Upper Klamath Refuge consists entirely of marsh and is accessible only by boat. The main hunting area is near Rocky Point on the west side of Upper Klamath Lake. The Hank's Marsh Unit on the east side of the lake is also open to hunting. These areas are not heavily hunted and low lake levels make access to the marsh difficult or impossible at times.
Hunting as a Management Tool
Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciate of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs.
Hunting programs can promote understanding and appreciation of natural resources and their management on lands and waters in the Refuge System.
To find out more about hunting opportunities, seasons, and regulations on Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, contact the Klamath Basin NWRC Hunt Program Manager at 530-667-2231
You may also wish to visit Tule Lake NWR's hunting website, which includes information about hunting at all of the Klamath Basin refuges. Click on the link below to visit the Klamath Basin Refuge Complex page, hosted by Tule Lake NWR.