Klamath River Rafting 2019: The Flow of Life
River Rafting featuring a special educational talk!. A FUNdraising, community building event!

In association with River Dancers rafting company, the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is putting on a FUNdraisier rafting trip! Each ticket purchase helps support the Ecology Center’s Pollinator Program.

Join us for a fun, informative & thoughtful day as we enjoy the views, sounds, and connectivity on the Tree of Heaven run of the beautiful Klamath River. This run is enjoyed by all and offers a little bit of everything for those seeking to spend a fun day on the river. It includes fun rapids and riffles, long deep pools for swimming and water play, relaxation, and wildlife viewing.

The Tree of Heaven run is a great introduction to river rafting and is ideal for families with young children.

Look for turtles basking on rocks, herons in a quiet stance on river’s edge, otters playing, and ospreys diving for fish. Don’t feel like paddling? Sit back and relax and bask in the warm summer sun while listening to the currents flow.

What better way to spend a warm sunny day? And all for a great cause! We’ll stop for lunch and listen in as Program Director, Jessica Matthews tells us about the ecosystem services the Klamath River provides.

Please arrive at the Tree of Heaven campground by 9:00 am. There is a Facebook Event page where participants can self-organize car pooling, or you may contact the Ecology Center for further information.


  • We’ll provide all the gear, but feel free to bring binoculars!
  • A snack will be provided, bring a bagged lunch!
  • Recommended minimum age is two (2).
  • Signing a liability waiver is necessary.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for a warm day, full of sun and swimming.
  • More info from River Dancers on planning HERE.
  • Contact the Ecology Center for a scholarship to attend.


Traveling North on I-5, take the third Yreka exit, turn left under the freeway; at the stop sign, turn right onto Hwy 263. Go for about 8 miles. When you come to Hwy 96, turn left. Tree of Heaven is 4 miles down the road, the first campground on your left.

Traveling South, Hwy 96 is about 15 miles below the Oregon border at the Collier Rest Area. Tree of Heaven is about 5 miles west.

Driving time from Mt. Shasta, 1 hr, Redding, 2 1/4 hrs, Ashland, 30 minutes