Four Reasons You Should Visit Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
It’s hard to feel anything but peaceful at the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
Just a half-hour northeast of Chiloquin, the refuge invites visitors to slow down, unplug, and enjoy the stunning scenery within (and around) its boundaries. To the west, snow-capped Cascade peaks dominate the horizon. To the east, a sea of grasslands and pine forests run right into the Klamath Basin foothills. And within the 40,000-acre refuge itself, visitors can spy the upper reaches of the trickling Williamson River, paddle myriad marshlands, and watch waterfowl frolic in numerous wetlands.
Whatever your adventure, there’s plenty to love about the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1958 as a sanctuary for migrating birds. More than six decades later, the northernmost of the Klamath Basin’s six refuges is home to a thriving bird population, a rich variety of wildlife, canoe and kayak opportunities, and more. Here are four great reasons to make the refuge your next stop in Klamath.