Pacific Power provides recreation opportunities on the Klamath River at J.C. Boyle Reservoir, Keno Reservoir and along the Link River near Upper Klamath Lake. Other recreation areas are located along the Rogue River, Wallowa River and North Umpqua River. Our facilities provide river and reservoir fishing, boating, camping and hiking opportunities.

Entrance to our facilities is free, except for Keno Camp, which costs $10 a night, and for our Wallowa River recreation area, which costs $15 a night.

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. However, due to recent power shortage related events in the western U.S., we are not able to provide a consistent pre-determined water release schedule this year. Information on water releases is available one to three days in advance by calling our flow phone at 1-800-547-1501 or by visiting our J.C. Boyle water release page.
Interested in learning more about boating opportunities on the Upper Klamath River? Contact the Klamath Falls office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management at 541-883-6916.

Public Safety Notification

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

Rules and Regulations

Location Picnic Restroom Fishing Boating
Keno Reservoir/Lake Ewana
Keno Camp 12YesLake and BankDock/Ramp
J.C. Boyle Reservoir
Pioneer Park18YesLake and Bank Ramp
Link River
Link River Trailn/an/aBank n/a
Rogue River
North Fork Park6YesBank n/a
Wallowa River
Wallowa Park (Pacific Park) 8Yesn/an/a
North Umpqua River
North Umpqua Rivern/an/aAccessAccess

More Information

Water Releases:

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

Boating Opportunities:

U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Klamath Falls office

fishing on Klamath River