Iron Gate Dam To Happy Camp


This is a long stretch of river between the Iron Gate Dam and Happy Camp.  Most of the run is roadside to CA 96 so you can easily shorten this into days runs.  This is a good beginner section of water for Kayaks and Canoes as most of the run is Class II with 1 Class III rapid.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Klamath River are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 15,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 11516530, the Klamath R Bl Iron Gate Dam Ca Remember only watercraft are permitted at Iron Gate Dam to Happy Camp.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Lumgrey Creek Rapid
Class III to III+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Rogue River At Raygold Near Central Point
USGS 14359000
1,150 cfs 0.9 ft
Big Butte Creek Near Mcleod
USGS 14337500
36 cfs 2.7 ft
Klamath River At Keno
USGS 11509500
454 cfs 4.0 ft
Rogue River At Dodge Bridge
USGS 14339000
1,110 cfs 2.8 ft
Sevenmile Cnl At Dike Rd Br
USGS 11504290
26 cfs 4,138.6 ft
Klamath R Bl Iron Gate Dam Ca
USGS 11516530
969 cfs 2.0 ft
Rogue R At Cole M Rivers F Hatchery Nr Mcleod
USGS 14335072
770 cfs 1.6 ft
Wood River Near Klamath Agency
USGS 11504115
366 cfs 0.7 ft
Rogue River Near Mcleod
USGS 14337600
985 cfs 1.6 ft
West Fork Ashland Creek Near Ashland
USGS 14353000
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
big flat
SNOTEL BFLC1
2.5" 0.4"