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Klamath River Paddle & Party: Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Join a flotilla of Klamath River fans for a mellow float and a rockin’ party to benefit the work of Klamath Riverkeeper. Locals and out-of-towners are enthusiastically invited!
- Join us for Saturday's paddle: We'll be rafting a family-friendly stretch of the beautiful mid-Klamath. Bring your own boat, or book a spot on a Paddle Party raft sponsored by Adventure Whitewater for $50 per person. We'll contact you with put-in info after you register. All participants, even those bringing private boats, must register with KRK.
- Join us for the party Saturday night: We’ll put the party in Paddle Party with an evening of delicious food, drinks, music, auctioning, and dancing. The party commences with dinner at 6 pm at the Panamnik Building in downtown Orleans. $20 admission includes a delicious meal, drinks are extra.
- Stay through the weekend or plan a vacation and get in more rafting, enjoy a beautiful local hike, or even treat yourself to a massage!
**You can choose to paddle, party, or both, but all Saturday boaters must register through KRK with the link above, even if you bring your own boat.**
|Check out pictures from the 2012 Paddle Party!|
Register, book space on a raft, and/or buy tickets for the party. To purchase tickets by mail, send a check to Klamath Riverkeeper/ PO Box 751/ Somes Bar/ CA/ 95568. Include $55 for everyone who needs a spot on our rafts, and $20 for each post-paddle party ticket. You can sign up for the Member Special which includes an annual membership or renewal, an Un-Dam the Klamath water bottle, a spot on a raft, and a ticket to the party for $100.
Location: Orleans and Somes Bar are very small towns located about half way between Eureka, CA and Yreka, CA. The rafting trip will start approximately 10 miles north of Somes Bar, CA and end 5 miles north of Somes Bar. The party will take place at the Panamnik Building in Orleans, CA.
Rafting: We'll be rafting a relatively mellow stretch of the gorgeous mid-Klamath River, not far from Orleans, CA, and will provide directions and put-in details after you register. Families are welcome, but please be advised the run does include one easygoing Class III rapid.
If you plan to bring your own boat or float with a friend: Please register with us where you can fill in info about your boat(s) and how to contact the boat leader (e-mail address and phone number). We need to know this so all boat captains can coordinate timing and safety protocol.
What to bring: For rafting, bring shoes that can get wet, water bottle, sun screen, swim suit & something to secure your sunglasses or glasses. Life jackets provided. Plan to bring your own food, or buy provisions at a local grocery (there are no restaurants).
Stay for the weekend or plan a vacation!
How many nights to stay: Most people will stay two nights (the 26thth and 27th) so they can join the paddle and the party.
Lodging: The Klamath River Lodge (near Orleans where the party is) has riverfront cabins starting at $100 / night plus county tax. Please inform them that you’re with the KRK trip. Call Tom at Klamath River Lodge at (707) 499-0901 or email him at tjmacjr (at) pacbell (dot) net.
Camping: Dillon Creek Campground ($10/ night) is located on a beautiful Klamath River tributary near our launch site and about 15 minutes north of Somes Bar. Oak Bottom Campground is located near the Salmon River a few minutes from Somes Bar, CA. To make reservations at either campsite, visit www.ReserveAmerica.com, click California under state, enter 95568 under zip, enter your dates and click “search campgrounds.”
More Rafting: If you'd like to get in more rafting, there are plenty of additional runs ranging from mellow to exciting in the area. Contact event sponsor Adventure Whitewater to raft another stretch nearby. Momentum River Expeditions can also arrange a custom one-day trip for your party, and if you'd like to make a vacation of it, they offer a 3-day lower Klamath wilderness rafting trip beginning Sunday the 28th. Please note that registration for Saturday's rafting is through KRK, and additional rafting Sunday and beyond should be booked independently through the guides themselves.
Massage: Local massage therapist and Klamath Riverkeeper supporter Judy Beaver offers amazing massage on the mid-Klamath River. If anyone in your party would rather relax with a massage while the family rafts on Saturday or Sunday, contact Judy at judybeav (at) gmail (dot) com.
Hiking: There are some beautiful places in the Klamath and Salmon River watersheds accessible by foot. Please contact us for recommendations at info (at) klamathriver (dot) org.