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Klamath Falls

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Klamath Falls is a small city in Southern Oregon. The city itself is in the large Klamath Basin. At the northern end of the city is gorgeous Klamath Lake. The views in Klamath are spectacular, if you look to the south you can see snow covered Mt. Shasta. The outlying areas of the city are almost completely filled with acres upon acres of farm land.

Get in[edit]

By Plane[edit]

Klamath Falls is home to Klamath Regional Airport (Kingsley Field) [1] located 5.5mi (8.8km) SE of town. It isn't a very big commercial airport but you can easily fly to Portland or San Francisco on United Express (only airline, once daily). The major use of the airport is for military purposes and general aviation. Kingsley Field Airport is also an alternate landing site for a space shuttle. The next nearest airport is at the Rogue Valley International Airport [2] over in Medford (MFR). Commercial services to/from Medford are provided by Alaska/Horizon Air; United Airlines; Delta Air Lines; and Allegiant Air. These carriers offer approximately 60 arriving and departing flights daily to and from San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City. Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport also serves general aviation traffic, including extensive corporate and business travel.

By Car[edit]

Klamath Falls is located about an hour and a half away from Interstate 5 along OR-66 from Ashland. From I-5, OR-66 is accessed at exit #14. Likewise, if coming up from California one can also exit at US Hwy 97 from Weed, CA at exit #747 and continue northwards on U.S. Hwy 97. U.S. Highway 97 Runs straight through the city and continues north to Bend (passes by Crater Lake).

By Bus[edit]

There are no direct Greyhound services to Klamath Falls. Instead passengers transfer from Greyhound to the below companies in Medford, Reno, or Redding to get into town:

  • Southwest Point/Klamath Shuttle, 445 S Spring St (One block west of the Amtrak Station @ Spring St & Oak Ave), +1 541 883-2609, [3]. goes to/from Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass, Selma, Crescent City & Brookings, CA. Passengers transfer to/from Greyhound in Medford. They pick up and drop off at their base at 445 S Spring St  edit
  • Sage Stage, 111 W North St; Alturas, CA 96101 (base address) (picks up at the Southwest Point base at 445 S Spring St (see above)), +1 530 233-3744, [4]. goes down to a Rite Aid store on 5th & N Main St in Alturas, CA. There, passengers can transfer to their other shuttle buses to continue to Redding, CA or Reno, NV (via Susanville). Passengers transfer to/from Greyhound (or other bus lines) in Redding and Reno to get to additional cities  edit

By Train[edit]

The Amtrak Coast Starlight has an once daily train stopping in Klamath Falls on its way to Los Angeles in one direction and to Seattle in the other. The Amtrak station is at 1600 Oakes Ave (a block east of Spring ST) SE of downtown.

Get around[edit]

By Car[edit]

Klamath Falls is a smaller city, and is fairly easy to navigate. The only hard place to drive is downtown where there are a lot of older one way only streets.

By Bus[edit]

Basin Transit[5] provides regular bus service around Klamath Falls Monday through Friday 6:30am to 7:30pm, and Saturday 10am to 4:30pm.

By Foot[edit]

Klamath Falls isn't a very walking friendly city, you will do much better in a car or on a bike unless you get a ride downtown.

By Bike[edit]

There are numerous bike paths that run all over the city that can provide a full days worth of biking. There are also many mountain biking trails nearby at Moore Park, the largest park in Oregon.

See[edit][add listing]

Klamath County is home to Crater Lake National Park [6]. It is about 45 minutes away from the city, but well worth the drive. The Klamath Basin is rated #1 in the West on Sunset Magazine's list of Fantastic Five Birding destinations [7]. Klamath is also home to the Klamath County Museum [8] which has many artifacts and relics from pioneer days, along with many native american items.

Do[edit][add listing]

Hunting and Fishing[edit]

  • Klamath Falls is home to beautiful Klamath Lake, which is connected to several other lakes and both the Williamson and Klamath rivers. The fishing is incredible either on a boat in the middle of the lake or on shore. There are over 10 more lakes within a 45 minute drive from Klamath as well. The areas around the city are home to an amazing amount of wildlife. You can go for a hike to enjoy the views, or hunt many different species of game during hunting seasons.

Golf[edit]

  • The Running Y Ranch and Resort [9] is one of the best golf courses in the country. Klamath is also home to three other golf courses.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Besides all of the usual restaurants and various fast food restaurants you would expect, like Applebee's, Denny's etc. Klamath Falls has several local venues:

  • Fiorella's Italian Ristorante 6139 Simmers 541 882-1878
  • Grey Gull Restaurant & Lounge
  • Mollie's Restaurant 3817 Hwy 97N 541 882-9591
  • Mr B's Steakhouse 3927 S. 6th 541 883-8719
  • The Creamery Brew Pub & Grill, 1320 Main St., (541) 273-5222, [10]. 11am - Close. Sports bar  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Several chain motels including Best Western are located along South Sixth Street.

  • The Running Y Resort 5500 Running Y Road
  • Maverick Motel 1220 Main
  • Crystalwood Lodge B&B 38625 Westside Road
  • Best Western Olympic Inn 2627 South Sixth Street [11]. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They provide complementary breakfast in the morning, soup in the afternoon, and fresh-baked cookies in the evening.
  • Cimarron Inn, 3060 South 6th Street, (541) 882-4601, [12].  edit
  • Vagabond Inn Klamath Falls, 4061 S. 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97603, 541-882-1200, [13]. checkin: 3:00pm; checkout: 11:00am. Vagabond Inn Klamath Falls offers complimentary hot breakfast, game room, semi-truck parking, pet friendly rooms, heated swimming pool, game room, free WiFi, and other services. (42.207245,-121.738743) edit

Get out[edit]

  • Moore Park


Routes through Klamath Falls
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