Nearly 30 miles long and up to eight miles wide, Upper Klamath Lake is the largest body of freshwater west of the
Rockies. Depth ranges from eight to 60 feet in a few isolated spots.
Rivers, creeks and springs feed the northern portion of the lake. The crystal clear water around Pelican Bay
is home to a vast population of rainbow trout. Fly fishermen from around the globe come here to catch some
of the largest trout on the continent.
Canoe and kayak trails meander through the marshes and waterways of Pelican Bay providing unparalleled viewing
of waterfowl, otter, mink, deer and bald eagles.
A highly nutritious strain of blue green algae flourishes in the lake. The tiny,
single-celled organisms thrive in the warm waters. Packed with an broad array of micronutrients, the algae is
harvested by local companies and processed for sale as a food supplement.
The Klamath Belle Paddlewheel made
it's debut on Klamath Lake in July 2000, marking the return of a boating era that disappeared over 75 years ago.
The Klamath Belle provides Lunch and Dinner excursions of the lake from early spring to late fall each year.
Passengers enjoy a special lunch or dinner while taking in the wonderful vistas, fresh mountain air, and
abundant wildlife found here in Southern Oregon.
Crater Lake Resort