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Klamath Falls, OR

Passenger Service: PenAir offers scheduled passenger service seven (7) days a week
Airport: Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport - 3000 Airport Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Distance from Portland = 281 miles
Runway(s): 10,301 ft. & 5,258 ft.

Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. The city was originally called Linkville when George Nurse founded the town in 1867. It was named after the Link River, on whose falls the city was sited. The name was changed to Klamath Falls in 1893. Klamath County has a population of 63,775 with most of its residents located within the county seat of Klamath Falls and its urban growth boundary. The urban growth area of Klamath Falls accommodates 40,100 residents, which includes the 20,940 residents of the City of Klamath Falls. The city is situated on the south east sore of the Upper Klamath Lake and about 25 miles north of the California-Oregon border.

Klamath Falls has a high desert landscape. The older part of the city is located above natural geothermal springs. These have bene used for the heating of homes and streets, primarily in the downtown area. Klamath Falls is known as “Oregon’s City of Sunshine” because the area enjoys 300 days of sun per year. Klamath Falls is a high desert and features a climate with cold snowy winters along with hot summer afternoons and cool summer nights. Typical of its region, Klamath Falls has a dry season in summertime, with the greatest precipitation occurring in wintertime, much of it falling as snow.

Klamath Falls is home to many outdoor winter and summer activities. The nearby Running Y Ranch Resort & hotel features a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, an ice skating arena, and overlooks Upper Klamath Lake just north of Moore Park, the largest natural lake in the Pacific Northwest. There is also a canoe trail through the wildlife refuge at Rocky Point. With the help of many passionate community members, Klamath Falls has developed a series of trails in the Moore Park (Oregon). The OC&E Woods Line State Trail is a rail trail in the city and is the longest state park in Oregon. Crater Lake National Park is 50 miles north of Klamath Falls. Lava Beds National Monument is about 30 miles to the south east of Klamath Falls near the town of Tulelake, California. Mountain Lakes Wilderness Area, one of the first designated wilderness areas in the United States, lies just to the west of Klamath Falls, providing some excellent opportunities for backpacking and fishing in pristine mountain lakes.

(excerpts taken from,_Oregon and June 2016)