Unforgettable Water Adventures


With hundreds of lakes, rivers and creeks, Siskiyou is the perfect location for a family adventure. From laid-back to thrill-seeking experiences, California’s north has water activities for all ages. Escape to Siskiyou and create new memories with this family-friendly itinerary.



Start your morning off right by fueling up for the day. Trust us, you’re going to need it! Swing by Cornerstone Bakery & Café for a hearty American breakfast sure to fill you up for a day on the rapids. If you’re looking for extra carbs to kick off your day, head to Seiad Café and try their infamous pancake challenge, which includes eating five large pancakes within two hours.


From family floats down the river to thrilling whitewater rafting excursions, Siskiyou’s rivers will keep everyone having fun. The Klamath River and the Upper Sacramento river are two of the best local spots to raft – both offering easy floats and more challenging rapids. You can easily rent a kayak while staying at Klamath River Resort Inn, which even has a drop off shuttle service. There are also several guided rafting tours in the area, so be sure to check those out here!


Paddle Through Siskiyou

Stunning shorelines and peaceful, calm waters make Siskiyou an incredible destination for kayaking, canoeing or paddle-boarding. From larger lakes like Lake Siskiyou to smaller alpine lakes including Castle Lake, there are countless spots for families to explore. Sweeping views of Mt. Shasta are also a common sight for paddlers, so be sure to bring your camera along!


Extreme Family Fun Favorites

Families with older kids looking to keep the adventure going should head to Middle and Upper McCloud Falls for some cliff jumping or extreme kayaking. Another local favorite great for kids is whitewater rafting with Otter Bar Lodge, one of the nation’s premier schools.


Sail Away  

Boating is a fun way to explore the lakes of Siskiyou! Fun Factory Guided Powerboat Adventures offers private excursions, perfect for a day of fun with the whole family. Enjoy scenic lake tours, fishing, tubing, wakeboarding and waterskiing, or just relax and float the day away.