Seniors Stop In Klamath Falls
Klamath Falls, Oregon, known as the City of Sunshine enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine each year. The city was originally called Linkville when George Nurse founded the town in 1867 and was named after the Link River. The name was changed to Klamath Falls in 1893.
Located in the south central region of Oregon and bordering northern California, Klamath Falls, population 42,000, sits on the southern shore of the Upper Klamath Lake, nestled in the Klamath Basin on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains.
Inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent settlers means there is a lot of history in and around the city. Senior travelers enjoy an outstanding array of natural and cultural wonders.
Seniors Find Unsurpassed Beauty and Diversity
Just sixty miles south of Crater Lake, and seventy miles north of Mt. Shasta, south central Oregon is unsurpassed for beauty and diversity. Senior visitors will discover a variety of outdoor recreational activities including cross country skiing, golfing, fishing (go after the Klamath Red Band Trout), hunting and canoeing.
The Fred Goeller House is one of many on the National Register of Historic Places in Klamath Falls. The Benson House is another that dates back to 1892 and the Oregon Bank Building also fits into the National Register. Take an old town historic walking tour that is rich in architectural surprises and doused with specialty shops.
Ride on the one of the historic trolleys that tour the downtown area. Senior theater lovers are invited to catch a live performance at the Ross Ragland Theater, built in 1940 and remodeled to its original art deco splendor.
Pelican Sanctuary, Crater Lake and Best Bird Watching
The 1.25-mile Link River is entirely within the city and connects Lake Ewauna with Upper Klamath Lake, which is a pelican sanctuary. Klamath Falls is headquarters of the Winema National Forest and site of the Oregon Institute of Technology. The Favell Museum of Western Art and Indian Artifacts is a major draw for senior visitors who enjoy old western culture.
Crater Lake National Park 50 miles north of the city is one of the country’s crown jewels. “No place else on earth combines a deep pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost 2,000 feet high; a picturesque island and a violent volcanic past.”
Just outside of the city you will find five golf courses including the only Arnold Palmer designed course in the state… so bring your clubs along and play a round or two. If history speaks to you, take in the Klamath County Museum. The Museum on Main Street serves as the main history museum for Klamath County and the surrounding area.
And birders, south east Oregon’s Klamath County is known for its splendid bird watching and is the home of the highest concentrations of bald eagles in the Pacific. Stop in Klamath Falls and enjoy… -jeb