Pacific Power provides recreation opportunities on the Klamath River at Iron Gate and Copco Reservoirs and at seven public access sites on the river upstream of Copco Reservoir. Our facilities provide river and reservoir fishing, camping, day use and boating opportunities along 19 miles of the river. The recreation facilities begin at the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery, 10 miles east of Interstate 5 and continue upstream to the state line access site managed jointly with the Bureau of Land Management.

Upper Klamath River

Immediately downstream of J.C. Boyle Dam, the Klamath River enters a series of rugged, deep gorges and narrow canyons. In 1994, the section of river between the Boyle powerhouse and California state line was designated a National Wild and Scenic River by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management manages the river in cooperation with the State of Oregon.


This section of the Klamath River is swift, providing rafters with challenging whitewater boating opportunities (up to Class IV rapids). Daily peaking flow releases from J. C. Boyle Dam allow rafters summer whitewater rafting opportunities.  Information on water releases is available one to four days in advance by calling our flow phone at 1-800-547-1501 or by visiting our J.C. Boyle water release page.
The flow release schedule for the J.C. Boyle Powerhouse is a good faith estimate and not a guarantee that any releases will occur as or when estimated. Operational considerations, mechanical failure, human error or system safety concerns could require changes to this schedule with little or no notice. PacifiCorp provides this information as a courtesy for recreational users of the river and makes no warranty of its accuracy or fitness for any particular purpose.  
Interested in learning more about whitewater boating opportunities on the Upper Klamath River between JC Boyle Powerhouse and Copco Reservoir? Contact the Klamath Falls office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management at 541-883-6916.

Information on water releases from Iron Gate Dam  


Pacific Power has developed six public fishing access points on Ager-Beswick road along the south side of the Klamath River between the Oregon/California state line and Copco Reservoir. The sites provide public access through private ranch lands to the river. Each access point has a small parking area, comfort station and garbage can.

PDF Day Use Regulations

Public Safety Notification

Safety is a top priority for PacifiCorp. To ensure public safety at Klamath River recreational areas, emergency evacuation sirens have been installed. More »

Location Picnic Restroom Fishing Boating
Copco Reservoir
Mallard Cove
Copco Cove 2YesDock/PlatformRamp
Iron Gate Reservoir
Fall Creek Park4Yesn/aRamp
Jenny Creek Park 5YesAccessn/a
Wanaka Spring Park 6YesPierDock
Camp Creek 22YesPierDock
Juniper Point Camp 9Yesn/an/a
Mirror Cove Camp 10Yesn/aDock/Ramp
Overlook Park 2Yesn/an/a
Long Gulch Park 2Yesn/aRamp

More Information

Water Releases:

Flow line: 1-800-547-1501
J.C. Boyle water release info