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Lower Klamath River - 3 Day Wilderness Raft Trip

Happy Camp, CA /

Monday Departures
  • $739 – adults (ages 14+)
  • $699 – kids (ages 5-13)
Friday Departures
  • $739 – adults (ages 14+)
  • $699 – kids (ages 5-13)

Please contact us if you would like to request an alternate start day.

Rafting, Camping & Waterfalls!

A white water rafting & camping trip on the Lower Klamath River is one of the most memorable rafting experiences we offer. The rapids are Class 2-3+ which is fun and not too big, you will enjoy the large sandy beaches along the river for camping and playing in the warm waters. One of the highlights of the trip is the hike to Ukunom Falls! On the 2nd day we stop where Ukonom Creek flows into the Lower Klamath River and begin to hike up the creek. We end at Ukunom waterfall, and have time to swim, enjoy the natural beauty and take photos (GoPro or other waterproof camera is ideal).

Meals are included and we will provide the gear for the kitchen. Tent & sleeping pad are available if you need those, please bring your own sleeping bag (pillow, teddy bear etc). There is no set itinerary, this trip is really ideal for getting out of the hustle & bustle of everyday life, getting into nature, and kicking back.

We like to take smaller groups on this river, and it’s ideal for families with younger kids (ages 4-5+) & corporate groups (makes for a great incentive).

Inflatable Kayaks are included with this trip as well, these are fun to play around in and make the smaller rapids more challenging. We provide 1-2 per group of 12.

Tributary Whitewater Tours/ operates under permit from the Klamath National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

Interested in fishing on the Klamath River during your trip? Steelhead Salmon inhabit the Lower Klamath River and fishing from the shores  is a great activity for when we are at our overnight camps. A California Fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 16. Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Perfect wilderness white water rafting trip!
  • Great for families with kids – ages 4-7+
  • Close to Oregon and Northern California
  • Secluded wilderness setting
  • Waterfall side hike to Ukonom Falls!
  • Inflatable Kayak for additional fun

Day 1

  • Meet in Happy Camp, CA
  • Trip prep and orientation/pack
  • Rafting!
  • Stop for riverside lunch around noon
  • More rafting!
  • Arrive @ camping location and assist with rafting gear / night prep (mid afternoon, Location TBD)
  • Camp set-up, and exploration!!
  • Appetizers served typically 5:00pm (ish)
  • Dinner time (around 6:00pm)!
  • Campfire hangout till bedtime

Day 2

  • Awake to sound of the river and the smell of fresh brewed Coffee (Tea also available)
  • Breakfast in camp around 8:00am
  • Pack up / clean up camp after Breakfast
  • Trip prep and orientation (yes you heard it the day before, but it doesn’t hurt to have a refresher)
  • Rafting!
  • Stop for riverside lunch (again around noon)
  • More rafting!
  • Camp set-up, and exploration!!
  • Appetizers around 5:00pm (ish) followed by dinner & riverside/campfire chats

Day 3 

  • Awake again to sounds of the river and the nature surrounding you…as well as fresh brewed Coffee, Teas and other drink options
  • Breakfast in camp around 8:00am
  • Pack up / clean up camp
  • Trip prep and orientation (yes…again!)
  • Rafting!
  • Riverside lunch @ noonish
  • More rafting!
  • Take out around 4:00pm. Pack gear in shuttle van
  • Shuttle ride back to car
  • Fond farewells till next time!

Please note times are an approximation and we may end up running ahead of, or behind schedule…we like to call it “river time”!


Kids ages 5+ are welcome on this river trip. This is a wilderness camping trip and we recommend younger kids have camping and rafting experience prior to participating in this trip.

All participants will be camping in the wild for 3 days, 2 nights. If you are not comfortable with primitive camping please contact us for multiday trips with established camping.

Included for the rafting:

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft
  • Shuttles to/from the river as needed


Included with this overnight vacation package:

  • 2 nights camping (on river, wilderness style)
  • 7 meals
    • Day 1 – lunch & dinner
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Day 3 – breakfast & lunch
  • Dry Bag for your gear


Required Items:

  • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle (filled with ice water)
  • shoes (no flip flops)
  • sunscreen


Suggested Items:

  • sunglasses (with a strap)
  • baseball hat
  • Cell Phone (at your risk, it will sink)



  • Wallets
  • Expensive jewelry



  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • flashlight/headlamp
  • change of clothes
  • towel
  • tent & sleeping pad (Raft California will also provide)
  • duffel with personal gear that can easily be packed into our large Dry Bag


Meeting Location:
Klamath River Resort Inn
61700 CA-96
Happy Camp, CA 96039

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