Join KRK & Rivers for Change for a fun, day-long float down the Klamath followed by a rockin’ party & fundraiser with dinner, music, presentations, dancing & libations.

Paddle Party PosterThis event will be a celebration of our amazing river and everyone who depends on it for their livelihood and cultural survival. Bring your lunch and we’ll meet up in the morning to spend the day paddling a mellow river run (put ins TBA). Experienced boaters can bring their own rafts and kayaks, and a local outfitter will offer guided rafting for everyone else ($45 for the day). The post-paddle party will include dinner, music and presentations for $20 (beer and wine extra).

For more info contact Konrad Fisher (konrad Space is limited for campsites, cabins, and rafts, so make reservations ASAP!

To book space on a raft…
Please mail the following to KRK, P.O. Box 751, Somes Bar CA, 95568:
1) A check payable to Klamath Riverkeeper for $45 X # of people.
2) A list of all participants’ names with a contact e-mail and phone number for each adult.
Note: You will be asked to sign a liability waiver (or two) before rafting.

Please reserve a campsite or cabin if you need a place to stay!
CabinsKlamath River Lodge (near Orleans where the party is) has riverfront cabins starting at $100 / night. Please inform them that you’re with the KRK trip. Call them at(707) 499-0901.
Camping ($10/ night): Dillon Creek Campground 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, click California under state, enter 95568 under zip, enter your dates and click “search campgrounds.”

More Details!

About the Rivers for Change project: Klamath Riverkeeper is one of 12 community groups partnering with Rivers for Change, whose 12 Rivers in 2012 campaign will paddle 12 critical California rivers from Source to Sea to engage communities in stewardship and conservation of the state’s rivers. Learn more on the Rivers for Change website.

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: Participants can choose to float the first half (which includes a Class III rapid), the second half of which is very mild, or both. We will stop for lunch at the halfway point. This will be the starting point for people who prefer to stick to class I rapids.

How many nights to stay: Most people will stay two nights (the 10th and 11th) so they can join the paddle and the party. It’s possible to join the second half of the rafting trip if you come by noon on the 11th.

If you plan to bring your own boat or float with a friend: Please email Konrad (konrad at and let him know who’s bringing what kind of 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).