During this unparalleled event, it is our goal to keep our residents and visitors informed and focus on the health and safety of all those who live or travel to Klamath County and the Klamath Basin.
In this uncertain time, we know one thing – we appreciate all of you; many of whom are our repeat visitors, family, community members, as well as any potential visitors currently looking to travel to the area.
While we understand that this has an impact on travel and travel plans, we want to keep you updated with the steps our community is taking to keep your health and safety a priority and remind everyone to travel responsibly. For the most up to date COVID-19 information in Klamath, please refer to Klamath County Public Health Department.
In efforts to lessen growing health concerns, Klamath County has closed all restaurant dining facilities and bars to dine-in customers, indoor recreational areas, salons, gymnasiums, all theaters, museums, and city parks. Additionally, the entire Oregon State Park system will be closed as is Crater Lake National Park.
Many local restaurants are still providing delivery options and curbside pickup, so be sure to continue to order your favorite dishes – you can find an updated list here.
We have closed the Discover Klamath Visitor Center out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our visitors, community and our employees. Schools, colleges, and universities in the area are closed through April 28, 2020, and the Governor has issued a state of emergency to expedite spending and free up resources available to them.
We encourage you to enjoy our abundance of natural resources close to home and support our local businesses all while observing social distancing. Need ideas on how to get outdoors and keep from boredom? Discover Klamath has you covered with a list of many outdoor recreation opportunities. The CDC recommends staying at least 6 feet away from others in order to practice safe social distancing, so as long as you can distance yourself it is perfectly acceptable to get outside!
- Grab your furry friend, pack a picnic lunch and hit a trailto enjoy the calm disconnectedness that only our outdoors can offer you.
- Rent a boat and cast a line to catch a fish. Be sure to consult the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations before making your trip.
- Bring your own bike, or rent one, and check out a trail whether you prefer the mountains or smooth pavement.
- Keep in touch with us by using our hashtag, #meetmeinklamath for your social media posts and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.