Oregon's Crater Lake area abounds with heritage and natural beauty. Prosperous in natural resources and tribal cultures, the people who have migrated here have brought with them a rich mix of cultural backgrounds.
Roe Outfitters is your Southern Oregon Adventure Specialist. They invite you to join them in exploring this fantastic region rich with outdoor opportunities. From young families to the most intense adventurer, they have guided trips to suit your needs. Guided trips include fly fishing, family fishing, steelhead fishing, whitewater rafting, canoe and kayak tours, bird watching sunset lake cruise, snowshoeing, duck and goose hunting, hiking and moonlight canoe tours. If you enjoy your independence contact them for bike rentals, snow shoe rentals and rod rentals. Stop in to their full service fly shop with questions or call for reservations at 541-884-3825.
Crater Lake a truly unique natural wonder, is located on the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range sixty miles from Klamath Falls. It is widely known for its intense blue color and spectacular views. Surrounded by cliffs almost two thousand feet high, the lake is fed only by annual snowfall – it has no inlets or outlets. During summer, visitors may navigate the Rim Drive around the lake, enjoy boat tours on the lake surface, or hike some of the park's various trails including Mt. Scott at 8,929 ft. Take Route 97 north to Route 62 north and west to the Park's south entrance – this access route to the park is open year 'round.
lava beds national monument
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano created an incredibly rugged landscape punctuated by cinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones, lava tube caves and pit craters. These textbook examples of volcanic formations will amaze even the most experienced rock-hound. This unusual landscape is also home to a great diversity of life, including plants and animals that thrive only in caves or nearby cave collapse trenches. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites are located here. "Captain Jacks Stronghold," a natural lava fortress is where the Modocs held off US Army forces numbering up to ten times their strength for five months.
Collier memorial state park
Collier Memorial State Park features a campground; outdoor museum of historic logging equipment; relocated pioneer village; and a new four-corral, primitive horse camp and trailhead. At the state's finest logging museum, you'll see rare and antique logging equipment dating to the 1880s, as well as more recent pieces. Railroad buffs will enjoy learning about the role the railroad played in logging. The pioneer village gives you insight into how these families once lived. The Williamson River and crystal-clear Spring Creek converge in the park. The Williamson River is regionally famous for its quality trout fishery and it consistently produces trophy fish. From the equestrian trailhead, you can ride north from the park across national forest land to the Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site and beyond.
Migratory Birding: The Klamath Basin of Northern California and South Central Oregon is home to over 350 species of birds. White pelicans, great blue herons, sand hill cranes, egrets, geese, ducks, grebes, bitterns and osprey can all be seen in the area at different times of year. The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges are home to the largest concentration of wintering Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. The Winter Wings Festival coincides with the presence of wintering waterfowl and eagles. The focus of the Festival is to share information, increase awareness of community resources and gain an understanding of our wildlife resources, especially the birds of the Klamath Basin.
favell museum of western art and Indian ARTiFACTS
Favell Museum of Western Art and Indian Artifacts: Interested in Native American artifacts or Western art? Visit this unusual museum in Klamath Falls, considered to be one of the best Western museums in the country. On display are thousands of arrowheads, obsidian knives, spear points, stone tools of every description, baskets, pottery, and even ancient shoes and pieces of matting and fabric. Though the main focus is on the Native Americans of the Klamath Basin and Columbia River, there are artifacts from Alaska, Canada, other regions of the United States and Mexico. There's an extensive collection of Western art by more than 300 artists. You'll also find the world's largest publicly-displayed miniature gun collection here.
klamath county museum
Klamath County Museum: Explore Native American artifacts exclusively from the Klamath Lakes area with a history of the Modoc Indian Wars that chronicles the most expensive campaign of the American West. Also of particular interest are the early-20th-century photos by local photographer Maud Baldwin.