|Economically, lumber and agriculture, which drew most of the early settlers to the area, today share the scene with high tech manufacturing facilites.
For recreation there is everything from hunting and fishing in the pristine beauty of its mountains,
marshes, lakes and rivers, sight-seeing at the many attractions including the majestic Crater Lake,
to the performing arts.
Klamath County is home to Crater Lake National Park
and sits directly under the Pacific Flyway. Millions of migrating birds rest and refuel in the county's
six wildlife refuges, all within a 50-mile radius of Klamath Falls. The largest concentration of bald
eagles in the lower 48 states winters in Klamath County. Each February, nature enthusiasts from around
the world celebrate this phenomenon at the Bald Eagle Conference in Klamath Falls. The white Pelican is
the county mascot and is a familiar sight on nearby lakes and rivers. Protected by law, this bird often
has a wingspan of 10 feet. Today, Klamath County is best known for its wetlands, woodlands and wildlife.
Within the Klamath basin are no less than six
National Wildlife Refuges:
Bear Valley, Clear Lake, Klamath Marsh, Lower Klamath, Tule Lake and Upper Klamath.