Visitor Activities

Rainbow Trout

Upper Klamath Lake is Nationally Known for it's Rainbow Trout Fishing  



  • Hunting

    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. 

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  • Fishing

    Fishing is an very popular activity on the Upper Klamath NWR. The best access is from a boat, canoe, or kayak. All Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife rules and regulations apply within the Refuge. Fisherman must be in current possesion of an active state license to fish. Get more information about fishing opportunities by clicking on the following link

  • Wildlife Viewing and Photography

    If you enjoy getting outdoors and viewing or photographing wildlife, consider a visit to the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Canoe Trail. Nearly 12 million people visit outdoor areas each year to photograph wildlife, and national wildlife refuges naturally are at the top of the list.  Refuges provide enhanced opportunities to photograph wildlife in natural habitats by providing platforms, brochures, interpreters, viewing areas, and tour routes.  Wildlife photography is a high-priority activity in the Refuge System.  We welcome beginning and expert photographers alike to record their outdoor adventures on film, memory card or internal hard drive!