Wood River Headwaters at Kimbal F. Jackson State Park

The headwaters of the Wood River in Southern Oregon.

Kayaking the Wood, Everyone's Favorite!

The pristine waters of the Wood River in Oregon start flowing from springs which are fed by underground waters originating below Crater Lake National Park, which is located only a short distance to the north. 

Our guides will put you in at the headwaters where you will embark on a beautiful 3 hour float float down the Wood River to the Kimball Park day use area. This river is known for its crystal clear waters and huge Brown Trout. 

This class 1 river provides just enough water current and bends to keep your paddle moving as you enjoy your outdoor adventure.  

We take lots of pictures while on our tour so be sure to check out our Facebook Page  to see your tour, and feel free to share. 

Our regular scheduled days for this tour are Wednesday of every week starting at 10:00 AM.


A kayak tour getting read to float down the Wood River starting at Jackson F. Kimball State Park

Guided Tour Information

Cost for this tour is $75.00 per person. which includes one or two of our guides to go along. This tour is limited to 12 guests total + two guides. If 6 or less guests attend then only 1 guide will accompany. 

Kayaks, paddles, life vests and whistle will be provided.

This tour requires a 3 person minimum, so bring a few friends!

If you wish, you can call or e-mail us to find out how many have already booked. 

E-mail: skylakeswild@gmail.com phone: 541-891-0435 

All guests are required to sign our company policy waiver and a parent/quardian permission form (if minors are to attend). Forms can be found HERE to review and will be provided for signing when you arrive. 

Our licensed Oregon Guides are very experienced with years on the water and dedicated to providing you a very enjoyable experience that you will remember a lifetime. 

The Wood River where the Fremont Winema National Forest  meets the water at Kimbal F. Jackson Park.

Camping & Horse Stalls

 J. F. Kimball State Park is a pristine site located at the headwaters of the Wood River boardering the Fremont/Winema National Forest.  This stream flows from the pine forest into open meadow land laced with picturesque quaking aspen surrounded by the southern Cascade Mountains. Wood River offers fine fishing that can be accessed from the park by canoe. Kimball Park offers primitive camping next to a spring-fed lagoon at the beginning of this waterway.A walking trail connects the campground to the site where the clear spring bubbles from a rocky hillside. The park is a secluded place where you can contemplate the moment while relaxing in the whispering lodgepole pines. Horse stalls are available for use. 

  • 10 primitive sites without water
  • Vault toilets