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Clearly Spring Creek

Clearly Kayak Spring Creek Oregon

Join us on our favorite spring-fed, Spring Creek for a calm water kayaking in a crystal clear kayak. Now you can enjoy these crystal clear spring creek waters paddling in a Crystal Clear Kayak with a transparent view CLEAR to the depths of these pristine waters. There’s no better way, without a snorkel, to get an unobstructed view of the water and all that flows beneath and around you than in these completely clear kayaks.

Spring Creek is an Oregon State must-do place to paddle. This slow-moving spring creek is just as it sounds, spring-fed and crystal clear. Though the name Spring Creek may not be all that original, the location is in fact spectacular.  With about two miles to cover to the headwaters, we paddle upstream to find the dancing sand – this is what our nieces coined 30 years ago to describe the way the creek bed dances with the bubbling spring water movement. As you paddle, you’ll watch for eagles and other birds and chuckle when kayaks look like they are magically floating on air. The water is so clear and blue it appears as though the kayaks are suspended above the creek and with a crystal clear kayak it looks like YOU are floating on the water. No barriers, just you and the water!

This is a low-key paddle if there is no wind and usually takes about 2+ hours on the water. It is suitable for kids 4+ in tandem kayaks with an adult.  It looks as though it would be a lovely place to swim but it is in fact “ice cream headache cold”. Swimming is not recommended. We try hard to stay in our kayaks so we don’t disturb the mares eggs or the creek bed and natural springs.

If you’d like to join us for Kayaking Spring Creek, we’ll meet at the Crater Lake Zipline location located at 29840 Highway 140 West, Klamath Falls OR 97601 Look for the Crater Lake Zipline signs- we are co-located with our kayaking partner ROE! We’ll prepare you for a fantastic adventure on this meandering Spring Creek. You’ll follow us for about 35 minutes in your own vehicle to the boat launch located just off of Highway 97 North. If you’re staying north of Klamath Falls, please call our office for an alternate meeting location.

Our partner ROE! will provide the kayaks, lifejackets and paddles you need for exploring and the guides will bring their knowledge and experience to help you along the way. The guides are always ready to coach you with paddling techniques as we paddle, so if you’re new to kayaking don’t worry, we’ll teach you!

Plan to have 3+ hours for this adventure with 2 of those hours on the water.


  • $110 plus Forest Service Sustainability Fee
  • Includes guide, kayak, lifejacket and paddle
  • Reservations Required
  • Crystal Clear Kayaks seat two people


  • May – September

Group Size

  • 4 – 12 people
  • Larger groups please call the office

Trip Length

  • Approximately 3+ hours with 2+ hours on the water

Paddle Distance

  • 4 river miles.
  • Usually on the water 2-3 hours

Minimum Age

  • 4.
  • Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Lifejackets supplied and required

Trip Begins/Ends

  • Meet at Crater Lake Zipline office for departure. 29840 Highway 140 West, Klamath Falls OR 97601 (ask about alternate meeting locations)

Ready for adventure?