OREGON AREA INFORMATION
Klamath County, Oregon - Beautiful Lots for Sale
If you're not familiar with the area...Klamath County, Oregon, the home of Crater Lake National Park, is located just east of the Cascade Mountains and just north of the Oregon/California border. It includes snow capped mountains in the west, and high desert area in the east. Highlights of the area: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Table Rocks, Oregon Caves National Monument, Wildlife Safari, and the Toketee Falls. Snowmobile and downhill or alpine skiing is available at Mt. Shasta, Mt. Bachelor, Crater Lake, Mt. Ashland and various other locations. In addition, various rivers and mountain lakes offer a retreat for fishing, whitewater rafting, camping and hiking. An abundance of deer and wildlife, including the famous Klamath white pelicans, call this area home for much of the year. Klamath County is also home to one of the largest bald eagle populations in the United States.
Points of Interest:
Crater Lake National Park, Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum, Klamath Lake (largest lake in Oregon), seven National Wildlife Refuges, Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), Klamath County Museum, Favell Museum of Western Art, Ross Ragland Performing Arts Theatre.
History and General Information:
The Klamath or 'Clamitte' tribe of Indians, for which Klamath County was named, has had a presence for 10,000 years. White settlement began in 1846 along the Applegate Immigrant Trail, which precipitated clashes between the two cultures and led to the Modoc Indian War of 1872. The Oregon Legislature created Klamath County by dividing Lake County in 1882. Linkville was named county seat and its name was changed to Klamath Falls in 1893.
Klamath County's present-day position as a great lumber, agriculture and distribution center was assured in the early 1900s with the coming of the railroad and the start of one of the most successful of all federal reclamation projects—the Klamath Project, which drained much of the 128 square mile Lower Klamath Lake to provide 188,000 acres of irrigable land.
Natural geothermal hot wells provide heat for many homes, businesses and the OIT campus. The full potential of this energy resource continues to be studied. Klamath is recognized for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, abundant waterfowl and diverse landscape.
Monthly Average: Low: 21 Degrees F, High: 82 Degrees F
Hottest Month: July
Coldest Month: January
Driest Month: July
Wettest Month: December
Average annual precipitation: 13.470"
Klamath Falls is located at the junction of US Highway 97, and Oregon Highways 140 and 39. The area is served by both Amtrak passenger rail service and Horizon Airlines with several non-stop, one hour service to Portland, Oregon. Klamath Falls is just about a 1 hour drive from Sprague River, with the town of Beatty as the next closest. Travel from Klamath Falls to: Medford is 1.25 hours west; Bend is 2.5 hours north; Reno, Nevada is 4 hours south.
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