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Upper Klamath Lake lies in south-central Oregon, with the California state line being only 30 miles to the south. This area is quite rural. There is a very small town by the name of Algoma, which sits on the eastern shore of the lake. The nearest larger town is Klamath Falls, OR, located less than 20 miles to the south, while the larger city of Eugene, OR is over 150 miles to the northwest.

Upper Klamath Lake is one of the largest lakes in the state. It is nestled in among the national forestland of the Cascade Mountain Range. This provides for numerous recreational activities including camping, hiking, fishing, water and winter sports.

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Getting Outdoors

An RV rental near Upper Klamath Lake will open up many opportunities for you to enjoy recreational activities. Boating and fishing are some of the prime things that visitors enjoy doing here. Paddlesports are also popular in the lake's inlets and wetland areas. During the busy season, there are even charter tours available that focus on the geography and formation of the lake and the ecosystems it helps to sustain.

Upper Klamath Lake is situated among both the Winema and Umpqua National Forests. These areas provide chances to enjoy the outdoors during all seasons of the year. Hiking, camping, and fishing are available in the summer while winter sports, such as snowmobiling, are available during the colder months. Some portions of the forest may be inaccessible to regular vehicles during certain times of the year, due to mud or snow. Local ranger offices will have information on current road conditions.

Multiple recreational trails are found nearby, including a unique, canoe trail! The OC and E Woods Line State Trail and Sky Lakes Trail are hiking and biking trails that offer scenic views of the surrounding forests and lakes in the area. The Line State Trial runs along a former railway. The Upper Klamath Canoe Trail snakes through the marshlands around the lake. Local wildlife, especially waterfowl, are regularly seen here.

Camping at Upper Klamath Lake

Camping with an RV is easy near this lake. Numerous campgrounds are available that provide a variety of amenities. This is a touristy area, so all of the camping areas know how to make campers feel welcome.

Klamath Falls KOA is located off one of the main highways, just south of the lake, so finding it shouldn't be a problem. The camp offers hookups, pool access when the weather is warm, as well as cable and WiFi. Pets are also welcome here, and the campground is open throughout the year.

Waterwheel RV Park and Campground is found just north of the lake. The park provides full-hookup campsites, some that are riverfront, as well as showers, bathrooms and a laundry room. It is closed December through March each year. Motorhome camping in this region makes for a great base camp for all the locations that are available to enjoy nearby.

Exploring the Area

Rent a camper in Klamath County, and you will find so many things to do and see. Badger Run Wildlife Rehab is a rescue for birds of prey. Eagles, hawks and turkey vultures are just some of the feathered critters available to view here. Educational programs are provided, and the attraction will have a current schedule of events. Guided tours are also available with reservations. An RV rental near Upper Klamath Lake will give you access to a wide extent of activities.

Numerous museums are available around Klamath Falls. The Klamath County and Baldwin Hotel Museums feature the history of the local area and the lives of the pioneers who first settled here. The Favell Museum showcases current art and ancient artifacts from the tribal populations that first conquered this land. The local Children's Museum offers hands-on activities to keep the younger members of the family busy.

The Dalles-California Highway is a scenic road that traverses the nearby countryside. It follows US 97 and spans the entire state, north to south. It provides for scenic views of nearby forestlands, mountains, and lakes. It runs along a large portion of the shores of Upper Klamath Lake as well. Picturesque viewpoints, that make for perfect photography spots, are found along its length as well.

If you've been looking for a quiet, mountain lake, that offers peace, relaxation and plenty of activities to enjoy nearby, consider renting a camper near Upper Klamath Lake. Take a canoe on a tour of the lake, drive a scenic road, or learn about the history of the area in a nearby museum. Check out renting an RV near here and enjoy exploring rural, southern Oregon.

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