Klamath Falls Travel Guide

Bordering northern California, Klamath Falls is scenically situated at the edge of Upper Klamath Lake and at the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains. Located just 60 miles from Crater Lake and 70 miles from Mount Shasta, visitors mostly come here for the year-round outdoors activities on offer and the fantastic bird-watching during migration seasons.

Klamath Falls’ historic downtown area boasts three museums that are popular with visitors. The Favell Museum is best known for its collection of western art and Native American arrowheads; the Klamath County Museum also specializes in Native American artifacts; and the Senator Baldwin Hotel Museum was built in 1906 and is listed on both the state and national registers of historic places. Numerous antique shops line the Main street and visitors can take a walking tour through the old town or enjoy a trolley ride to see the various attractions.

The area boasts a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including canoeing, fishing, hunting, golfing and cross-country skiing. Bird watching brings many enthusiasts to the area, which is home to the largest concentration of American bald eagles in the Pacific Northwest region.


Crater Lake: is a popular destination for visitors, who come for the spectacular scenery and the stunning deep blue lake. In the summer you can enjoy boat tours, hike up Mount Scott and stay overnight at a campground.

Lava Beds National Monument: for at least a half-million years, volcanic eruptions have contributed to the development of this rugged landscape that features cinder and spatter cones, lava flows, tube caves and pit craters. It is said that there are more than 500 lava tube caves here, which are all open for visitors to explore.

Favell Museum: Native American artifacts and Wild West memorabilia make this an interesting stop-off.

Bird sanctuaries: the area is home to a number of bird sanctuaries, with the bird population far exceeding the human population during migration times.