Area Information


Welcome to Klamath Falls Oregon, seat of Klamath County and situated on the southern shore of the Upper Klamath Lake nestled in the Klamath Basin on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Southern Oregon.

Prior to official status in 1882 and long before the Great Migration in 1843, indigenous people were attracted to the easy life of southern Oregon in the Klamath Basin.

Adapting to the marsh and river environment, the Klamath and Modoc cultures thrived. Immigrants began to arrive, and the Oregon volunteers established Fort Klamath in 1863.

The town of Linkville was platted along a short river linking 2 large lakes. In 1893, the name was changed to Klamath Falls. The city was incorporated in 1905. The coming of the railroad in 1909 changed the economic climate. A means to ship goods was provided and the region developed its timber and agricultural resources rapidly.

Today, unlimited recreational activities abound with mountains, lakes, streams and the high desert offering experiences ranging from mountain biking to flyfishing. Cultural activities proliferate in theaters, museums and historical attractions.

Klamath Falls enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine a year! It is a 4-season area with a high-dry climate.

Klamath Falls has an active downtown re-development program and the area has seen a new resurgence of retail and commercial opportunities in recent years. Cultural activities include theaters, museums and historical attractions. There are 4 museums in Klamath County - 3 of those are in downtown Klamath Falls. The Favell Museum boasts one the 3 best collections of western artifacts and art in the United States. The Senator Baldwin Hotel Museum is now host to the Klamath County Museum showcasing the county's history. The Fort Klamath Museum honors the region's first military outpost. The Linkville Playhouse provides an intimate setting with local actors.


Other attractions include the Klamath County Fairgrounds, KLA-MO-YA Casino and the 6-story Ross Ragland Theater which is an area landmark with a performing visual arts center.

Klamath Falls City School District has 2 high schools, a junior high and 7 elementary schools. Area colleges include Klamath Community College and Oregon Institute Of Technology.

Merle West Medical Center in Klamath Falls is the largest health care facility in the area. It has cancer treatment and heart centers, an occupational health center, a family practice residency program and a kidney dialysis center.

You'll find over 82 lakes and streams, 150,000+ acres of wildlife refuges, facilities for golf, racquetball, tennis, boating, horseback riding, white water rafting, jet boat excursions and sailing sports in Klamath Falls. Winter sports feature ice-skating, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Moore Park is on the southern shore of 133-square mile Klamath Lake. The Link River Nature Trail is along historic Link River. The Lake Ewauna Wing Watchers Nature Trail teems with waterfowl and wildlife. Crater Lake is known for its intense blue color and spectacular views. The Lava Beds National Monument, with 500+ lava tube caves, is a favorite destination. The Volcanic Legacy All American Road is a 500-mile scenic by-way connecting Crater Lake with Mount Lassen.

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