From Southern/Central California: Take Interstate 5 North to Yreka. Continue North on Interstate 5 approximately 7 miles and take the Hwy 96 turnoff West to Hamburg and Happy Camp. From the turnoff on Interstate 5 to Happy Camp it is 65 miles.

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MEET: Klamath Inn Motel, Happy Camp, California
Time: 10:00 AM

ALL passengers should drive to the meeting place on the Happy Camp side of the river about 200 feet downstream from Indian Creek Bridge and Elk Creek Road at the west end of Happy Camp.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION
From Oregon-CA border: It is 11 miles to the Hwy 96 turnoff.

INFO: All cars will be parked at the ingress point for the duration of the trip. W.E.T. will provide transportation back to your cars.

NOTE: The only gas in Happy Camp is at an automated "card-lock" fueling station that requires the use of a credit card. When coming in to Happy Camp from I-5, Saeid Valley has gas and from east Orleans is the last gas stop. All the stations have limited hours so it is best to top-off before hitting Hwy 97.

WHAT TO WEAR / WHAT TO BRING: Please dress accordingly. Wetsuits are recommended before June 1 or according to weather. We recommend a farmer john wetsuit w/a paddle jacket (waterpoof pullover) and booties. Under your wetsuit, it is advised that you wear a poly-synthetic long sleeve top such as synthetic fleece. DO NOT WEAR ANY COTTON CLOTHING. Wear wool or poly-synthetics on your feet with tennis shoes or Teva-type river sandals, cap or visor, sunglasses w/safety strap and SUNBLOCK!

For summer months: Bathing suit, shorts with tennis shoes or Teva-type sandals. Sunblock, visor, sunglasses w/safety strap.

For overnight trips we suggest: tent, dry change of clothes for evening, towel, toiletries, flashlight, rain parka (for inclement weather), sleeping bag, ground cloth, pad and extra money for miscellaneous purchases. 30lbs limit

KLAMATH INDIAN CEREMONIES: The Klamath River is a highly regulated river trip under the auspices of the US Dept of Agriculture & US Forest Service. Due to the annual Karuk Indian Ceremonies, many dates may not be available due to our respectful cooperation of the Karuk's ceremonies on this river.

W.E.T. operates under permits issued by the Klamath National Forest. W.E.T. is an equal opportunity service provider.

TIPS & Gratuities: If you would like to tip your guide, tips of 15% - 20% is usually customary. Email us with your input regarding our guides.

Established in 1978. Running whitewater rivers throughout California. Permitted by United States Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, California State Parks, El Dorado County & other governing agencies.

PHONE information

W.E.T. River Trips
888.723.8938

Elk Creek Campground
Happy Camp, CA
530.493.2208

Klamath Inn Motel
Happy Camp, CA
530.493.2860

Across the river from meeting point
4 star, Good -Sam ratedRV/Campground

Thompson Creek Lodge
Happy Camp, CA
530.496.3657

Young's Ranch
CabinsCamping/RV
Somes Bar, CA 530.469.2233

NOTE: No person will be allowed on the boats if they are impaired in any way by alcohol, drugs or violent behavior. No guns, radios, or pets, please.

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