29. Putnam's Point

29. Putnam's Point - Area Map.


Located at the south end of Upper Klamath Lake off of Lakeshore Drive in Klamath Falls, Oregon. This city park is adjacent to Moore Park and is across from the north end of the Link River Trail.


Inside Moore Park the habitat transitions from juniper-sage brush land to pine forest. Putnam Point and Moore Park Marina offer good viewing into Upper Klamath Lake.

Distinct Features:

Putnam's Point is probably the best and most reliable location in the Klamath Basin to observe dancing Western and Clark's Grebes. Mid-May is the best time to observe this annual ritual.

Birds to Look For:

For the shore areas including Putnam Point, birds to look for include Western and Clark's Grebes, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Barrow's Golden Eye, Hooded Merganser and Tree Swallow. During the spring look for warblers including: Yellow-rumped, Yellow, Wilson's and Orange-crowned Warblers.

Other Items of Interest

During spring and fall migrations many water birds will be present including Common Loon (rare), Horned and Eared Grebes, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ring-billed and California Gulls and rarer species.


From Highway 97 take the Oregon Ave Off Ramp and proceed west. Oregon Ave turns into Lake Shore Drive. After crossing the Link River Bridge you can turn into Putnam Point Park or continue on around the corner to Moore Park. Access from Highway 140 can also be made at the West End of Lakeshore Drive. GPS: 121° 48' 29.20" W, 42° 14' 19.16" N.

For more information Contact:

City of Klamath Falls
Parks & Recreation Department
PO Box 237
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541 883-4102

Discover Klamath
205 Riverside Dr, Suite B
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
Call: 541-882-1501 or Toll Free: 1-800-445-6728

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