Tourism Survey from Travel Southern Oregon

The smoke from last year was a devastate blow to tourism in Southern Oregon. The survey tells us that 70% of the tourists planning on traveling in our area decided not to come. Many come from Canada and are at the age of 60-69. They, 50%,  do say if the summer is clear in 2019 they will be traveling to Southern Oregon. Christy and Judy believe we will get a large number of tourists into our Gallery and are doubling up in the summer with volunteers so we are completely covered on the front desk. We hope for no smoke and know that without the smoke we will do much better in our sales.  

If you use the link above you will be surprised by the in-depth survey and the amount of people who plan on coming this summer. We want to keep the doors open 7 days a week and are doing so now because we have so many great volunteers who love working at our Gallery. Christy is doing a great job organizing all our volunteers every month and increasing our volunteer list.

THANKS CHRISTY!

Traveling a mere 30 miles from Crater Lake is an adventure in itself!

HIKERS:

THRILL SEEKERS:

Collier Memorial State Park has a few hiking trails for every age group. One trail follows along the beautiful Williamson River, where beaver, ducks, eagles and osprey are seen often. Don't forget your camera! Free parking and free admission to the Logging Museum.

Lake of the Woods is one of many areas filled with hiking trails. Flats and marshes are also popular with hikers. Many really enjoy the variety of different nature trails in our vast country side. Parking fee.

Crater Lake Zip Line, Oregon's Zip Line Adventure new Crater Lake is one of our latest additions. Where fun and excitement fill the air. Reviews include "it by far exceeded all my expectations," and "a thrilling experience and it's staff made all the difference  by being so cheerful." More info and reservations found on Facebook.

 

Chiloquin's Skate Park for kids that enjoy skating and the fellowship of other young people with the same love for skating.

TRAIN ENTHUSIASTS:

GAMBLING 

Train Mountain is a miniature hobbyist railroad in Chiloquin where International Train Meets happen and fun miniature train enthusiasts house their train and venture through the hills of Chiloquin. It is the world's largest model railroad with 2200 acres of land and over 36 miles of 7.5 gauge track. It contains a museum, library, and store. 

Klamoya Casino has great food and great gambling. The new Motel is operational and ready for your visit now.  

CULTURAL OBSERVERS

Native American Tribal Center where you can experience American Indian arts and culture in the Heart of Indian Country. Their website; www.klamathtribes.org. Their Trial Office has displays of Native artwork from many parts of the country.

SEEKERS OF QUAINT, SMALL TOWN LIFE-STYLES 

Country Style Living and Vacationing is a treasure many have not uncovered because they don't know where to look. Chiloquin is the place to look because all that we are is the dreams people dream and don't realize they can be a reality. "Chiloquin is a Gem many still need to experience!" Mayor of Chiloquin, Mark Cobbs.

ARTS ENTHUSIASTS

                                    Two Rivers Art Gallery & Gift Shop also having hand

                                      made gifts and information for any tourists trying to find their

                                      way or looking for the many things available to do in the

                                      Chiloquin area. The county's one-of-a-kind Art Gallery with

                                      that country charm. Local artists whose artworks are

                                      beautiful, unique and affordable.

 

Ross Ragland Theater and Linkville Playhouse for music, dance, and plays filled with professional  talents. Entertainment is scheduled each week-end!

 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Guided Fishing Tours from local guides. Lonesome

Duck; www.lonesomeduck.com, has fishing guides. 

Great Rivers for fishing and recreation: 

Williamson, Sprague, and Wood River.

 Williamson is a clear, clean river for kayaking, canoeing, and

rafting as well as fishing. Sprague is a warm river for swimming

and picnicking. Wood River winds through the flats in all its

beauty. Sky Lakes Adventures; www.SkyLakesWild.com.

GIFT SHOP and GALLERY

Chiloquin's Two Rivers Art Gallery is also a gift shop where gifts are made by hand from local artists. There are Native American style artworks as well as work created from pine needles, gourds, wild turkey feathers, textile art and useable items for display, coverings, and clothing. Wood furniture from juniper and other local woods can be found here, along with wooden clocks and artistic designs. Our pottery is beautiful and professionally sculpted.

FISHERMEN AND FISHER WOMEN

"Best Fishing in America"

Williamson and Wood River Wetlands have a nice population of Brown Trout as well as Redsides. Sprague River and Sevenmile Creek are rivers that give all fishing devotees a high expectation of having a great day of fishing. Bodies of water in the area are Davis Lake and Crescent Lake as well as reservoirs. Klamath River is known for Salmon Fishing, . Upper Klamath Lake, Agency Lake with "some of Oregon and the U.S.'s largest redound rainbow trout." Spring is best for great fishing! We have Kircher's Hardware in Chiloquin where fishing licenses, gear, and advise as well as other outdoor recreation supplies for sale. 

HUNTERS

Elk and Deer tracking and sitings all around the area. 

www.roeoutfitters.com is a great site for information.

Roe Outfitters have guided tours.

KAYAKS, CANOES, PONTOONS, AND DRIFT BOATS

The water is crystal clear and the countryside is breathtaking.

Sky Lakes Wilderness Rentals, tells it like it really is, being more informational than other printed and electronic materials. They rent kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards in Chiloquin. 

Rocky Point Resort gives you the opportunity to rent boats as well as 

Harriman Springs, Resort & Marina

 

Agency Lake Resort  and Crystalwood Lodge have great food and lodging.

 

Crater Lake Resort and Lonesome Duck Ranch include canoes with room rent.

 

Crystalwood Lodge rents canoes to guests. 

Rocky Point Resort, Agency Lake Resort, Fish Lake Resort rent canoes, kayaks, and other boats. 

 

ROE (Real Oregon Experience) Outfitters offers kayaks tours and rents kayaks and SUPs.

 

RESTAURANTS 

There are many fine restaurants in Chiloquin: 

                        Pot Belly Cafe for those who

                        love the small town feeling

                        (Open Monday through

                            Friday for breakfast and lunch)

                            541-783-0988

                        Busy Beas with Mexican

                        food and baked goods

                        JJ's Restaurant with

                        Mexican and America food

                           (Open Tuesday through

                            Sunday) 541-783-7777

GROCERIES

                                                        Chiloquin has  

                                                      Family Food and

                                                       Clyde's for your 

                                                        grocery needs.

 PLAYGROUND

 

We have a wonderful playground in the middle of the town surrounded by a beautiful park with basketball court, skate park, restrooms and picnic areas. 

BIRD WATCHING 

 

                                            Best birding trails in our area are found in   

                                              the mountains, flat lands and marshes. Nearly 250

                                              species of birds nest or migrate through. Mt McLoughlin

                                              Trail is #1 of top 15 Birding trails. Winter Wings Art

                                            Festival is enjoyed every year in Klamath Falls in

                                              February and includes bus tours to bird watching

                                              locations.  Marshal Moser, from Lonesome Duck  Ranch, is the bird Tour Guides for the North area.  The variety of birds in our area is unbelievable!

Two Rivers Camera Club, located in the Two Rivers Art Gallery & Gift Shop in Chiloquin, has beautiful photos of the wildlife and countryside around Chiloquin.  You can view many photos on Facebook

WILDLIFE

 

                                          River otter, mink, and beaver emerge along the sheltered

                                          marsh channels that follow ancient

                                          Indian travel routes.

                                          Mule deer, elk, bobcat, cougar, black

                                          bear, coyote, red fox and badger

                                          share our area.

CYCLING

                                  Bike Trails through beautiful pine & aspen trees and a

                                    breathtaking country side. Cycle Oregon makes their way

                                    throughout the county every year. The biking trails are

                                    endless and there are numerous routes in Klamath Falls. Fort

                                    Klamath Loop and Westside Road are a couple. Clover Creek

                                    Road, Modoc Refuge, Dry Creek Basin, Ft. Crystal Springs Park

                                    Loop, Crater Lake National Forest and Diamond Lake have

                                    many trails to enjoy. The OC&E Woods Line State Trail is the

                                    longest linear state park in the state with various surfaces to

                                    ride on. 

SWIMMING

Sprague River, Agency Lake, Lake of the Woods, Fish Lake, and 4 Mile are close by. Our rivers and creeks are clean and  crystal clear with sandy beaches. Sprague River is the warmer river for our swimmers. Williamson River is around 52 degrees year round and is only for the daring.

CAMPING

Camping at Collier Memorial State Park, Water Wheel, Rustic Lodge, Crater Lake Inn and Resort, and Walt's Campground make camping a treat. Dry camping at Kimball State Park near Fort Klamath. Klamath National Forest has a variety of settings to satisfy all outdoor recreational plans. All campgrounds are open in the summer; opening in mid to late May until the snow falls and shut down for the winter.  

LODGING

Crater Lake Inn & Retreat, Melita's Motel, Sleep Inn & Suites, Lonesome Dove Ranch, ​Aspen Inn, Crater Lake Bed & Breakfast,

Crater Lake Country Suites, and Crystalwood Lodge. 

LOGGING FANS

Collier Memorial State Park & Logging Museum

has yearly events. Living History Day is every Father's Day

in June, when lots of old equipment is fired up for the day.

In July there's a Log Truck Show that displays log trucks of

every vintage. All State Park events here are free. 

MUSEUMS

Favell Museum and Children's Museum 

are located in Klamath Falls.

CHURCHES 

Denominational and Non-denominational with a small town feel and a loving atmosphere:

~ Chiloquin Christian Center: Assembly of God

~ Our Lady of Mount Carmel: Catholic

~ Williamson River Christian Fellowship: Calvary Baptist

~ Seventh Day Adventist: Seventh Day Adventist

~ United Methodist Church: Methodist 

Calendar of Events 2019

     

 

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

TWO RIVERS ART GALLERY – CHRISTMAS GIFTS  FOR EVERYONE 

Chiloquin………………………………………………………………..541-783-3326

Gifts for all your loved ones. Choose unique art from 80 professional local artists creating rock & pine needle sculptures, baskets, jewelry, egg art, ornaments, decorations, painted turkey feathers, and so much more.

www.2riversartgallery.com  

 

NOVEMBER – MARCH

WINTER FUN AND BEAUTY!

Chiloquin…………………………………………………………………..541-783-3326

Chiloquin is filled with great winter sports. Cross-country skiing, snow sledding, snowmen, and having snow ball fights. Come to Visitors Information Center in Two Rivers Art Gallery. Get advice on winter fun! 

 www.2riversartgallery.com

DECEMBER 7

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR     

Chiloquin Community Center Room……………………..….541-783-7780

A great opportunity for Christmas shopping fun! You’ll find special, unique & affordable gifts created by local Artists. Two Rivers Art Gallery partners up with CVIP, with a “Christmas Open House” during this Bazaar. 

www.chiloquinvisions.com    www.2riversartgallery.com

 

DECEMBER TBD

CHILOQUIN TREE AND CITY LIGHTING

Chiloquin…………………………………………………………………541-783-2717

Tree Lighting & Christmas caroling. Two Rivers Art Gallery, Chiloquin Schools, Fire & Rescue, & City Hall all join in decorating. The main st of Chiloquin filled with lights. A delight for those who enjoy the sparkle & Spirit of Christmas.  www.2riversartgallery.com

 

DECEMBER TBD

CATHOLIC CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Chiloquin…………………………………………….………………….541-783-2411

Two Rivers Art Gallery has a special “Christmas Open House” in coordination with our local Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar. This gives visitors another fun place to shop & enjoy! 

ENJOY ALL FOUR SEASONS

Our seasons are obvious and our activities numerous.

 

                               Winter for cross country skiing, 

                                 snowshoeing, winter fun sliding

                                 down hills for the whole family.

 

                                             Spring with its many wild flowers, birds singing, and

                                               geese migrating back into the area, making it possible

                                               to watch baby goslings grow from little orange and yellow

                                               fuzz balls to adult geese. See beaver and river otters in

                                               the clear and clean waters of the Williamson River or

                                               Spring Creek.

Summer fun where a quick dip in the river will cool you 

down or a relaxing boating trip down one of our rivers or

in one of our lakes.  

 

                                              Fall where the aspens change their color from green to

                                                yellows and golds and the breezes wisp through them so

                                                the leaves dance and sparkle as the sun reflects off of

                                                them.

There is a sandwich shop at the Travel Center on Hwy 97

(Open every day)

541-783-9800

Klamoya Casino offers the

Peak to Peak Restaurant

(Open every day)

541-783-7529

The TP offers the famous Hippoburger, outdoor seating, friendly service, family owned, and delicious food. 

503-560-5833