Upper Klamath River

Maps & Travel Details

Meet Places

Hornbrook Chevron
114 Copco Rd.
Hornbrook, CA 96044

Meet Time: 8:00 am
All-Outdoors Upper Klamath trips usually meet at 8:00 am, but keep in mind that meet times may vary. Please confirm your meet time and meet place with your group trip leader or contact our office.

Driving Directions

Upper Klamath Driving Map

(Please use a California map in conjunction with this map.)
From Sacramento: Take I-5 north fifteen miles past Yreka. Watch for the signs to the town of Hornbrook. Take Exit 789, the Henley Road-Hornbrook exit. Turn right onto Copco Rd f the exit. The Hornbrook Chevron  is on the right side of the road..

From Ashland, OR:Take I-5 South into California. Take exit 789 towards Henley Road/ Hornbrook. Turn onto CR-A28 and the Hornbrook Chevron is .3 miles from the freeway.

Drive Times and Distances:

San Francisco: 320 mi/ 5 hrs
San Jose: 360 mi/ 6 hrs
Sacramento: 270 mi/ 4 hrs
Yreka: 15 mi / 15 min
Redding: 115 mi/ 2 hrs
Los Angeles: 650 mi/ 10 hrs
San Diego: 770 mi/ 12 hrs
Walnut Creek: 300 mi/ 5 hrs
Ashland, OR: 25 mi/ 30 min

These are approximate mileages and driving times and do not take into account any delays or stops. Please allow a little extra time to assure correct arrival time to the meeting place. Thank you!

Most people drive to the meeting place because public transportation isn’t available. The Rogue Valley- Medford International Airport has commuter flights available through United, United Express and Delta (Skywest), Horizon, and America West. You may rent a vehicle at the airport (Hertz & Avis).

General Information:

What's Included

  • Professional Guide, instruction, and equipment (April - June and Sept - Oct see Wetsuit Information for added rental cost.)
  • Delicious fresh meals
  • River shuttle by bus to and from the Meet Place for your trip

What to Bring

  • Personal medicine
  • Change of clothing for ride home
  • Waterproof sunblock, sunglasses with strap, hat, visor (optional)

What to Wear

  • Swimsuit
  • Quick drying shorts to wear over swimsuit is recommended for more comfort
  • Athletic shoes that are lace-up (no slip-ons or thongs)
  • Long-sleeve shirt and pants for additional sun protection and/or extra layering
  • Wool or fleece sweater/jacket, waterproof jacket or wetsuit (usually required in Spring, Fall, and in inclement weather)

While on the river, you need little other than your river attire. There is limited space available in a water-resistant bag for additional items, such as rain gear or medication, that you might need during the day (no towels, please). This bag is usually available only during the lunch stop and at camp.

NOTE: For your comfort and safety, special clothing items, including a wetsuit, are generally required in Spring, Fall, or during periods of inclement weather. If your trip takes place during a time period when wetsuits are required, see "Wetsuit Information".

Additional Items for Overnight Trips:
On Upper Klamath overnight trips, we stay at a beautiful wilderness camping area along the river. Your overnight camp gear will be transported to camp in an AO vehicle. Please have your camp gear packed in a marked duffle bag or backpack. Just the minimal toiletry items are needed since the camp does not have running water or electricity. Upon arrival at camp, the guides will set up the camp kitchen; plates and eating utensils are provided.

Camp clothes: one pair of pants, shirt, dry shorts, jacket, dry shoes and socks, sturdy sandals Camping gear: sleeping bag, pad, ground cloth, tent (optional), toiletry items, insect repellent, flashlight

Please Do Not Bring:
Pets, expensive watch or jewelry, radio, or camera without water protection. Please note that storage of keys, wallets, and other valuables is the participant's responsibility.

River Conditions (Real Time)

Real-time, up to the hour flow information is available for the Upper Klamath River on our Updated River Conditions page.

Local Weather

The important thing to remember about the weather in Northern California is that it can change on short notice. It is always best to be prepared for any kind of weather situation.

Seasonal patterns do exist. In April and May, days are generally breezy and warm (60-70 degrees). Nights can be in the 50's; generally cooler during the earlier spring trips. The summer months are usually hot and dry (85-100 degrees). Night temperatures can range from the low 60's to the low 70's.

Even though these patterns exist, it is not uncommon to get a 90 degree day in May and a breezy, rainy day in June or July. It is always important to bring sun protection and cold weather gear to the river. You can decide which is most appropriate once you have arrived.

For specific questions, contact our Reservations office at (800) 247-2387.


Area Attractions:

If you plan to extend your vacation in this area there are plenty of tourist and outdoor opportunities. Only 30 miles North from Hornbrook, Ashland, OR is a quaint town with an abundance of attractions including the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, wine-tasting, outstanding restaurants, hiking, mountain biking, boutique shopping, and outdoor concerts. On the California side, both Mt. Shasta and Lassen National Park are wonderful summertime destinations for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, boating, and sightseeing and will be a nice compliment to your Upper Klamath rafting trip. Visit the Shasta Dam, the second largest dam in mass in the United States, or take a boat ride across Shasta Lake, a scenic bus ride to the cavern entrance, and a one hour guided tour through the caverns, Lake Shasta Caverns is “Three Adventures in One!"

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