Basin Adventures: 10 Family Friendly Fall Activities

Pumpkin Express (Klamath and Western Railroad, Facebook)

Pumpkin Express (Klamath and Western Railroad, Facebook)

Fall is in full swing here in the Klamath Basin ans what better way to enjoy it than to get out and explore with the family. Here are 10 fall activities you can do with your family now. Basin Adventures is sponsored by the Klamath Falls KOA, the adventure base camp of the Klamath Basin.

Ella Redkey Pool, Facebook

1. Family swim at the Ella Redkey Pool
Geothermally heated for your enjoyment. The Ella Redkey Pool recently undergone repairs to the liner and tile. Flamly Swim is open Fridays from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. For a full schedule visit

2. Walking tour of Downtown Klamath Falls
Start at one end of Main Street and walk to the other and back.  Stop in at shops, have lunch and snap photos of the historical architecture.

3. Bike the OC & E State Trail
Start at the trail head (Crosby & Avalon) and bike to Olene and back. Known as the urban section of the trail. This 14 mile round trip excursion is flat easy ride.

4. View the fall colors at the Pelican Guard Station / Rocky Point
Offering some of the best fall colors in the county. These aspen trees will offer peak color for just a few days before the leaves fall to the ground.

5. Hike the Link River Trail
Running parallel to the Link River this trail offers the Favell Museum at one end and Putnam's Point on the other. The 3.4 mile round trip trail offers a flat gravel path for observing wildlife and biodiversity.

6. Explore the new Kit Carson Playground & Zip Line
Recently constructed by the Sky Lakes Foundation, the new playground at Kit Carson park offers a natural design to a city park.  The playground includes a zip line and rock wall in addition to other structures.

7. Ride the Pumpkin Express / Klamath & Western Railroad
Operating Saturday October 21st and 28th, the Pumpkin Express is a special event ride of the Klamath and Western Railroad at Train Mountain in Chiloquin, Or.

8. View wildlife at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Home to hundreds of species of wildlife, the National Wildlife Refuges offer a great location to view animals in their natural habitat. Get up early or visit before sunset for the best viewing.

9. Hunt for Klamath Rocks
Hunt for Easter Eggs all year long with painted rocks produced and organized by Klamath Rocks.

Cornelius Family Pumpkin Patch (Brian Gailey)

10. Find the Great Pumpkin at the Cornelius Pumpkin Patch
Few things in the fall are more adventurous than hunting for the perfect pumpkin at a family farm and pumpkin patch. The Cornelius Family Pumpkin Patch is a great tradition to make with the family.


Basin Adventures is brought to you by the Klamath Falls KOA. Centrally located in Klamath Falls, the Klamath Falls KOA is the perfect jump-off point to visit all the spectacular recreation sites of the Klamath Basin – Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, wildlife refuges, hiking, biking, fishing and so much more. Visit for more details and to book your next adventure base camp.