In the dense forests of South Oregon lies the township of Klamath Falls. The majority of Klamath County were once vast marshlands and only after the drainage of the Klamath Basin did the population of people, and, therefore, pets as well, start to soar. Klamath Falls still offer amazing sceneries and many outdoors activities. It is a great place to live for an active family with one or more dogs.
In many occasions, dogs can join their owner on an exciting adventure in the outdoors. The Klamath Falls community is very engaged in maintaining the trails in and around the many parks in the surroundings of the city. The network of hiking trails around Moore Park are particularly well-liked as the vegetation and terrain are varied. The routes also offer a magnificent outlook on the Klamath Basin and Upper Klamath Lake.
Klamath City is the only town that is truly close to the Fremont-Winema National Forests which covers 2.3 million acres of sprawling woodlands. This huge forest area is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna. As long as dogs are obedient, they are allowed off their leash in the forest with the exception of the camp area. The campgrounds do allow dogs as long as their leash and only offer the most basic amenities for a true rustic adventure out in the woods.
Dog owners on a visit to Klamath Falls, Oregon, that do not wish to sleep on the ground in a tent can try out the many of the pet-friendly hotels such as the Shilo Inn & Suites Klamath Falls, the Lodge at Running Y Ranch and Maverick Motel.
OC&E Trails Dog Park, located in the Altamont Neighborhood on the OC&E Woods Line State Trail. The Trail is a 109-mile rail-to-trail path open to humans and pups that extends from Klamath Falls to Sycan Marsh. The Dog Park features an off-leash area that is perfect to let your pup play and socialize with his puppy pals. Fido and his parents will enjoy frolicking in the grass and playing fetch with his favorite toy. The dog park offers water for Fido and you need to make sure to clean up after your pooch to keep the park looking nice.
Visiting Moore Park in the Lake of the Shore Hwy/Lakewood Dr neighborhood allows you and your pup a chance to explore the natural surroundings with a variety of trees and plants. It’s extensive hiking and biking trails give you both lots of areas to explore. Enjoy the play and picnic areas with a BBQ pit for lunch, then take your pup to hike or run in the many spaces available here. The park often hosts sports and community activities, and offers its own disc golf course, so this park is rarely short on visitors. Across Lakeshore Drive is a beautiful view to Klamath Lake, as well as various access points to enjoy it. Take your pup for a ride in a boat or a kayak, just be sure not to forget a life jacket!
Ask your pup’s human grandparents to take him to enjoy the history at the Veterans Memorial Park in the City Center Neighborhood. The armed forces are honored, and both you and your pup can walk through the area and get some exercise. Nearby Willow Park is a great place to relax on a bench and enjoy the view of Link River while your pup plays in the grass. After spending the afternoon at the park, head over to the dog-friendly Lighthouse Yogurt shop where you can enjoy a cool treat with your pup at the outdoor patio tables.