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Spring Creek is fast becoming an Oregon State must-do place to paddle. This slow-moving spring creek is just as it sounds, spring-fed. Though the name 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 river bed dances with the bubbling spring water movement. Along the way, 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.

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.

If you’d like to join us for paddling Spring Creek, we’ll meet at the ROE Outpost located at 29840 Highway 140 West, Klamath Falls OR 97601 (look for the Crater Lake Zipline signs- we are co-located!), and prepare you for a fantastic adventure on the 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.

After the guides provide a safety briefing we’ll begin paddling upstream and once we’ve made our way to the headwaters, we’ll paddle back to where we began. ROE will provide the gear you need for paddling and the guides will bring their knowledge and experience. Our guides are always ready to coach you with paddling techniques as we paddle.

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

All of our guided tours include the kayak, lifejackets, paddles, and Oregon waterway access passes you’ll need to paddle.


  • $99 plus Forest Service Sustainability Fee
    Includes guide and gear
  • Reservations Required
  • Single or Two Seater Kayaks are available.


  • May – September

Group Size

  • 4 – 20 people

Trip Length

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

Paddle Distance

  • 4 river miles.
  • Usually on the water 2+ hours

Minimum Age

  • 4.
  • Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Lifejackets supplied and required
  • Single and Tandem (2 person) kayaks are provided

Trip Begins/Ends

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

Ready for adventure?