Bordering northern California, sleepy Klamath Falls sits on the southern shore of Upper Klamath Lake on the eastern slopes of the Cascades. Originally called Linkville, after the Link River on whose falls the town sits, the little burg was renamed for the falls themselves in 1893.
"K Falls," as Klamath Falls is nicknamed, has long been known as the crossroads of southern Oregon. Home to some 20,000 people within city limits, plus around 25,000 in the surrounding urban growth boundary, K Falls is noted primarily for its striking setting, the outdoors paradise that encircles the town.
Of particular note in the area are rafting on the Upper Klamath River and bird watching in the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge complex of six lake and wetland units. The refuges host 400-plus bird species, including the largest concentration of bald eagles in the United States outside of Alaska (up to 800 in winter). The many lakes and marshes of the basin also make for excellent canoeing and kayaking, while waters such as Wood River and Crooked Creek are wonderful fly-fishing streams for brown and rainbow trout.
Klamath Falls is located in southwest Oregon. To learn more about the area, please select a topic of interest from the navigation bar on the left.