This whitewater adventure begins at the JC Boyle Dam put in, in Southern Oregon with 5+ miles of Class 3 rapids to warm up on before tackling the more challenging rapids! The Class 4 rapids begin with the gradient change and you enter into the steep canyon walls. The rapids are long and the water is big. We enjoy lunch on the river before crossing back into California at mile 11. On the remaining stretch after the border, the canyon opens up and the river mellows allowing for voluntary swims. We typically take out at Fishing Access 6 above Copco Lake. The shuttles to/from Weed are a bit long, and we will provide refreshments after the rafting trip.
The 2023 summer will be the last time you can raft the Upper Klamath section in the late summer and fall. With the dams’ removal, this section will only be running in the spring in future rafting seasons. We are running two Upper Klamath rafting trips in August – on Friday, August 25 and Sunday 27. This will be the last time you can raft the Upper Klamath this late in the season, don’t miss out!