Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge wetlands are primarily wet meadows with some open water wetlands. This natural plant community is maintained by a program of cattle grazing, haying and prescribed fire to create fall and spring feeding habitat for waterfowl and sandhill cranes.

Visit Us

Be sure to call ahead to check the visitor center hours. The visitor center is staffed on a limited basis throughout the year and during specific field seasons is closed regularly. 

Directions to Visitor Center

From Klamath Falls, Oregon: travel north on Highway 97 approximately 45 miles. Turn right onto Silver Lake Road and travel east 9.5 miles to Forest Service Road 690.Travel south 4 miles on this gravel road to the canoe launch. To travel to the refuge headquarters, stay on the Silver Lake Road until milepost 17. All viewing opportunities are located from the refuge boundary. 

Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge 


Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Klamath Marsh has long been a magnet for wildlife and people. For thousands of years, Native Americans have made extensive use of the area’s plant and wildlife resources. Within the upper Williamson watershed, the Klamath Tribe maintained dense settlements along the banks of the Williamson River and the shores of Klamath Marsh.