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The Klamath River Revival: A Must-See for Eco-Tourists

Are you an eco-tourist or a nature enthusiast looking for your next adventure? Look no further than the stunning transformation of the Klamath River in Yurok Country, a dam removal landmark.

Two Yurok Redwood Dugout Canoes on the shore of the Klamath River.

The Klamath River’s Historic Revival

In what’s hailed as the world’s largest dam removal project, the Klamath River is being reborn. By 2024, four hydroelectric dams will have been removed, marking a significant milestone in environmental restoration efforts. This isn’t just a win for nature, it’s a celebration of the resilience and culture of the Yurok Tribe.

Why This is a Big Deal for You

A front-row seat to history: As a visitor, you’re not just on a trip, you’re a part of a historic moment. Witnessing the Klamath River’s transformation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As the river changes, so will the landscape and the activities it offers. Repeat visits offer new experiences each time, as we’ll witness the ongoing transformation of the river and its surroundings.

  1. Water Adventures: Kayaking and canoeing will be more scenic, with potential new waterways opening up. Anglers can look forward to improved fishing conditions as salmon populations begin to recover.

  2. Hiker’s Delight: Hiking along the river will offer new vistas and wildlife-spotting opportunities as new growth begins to flourish.

  3. Salmon Festival: Speaking of salmon, the Salmon Festival—which has been impacted by low salmon populations in recent years—stands on the brink of transformation. The dam removal promises the return of salmon, and a richer, more vibrant Festival in the coming years.

Hiking boots on the floor of a hotel room at the Redwood Hotel and Casino in Klamath, California.

In Yurok Country, every visit is an adventure. Be a part of the Klamath River revival - Whether you’re paddling down the rejuvenated Klamath River, engaging in Yurok culture, or simply basking in the beauty of the landscape, your journey here will be unforgettable.

Ready for an adventure that’s more than just a getaway? Visit Yurok Country and be a part of the Klamath River’s revival.

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