22. Klamath River Canyon

22. Klamath River Canyon - Area Map.


The Klamath River Canyon is approximately 25 miles southwest of Klamath Falls, OR or 45 miles east of Ashland, OR on State Highway 66.


Set in a mixed oak woodland and coniferous forest, located on the Klamath River immediately below J.C. Boyle Powerhouse.

Distinct Features:

Klamath River Spring Island River Access offers barrier free rest rooms and fishing access. From Spring Island, you are within easy access to the immensely varied woodlands and coniferous forests found in southern Oregon and northern California. The federally designated Wind and Scenic Upper Klamath River begins just below the powerhouse.

Birds to Look For:

Bald Eagle, Osprey, Lewis' Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Mountain Quail, Vaux's Swift, Calliope Hummingbird, flycatchers, a variety of swallows, Nashville Warbler, Lazuli Bunting, Chipping Sparrow, and Lesser Goldfinch.


From Klamath Falls, take Hwy. 97 south to the Hwy. 140/Hwy. 66 junction. Turn right and head west on Hwy.66. Travel through the town of Keno, and continue west for about 7 miles. Follow the sign to J.C. Boyle Powerhouse; Spring Island is located 4.5 miles south of Highway 66. The road is graveled, but expect it to be wash boarded and dusty. Continue _ mile past the powerhouse to the Spring Island vehicle turn-around to access the recreation site. The road beyond the turn-around is very rough and not suitable for passenger vehicles! GPS: 122° 5' 42.69" W, 42° 2' 42.55" N.

For more information Contact:

Bureau of Land Management
Klamath Falls Resource Area
2795 Anderson Ave. Bldg. #25
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

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