This whitewater adventure begins in Southern Oregon with 5+ miles of Class 3 rapids to warm up on before tackling the more challenging rapids! The 2 day trip allows us to slow our pace and take more time scouting the big and long Class 4 rapids. We typically camp at Stateline just after crossing back into Northern California. On the 2nd day, after a hearty breakfast at camp, we shuttle upstream several miles to re-run the most challenging Class 4’s. On the remaining stretch after the border, the canyon opens up and the river mellows allowing for voluntary swims. We typically take out at Fishing Access 6 above Copco Lake. The shuttles to/from Weed are a bit long, and we will provide refreshments after the rafting trip.


Pre-requisits for this Upper Klamath River raft trip:

  • Previous Class 3 paddling experience
  • Strong swimming skills

Upper Klamath River | 2 day whitewater rafting overnight trip

Trip Highlights

  • Class IV Caldera – 100+ yards
  • Class IV Hells Corner –  600+ yards!! We typically stop at Frain Ranch to scout this rapid.
  • Many other Class 4 rapids include Satan’s Gate, Ambush, Snag Island, as well as other Class 3’s like Bermuda Triangle and Branding Iron.

Trip Includes

  • 4 meals beginning with a delicious riverside lunch on day 1
  • A skilled guide in every raft ready to provide a safe and fun outdoor adventure
  • PFD (personal flotation device) and helmet for each participant
  • Shuttle to/from our meeting location in Weed, CA


$389 – adult
$369 – youth (14-16)
$369 – senior (62+)

All prices are subject to an 8% state/county river access fee.
Discounts available for groups of 6 or more.

Wetsuits may be required for the trip. They are not included with the trip, but available for rent.

Camping equipment is not included, but available for rent.

Departure Times

8 AM the morning of your trip

River Rating

Class IV (Beginner/ Intermediate: Medium Intensity Whitewater)
17 Miles of Rafting!

Day 1 Itinerary

8:00am  Meet in Weed, CA for shuttle to Put In
8:10am – 9:30am Shuttle to JC Boyle Powerhouse (Put In location)
9:30am – 10:00am Trip prep and orientation
10:00am – 12:30pm Rafting!
1:00pm – 1:45pm Stop for riverside lunch
1:45pm – 3:00pm More rafting!
3:00pm Arrive @ camping location and assist with rafting gear night prep
3:15pm – 5:00pm Camp set-up, cleaning up from the day, and exploration!!
5:00pm – 6:00pm Appetizers served
6:00pm -7:00pm Dinner time!
7:00pm Campfire hangout till bedtime.

Day 2 Itinerary

7:30am Coffee & Tea available
8:00am -9:00am – Breakfast in camp
9:00am – 9:15am Shuttle to Frain Ranch (Put In location)
9:15am – 9:30am Trip prep and orientation (yes you heard it the day before, but it doesn’t hurt to have a refresher right before getting into Class 4 action!)
9:30am – 12:00pm Rafting!
12:00pm – 1:00pm Stop for riverside lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm More rafting!
3:00pm – 3:30pm Pack up gear on shuttle, grab a refreshing drink
3:30pm – 5:00pm Shuttle back to Weed, CA
Please note times are an approximation and we may end up running ahead of, or behind schedule…we like to call it “river time”!


6500 Hwy 49, Coloma, approximately 1 hour east of Sacramento on Hwy 49, about 3 hours from the Bay Area.


Take Hwy I-80 or Hwy I-5 to Sacramento, then Hwy 50 east towards Placerville/So Lake Tahoe. In about 30 miles take the Ponderosa Road exit in Shingle Springs. Turn left over the freeway, then make an immediate right at the light onto North Shingle Road. That automatically becomes Lotus Road at mile 4.5. At mile 11.3 turn left at the stop sign onto Hwy. 49, and follow 2 miles to the Adventure Connection sign at 6500 Hwy 49. Turn left into gate and follow signs to our meeting area.

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6500 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651-9764
(530) 626-7385
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