3 Day Wilderness Camp & Raft Trip

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Prices Starting At

$739 Adults (14+)
$649 Kids

TRIP OVERVIEW

A white water rafting & camping trip on the Lower Klamath River is one of the most memorable rafting experiences we offer. The rapids are Class 2-3+ which is enough excitement fun but yet not too big, perfect for someone looking to try a multi-day river rafting trip. The camp spots have large sandy beaches along the river great for swimming and playing in the warm waters. One of the highlights of the trip is the hike to Ukunom Falls. On the 2nd day we stop where Ukonom Creek flows into the Lower Klamath River and begin to hike up the creek. We end at Ukunom waterfall, and have time to swim, enjoy the natural beauty and take photos (GoPro or other waterproof camera is ideal).

Inflatable Kayaks are included with this trip as well, these are fun to play around in and make the smaller rapids more challenging. We provide 1-2 per group of 12.

Interested in fishing on the Klamath River during your trip? Steelhead Salmon inhabit the Lower Klamath River and fishing from the shores  is a great activity for when we are at our overnight camps. A California Fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 16.

Tributary Whitewater Tours/RaftCalifornia.com operates under permit from the Klamath National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Class 2-3+ rapids for an exhilarating and enjoyable adventure
  • Ideal for smaller groups, families with younger kids (ages 4-5+), and corporate incentive trips
  • Expansive sandy beaches along the river for camping and water play
  • Highlight hike to Ukunom Falls on the second day, featuring crystal-clear waters and photo opportunities
  • Included meals and provided gear, including kitchen equipment, tents, and sleeping pads
  • Inflatable kayaks add an extra layer of excitement for navigating smaller rapids
  • Operates under permit from the Klamath National Forest, ensuring a safe and regulated experience
  • Fishing opportunities for Steelhead Salmon during overnight camps (California Fishing license required for ages 16 and above)

River Map

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

  • Meet in Happy Camp, CA
  • Trip prep and orientation/pack @ Indian Creek River Access
  • Rafting!
  • Stop for riverside lunch around noon
  • More rafting!
  • Arrive @ camping location and assist with rafting gear / night prep (mid afternoon, Location TBD)
  • Camp set-up, and exploration!!
  • Appetizers served typically 5:00pm (ish)
  • Dinner time (around 6:00pm)!
  • Campfire hangout till bedtime

 

Day 2

  • Awake to sound of the river and the smell of fresh brewed Coffee (Tea also available)
  • Breakfast in camp around 8:00am
  • Pack up / clean up camp after Breakfast
  • Trip prep and orientation (yes you heard it the day before, but it doesn’t hurt to have a refresher)
  • Rafting! Day 2 is a short mileage day but Dragon’s Tooth rapid is first thing in the morning.  We stop and scout this fun but tricky class 3 rapid and everyone has the option to walk back to the boats and run the rapid or simply stay on the shore, where we will pick you up below the rapid.
  • After we get through Dragon’s Tooth we have just a few river miles to go to Ukonom creek and side hike.
  • Stop for riverside lunch (again around noon)
  • From here we head out to Ukonom falls hike. For anyone not wishing to go on the hike they can either relax at the mouth of the creek or carry on to camp
  • More rafting!
  • Camp set-up at Coon Creek with enough time to play and swim and explore.
  • Appetizers around 5:00pm (ish) followed by dinner & riverside/campfire chats

 

Day 3 

  • Awake again to sounds of the river and the nature surrounding you…as well as fresh brewed Coffee, Teas and other drink options
  • Breakfast in camp around 8:00am
  • Pack up / clean up camp
  • Trip prep and orientation (yes…again!)
  • Rafting!
  • Riverside lunch @ noonish
  • More rafting!
  • Take out around 4:00pm.
  • Fond farewells till next time!

Traveling to the

We put in in the town of Happy Camp at the where Indian Creek confluence with the Klamath River.

Happy Camp, CA

Where To Stay

Excitement awaits you at our rendezvous spot: Klamath River Resort Inn, located at 61700 CA-96, Happy Camp, CA 96039. Get ready for a thrilling journey into the heart of nature from this convenient starting point!

What Should I Bring

For Rafting

  • Required Items
    • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle
    • Shoes (no flip flops)
  • Suggested Items
    • Sunglasses (with a strap)
    • Baseball hat
  • Do Not Bring
    • Cell Phones
    • Wallets
    • Expensive jewelry

For Camping

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camp chair

 

Click here for a full detailed list of what to wear and what to bring.

What Does Tributary Provide

Included with Rafting

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft
  • Shuttles to/from camp

Included with this Overnight River Rafting Trip

  • 2 nights camping
  • 7 meals
    • Day 1 – lunch & dinner
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Day 3 – breakfast & lunch
  • Dry Bag for your gear