Shoalwater Bay is our newest kayaking tour to our list of kayaking locations located in the Upper Klamath Basin.
To reach this beautiful location, drive 16 miles west of Klamath Falls on Highway 140, 1/2 mile past Milepost 53; you turn North (right) onto an improved gravel road. Travel about 1 mile, staying to the right to an intersection. Turn right, travel about 100 yards, and turn left onto the road to Shoalwater Bay and Eagle Ridge. Continue around the southern tip of the marsh and continue north approximately 2.5 miles to the county park.
Our tour will start at the Eagle Ridge boat launch and take you clockwise around the marsh, then across the bay back to the launch location where we end the tour. Tour time is approximately 3 hours.
Shoalwater Bay is a great bird watching location, and you may see Ring-necked Duck, Cinnamon Teal, Bald Eagle (nesting), Rough-legged Hawk, Black Tern, White-headed Woodpecker, Great Gray Owl, Lewis's Woodpecker, Pygmy, Nuthatch, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Tanager, Mountain Bluebird, Mountain Chickadee. Several warbler species are seasonally common in the willow and cottonwood trees along the lake shoreline.
A hiking trail extends to the tip of Eagle Ridge, which provides a breathtaking overview of Upper Klamath Lake. Klamath County maintains a primitive campground with potable water at the base of Eagle Ridge. There is a boat ramp and dock available.
Being adjacent to the Spence Mountain Trail system allows for enjoying this natural wildlife area.
Tour Cost - $79.00 per person