With the snow falling, many chose to ignore the snowflakes and dream of sitting on a beach with the warm sun. While others cannot wait to adventure in the frozen white flurries. With the help of the Klamath Falls KOA Journey we look at four family friendly places to go sledding in all the newly fallen snow.Read More
Located in downtown Klamath Falls, is a magical place that will help you escape from your day to day stress, relax with the girls and on some nights enjoy a bit of wine with your painting. Wild Pigments Art Studio is a place for creatives to express themselves with a bit of guidance and education.Read More
There are only a few hours remaining until the start of the 39th Annual Winter Wings Festival. This year’s festival will offer more activities than ever before. With the help of the Klamath Falls KOA Journey we look at this year’s festival.
The Winter Wings Festival is one of the largest birding festivals in the nation celebrating the largest wintering population of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. Typically numbering 500-800 eagles. Other birds include – massive flocks of waterfowl and large number of wintering raptors.Read More
Do you ever feel guilty for enjoying the nice weather that the Klamath Basin has experienced this month? It is February, and we should be experiencing a high in the 30's not 60's and several inches of frozen snow on the ground. We all know the pleasant weather will not last, but it has given us quite a case of Spring Fever.
What better way to enjoy the mild temperatures than to take a hike. Here are three local easy hiking trails to cure your spring fever.Read More
The weather guessers are saying that the snow is coming and with the latest satellite imagery, they might be right this time. So what better way to enjoy family time than to spend it inside where it is warm and watch the snow fall. In partnership with the Klamath Falls KOA here are 7 Family Friendly Indoor Winter Activities you can do here in the Klamath Basin and avoid getting cold in the Snow. (no particular order).Read More
Wikipedia defines Retail Therapy as shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer's mood or disposition. I think we all might need that once in while. Whether it is a new art piece, kitchen gadget, or trinket for the bathroom - it is nice to get out and spend a little cash once in a while.Read More
Home to Over 350 Bird Species, the Klamath Basin is unmistakably bird country. It is one of the top birding locations in the nation, and is one of the largest migratory stopovers for birds in the western United States.
Birding in Klamath is a year-round activity with natural high-elevation valleys surrounded by mountains. The region contains diverse habitats from desert lakes, wetlands and rivers to rain forests along the edges of the Cascade Mountain range making this area a birder’s paradise.Read More
Celebrating on New Years Eve is not just for the adults. Here are 3 kid friendly events happening in the Klamath Basin for children of all ages.
Basin Adventures is brought to you by the Klamath Falls KOA, your adventure hub of the Klamath Basin.Read More
Old Man Winter has his grip on the Klamath Basin, it is both beautiful and cold. What better way to enjoy winter than to get out and explore with the family. Here are 10 winter activities you can do with your family today. Basin Adventures is sponsored by the Klamath Falls KOA Journey, the adventure base camp of the Klamath Basin.Read More
Crystal Ice Cave contains some of the most spectacular ice formations among Lava Beds' many caves. Because of the sensitive nature of this cave's formations and its cold environment, Crystal Ice Cave is open to park visitors only on small ranger-guided tours during the winter months.
Tours of no more than six visitors (ages 12 years and older) are offered every Saturday at 1:00 pm from January through March and last 3+ hours.Read More
The Ross Ragland Theater, a renovated 1940’s movie theater, is a year-round, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary arts center serving South Central Oregon and Northern California. The theater, with near-perfect sight lines and acoustics, provides the perfect venue for a wide array of touring performing artists as well as local productions. Since its opening in 1989, the theater has hosted Grammy Award winners, world-renown classical, jazz and blues musicians, repertory theater tours, opera, drama, comedy, musicals, tribute bands, indie-rock, southern-rock, Christian-rock and alternative-rock bands, acapella groups, acrobats, dancers, children and family shows, and more!Read More
The tradition of ice skating out-of-doors in the Klamath Basin began in the early 1900s when the city created a community ice rink near Moore Park along the south shore of Upper Klamath Lake. This natural sheet of ice was a popular winter recreation site. However, in the 1970s, due to changing climate and city budget constraints, the rink was forced to close. In the 1990's, Bill Collier, a local retiree and former hockey player, began to personally renovate the historic site. He spent cold winter nights and early mornings spraying the dirt patch with water from a fire hose to create the sheet of ice.Read More
Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are about to begin for the 2017-18 winter season. The walks will start on Friday, November 24 and will be offered every Saturday and Sunday (and on holidays) through April 29, 2018. Walks will also be offered daily from December 16 through January 1 (except on December 25).Read More
The Klamath Basin is known to be a mecca outdoor enthusiasts – the basin lies with so many adventures within a few minutes’ drive of anywhere. One of those adventures can be on horseback. The basin offers many trails, campgrounds, and facilities geared to equestrian expeditions. Here are 5 locations, where you can get out and ride today.Read More
Crisp fall air has already hit the basin with some overnight temperatures falling below the freeing mark. We have even seen small amounts of snow, but those do not last long as the days still warm up nicely. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, days like these make trout fishing great as some of the best fishing of the year can happen during the cool fall months.
In this Basin Adventures we look at some of the best fishing spots in the area. Basin Adventures is sponsored by the Klamath Falls KOA, the adventure base camp of the Klamath Basin.
Several good fishing locations close November 1st, this could be the last weekend to get out and fish some of these great locations.Read More
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.Read More
The first snows of the season have already fallen at Crater Lake National Park, and some of the most beautiful days in the park include those fresh snows. Early fall is a great time visit the park before Old Man Winter wraps his hand around the park. Basin Adventures is sponsored by the Klamath Falls KOA Journey, the adventure base camp of the Klamath Basin.
At the time of this publication, Rim Drive is still open. However, West Rim Drive is closed weekdays for Road Construction and some of the parks amenities have already closed for the winter season. Be sure to check the National Park Service website for Crater Lake (https://www.nps.gov/crla) for any changes.
West Rim Drive and the North Entrance Roads can close anytime due to winter weather. Before they are closed for the season, here are 5 must do adventures at Crater Lake National Park before winter. (no particular order)Read More
Fall is a great time to visit the Lava Beds National Monument. The cool crisp nights and warm days make for a comfortable adventure.
Basin Adventures is sponsored by the Klamath Falls KOA Journey, the adventure base camp of the Klamath Basin.
Many of the caves are developed and contain trails, stairways and ladders. Cave Loop, a 2-mile road just south of the visitor center offers most of the developed caves in the park. A short walk from the visitor center is Mushpot Cave. A perfect first cave to visit, as this cave has lighting and exhibits explaining the features of the cave. Mushpot is the only lit cave in the park.
Before heading underground, a stop at the visitor center is required. Where you get a flashlight (if you did not bring one) and a hard hat. Yes you will bonk your head more than you think it is a must have accessory.
Caves are divided into three groups based on varying levels of difficulty in the hardest section of the cave – Least, Moderate and Most Challenging.
Some caves to check out on your first visit are – Mushpot, Sentinel, Valentine, and Skull. A complete list of least challenging caves can be obtained on the Lava Beds Website at http://bit.ly/2fzlqmg
Before you go caving there are a few things you need to know.
1) Before entering any cave you must be screened for “White-nose Syndrome” a deadly fungal bat disease. This can be done at the visitor center. [http://bit.ly/2fyzEUo]
2) Most information you need to know is contained in the caving brochure. [http://bit.ly/2fzDltc]
3) Cave safely and softly. Conditions are dramatically different underground than they are up top. So please wear proper clothing, and leave no trace of your visit. [http://bit.ly/2fzpG5h]
Travel through the Monument is by private vehicle or commercial tour as there are no public transportation options in the park. All roads in the park, accommodate standard passenger vehicles.
Please note - Pets are not allowed on trails or in caves at the Lava Beds National Monument
For more information and to plan your trip to the Monument visit https://www.nps.gov/labe
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 http://koa.com/campgrounds/klamath/ for more details and to book your next adventure base camp.