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.KLAMATH RIVER click here for PDF Klamath file
MEET: Klamath Inn Motel, Happy Camp, California
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.
W.E.T. River Trips
Elk Creek Campground
Klamath Inn Motel
Across the river from meeting point
Thompson Creek Lodge
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.