Where to go:
The Rogue or the Lower Klamath rivers are ideal for a scenic, family-friendly adventure.
The Upper Klamath River is best for a wild day trip with class IV and IV+ rapids.
The Scott and Salmon rivers, both in northernmost California, are for experienced paddlers looking for class V whitewater, waterfalls, and stunning scenery. (These are generally spring trips).
The Owyhee River, for solitude, a dramatic canyon, and a week long adventure.
What to bring: sturdy shoes, waterproof camera, sunblock, swimsuit, paddle jacket or quick drying windbreaker.
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