun and a great way to experience Crater Lake National Park first hand.
Spence Mountain Trail
The property is only 15 miles from Klamath Falls offering easy access to our community. Trails are designed for multipurpose uses to accommodate mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners and even cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Spence Mountain currently has about 35 miles of trails available varying in difficulty.
6200 Church Hill Dr.
This little mountain gem snugly nestles into multiple residential areas of Klamath and is less than a 10-minute drive from anywhere in the city. A jaunt up the “kicker” (the initial – and steepest – section of the trail) is a fantastic 25-minute after-work workout, or for those wishing to conquer the mountain, a 3.5 mile out-and-back trail features amazing views of the Klamath Basin. The old fire lookout at the pinnacle towers is just shy of 2,000 ft. above the city. The moderately rated trail is steeped with loose rocks and dirt. The trail begins in the parking lot behind Foothills Fellowship Church right below the “M” and heads straight up the mountain.
Link River Trail
135-199 Mill St.
For those looking for an easy trail, the Link River Trail on the north side of Klamath is ideal. It follows the historic Link River from where its mouth empties into Lake Ewauna, to its head on the south end of Klamath Lake. The 2.7 mile trail meanders along a unique geological connection that cuts through mountainous terrain, connecting these two enormous bodies of water. Hikers can explore the location of the mysterious Klamath Falls that were submerged when the Link River dam was constructed in 1921. Less than 10 minutes from anywhere in the city, the trail is great for some afterwork exercise.
Mt. McLoughlin Trail
National Forest Rd 3650
For those looking for a more challenging hike, this 9,500 ft. stratovolcano offers spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains that surround it and the Siskiyou Mountains to the south. The convenience of having such a peak only 45 minutes away is hard to beat, as one veteran hiker said, “I can be walking above the clouds in the morning and make it back home for lunch.” The main trail is a 9.5 mile out-and-back that boasts an elevation gain of 3,800 ft.
Running Y Ranch Resort ✪
Put on your cowboy hat and saddle up, it’s time to experience Running Y Ranch Resort’s horseback riding. June 1st through September 30th you can drink in the breathtaking views of the handle and Klamath Lake, from the back of a faithful four-legged friend. Cowboyup and get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience with some of the finest guides in Southern Oregon.
Klamath Equestrian Center ✪
More than just high-quality board and tack, many other services are offered including riding clinics and group quadrilles.
Mountain Warrior Academy
1323-B Elm Ave. / 541.205.1382
A family owned, operated, and oriented martial arts school that provides instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Striking and Self Defense, Gymnastics, and Kids Warrior Fit. After school and summer programs are available.
Ella Redkey Pool 1805 Main St.
An outdoor, geothermally heated swimming pool open to the public offering lap swim, open swim, water aerobics, family swim, and a great location for special events.
Children ages 5-18 are invited to join this non-profit swim club, which participates in a variety of area swim meets such as the Great Basin Invitational.
Adult Soccer League
For ages 18 and up (and high school seniors). Winter league with a 10-person limit per team. Teams are 7v7 with a goalkeeper, offering both competitive and recreational divisions.
Basin United Soccer Club
Basin United Soccer Club
Youth recreational league soccer with divisions for all ages and skill levels from ages 2-18.
Adult Volleyball League
For players 16+
Non-profit youth volleyball club for ages 10-18. Competes in AAU and USA Volleyball tournament