SITE 43
KLAMATH RIVER MOUTH

Directions: Go south on Highway 101 21 miles (across Klamath River), turn right past end of bridge on Klamath Beach Road, 0.3 mile to stop sign, turn left, use turnouts on right to view river area. At 3.2 miles, view mouth from overlook on right.

Amenities:

hiking camping lodging food gas bird by car

Sponsor:
 Kamp Klamath RV Park and Campground
 
Description:
Along the lower river almost any duck is possible, especially in winter including Wood Duck, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, and Greater Scaup. Watch river bars or treeline for Bald Eagle and Osprey. Estuary attracts large flocks of Western and Glaucous-winged Gull and Double-crested Cormorants, often hundreds of Brown Pelican and Herrmann’s Gull interspersed with Caspian and Elegant Tern. Common Raven rest on the beach or driftwood. On the ocean side is a haul-out for harbor seals and California sea lion.  Watch for Common, Pacific, and Red-throated Loon, Western Grebe, Surf Scoter, and Black-legged Kittiwake in winter. Scope for Marbled and Ancient Murrelet. River otter glide and feed along the edge.
 
klamath river mouth map
 
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