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Lower Klamath Lake

Kayaking Lower Klamath Lake
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Lower Klamath Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

The Klamath Basin has lost 80% of its original wetlands. In the fall of 2011, there may be more water in the eyes of those who love the jewel known as Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge than there will be water for what is now the dry, parched and cracked earth that were wetlands, once upon a time.

Some people fish to get away from it all. Others to feel the exhilaration of a big fish fighting to stay free, and some fish to put food on the table. Others fish because it brings them peace and a connection with the outdoors. Fishermen will find a variety of fish in Lower Klamath Lake including northern pike, Altantic salmon and cutthroat trout. Whether you’re fly fishing or otherwise your chances of getting a bite here are good.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 41 47 52 59 66 74 82 82 75 65 49 42
Low 15 20 23 26 32 39 42 41 34 27 21 16

Open: NOTE: As of 6/2011, they are still discussing opening up a canoe and kayak trail on Lower Klamath Lake, but at this time, no kayaking is permitted in the Lower Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge. Kayaking is only permitted on Upper Klamath Lake.

Fees: There is a fee to camp.

LThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookake Facilities: There isn’t any facilities at the lake. Hunting, fishing, bird watching, photography are allowed. Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Ph: 530-667-2231


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