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 Near Mcleod
USGS 14337600
1,040 cfs 1.7 ft
Klamath R Bl Iron Gate Dam Ca
USGS 11516530
1,270 cfs 2.5 ft
East Fork Ashland Creek Near Ashland
USGS 14353500
5 cfs 1.7 ft
Sprague River Near Chiloquin
USGS 11501000
278 cfs 1.7 ft
Scott R Nr Fort Jones Ca
USGS 11519500
310 cfs 5.3 ft
Sevenmile Cnl At Dike Rd Br
USGS 11504290
14 cfs 4,140.6 ft
West Fork Ashland Creek Near Ashland
USGS 14353000
6 cfs 1.5 ft
Rogue R At Cole M Rivers F Hatchery Nr Mcleod
USGS 14335072
770 cfs 1.8 ft
Elk Creek Near Trail
USGS 14338000
70 cfs 3.1 ft
Bear Creek Blw Ashland Creek At Ashland
USGS 14354200
20 cfs 0.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Howard Prairie
SNOTEL 1158
13" -1"
Sevenmile Marsh
SNOTEL 745
45" -1"
Sun Pass
SNOTEL 1078
11" -1"
big flat
SNOTEL BFLC1
39.3" -1.1"
Fish Lk.
SNOTEL 479
19" -1"
Cold Springs Camp
SNOTEL 406
17" -1"
crater lake national park hq
SNOTEL CRLO3
76.31" -8.38"
Billie Creek Divide
SNOTEL 344
33" -1"
Fourmile Lake
SNOTEL 483
37" -1"
Big Red Mountain
SNOTEL 341
49" -1"
Annie Springs
SNOTEL 1000
67" -2"