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Klamath Wildlife Area

Following droughts in the 1930s that affected most of North America, major conservation efforts both private and governmental were enacted to reverse trends of degrading and disappearing wetlands. During this time period there was a major creation and expansion of Federal refuges and State wildlife areas. As the concept of waterfowl flyway management was endorsed and developed, wildlife areas were acquired and managed as part of a larger plan focused on migratory waterfowl needs. Klamath Wildlife Area was one of several wetland-focused wildlife areas established in Oregon. KWA was established in 1958, with primary objectives of protecting and improving waterfowl habitat and providing a public hunting area.

Ross' Goose

Ross' Geese at Klamath
- Photo by Randy Shipley-

American Bald Eagle
American Bald Eagle at Klamath
Oregon Fish and Wildlife
American White Pelicans
American White Pelicans
-Photo by Maxine Wyatt-

A parking permit is required at Klamath Wildlife Area. Permits can be purchased at ODFW License Agents (pdf), at ODFW offices that sell licenses and online.

Best time to visit: All year. Highest concentration of waterfowl occurs in late winter and early spring.

What to see and do

Klamath Wildlife Area is managed to provide habitat for wintering and nesting waterfowl, upland game birds and a variety of other wildlife. Bald eagles, white pelicans and ospreys are among the bird species present during certain times of the year.

Due to its geographic setting, species diversity and abundance of wildlife present, Klamath Wildlife Area is a popular destination for hunting, wildlife viewing and environmental education.

Nearby: The surrounding area offers catfish and bass fishing.

Directions

The wildlife area is located four miles south of Klamath Falls on Hwy. 97.
The area is west of the highway and extends south 2.5 miles.
Miller Island Road West goes through the area.

Address and Phone

Klamath Wildlife Area
1850 Miller Island Road West
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
(541) 883-5734

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