About 10 miles East of Fort Klamath is Highway 97; the main route north and south along the east flank of the Cascade Mountains. Spring Creek meets the Williamson River at Collier State Park as it leaves the Upper Klamath marsh. The Williamson flows through Quaking Aspen Groves and Ponderosa Pine forests flowing south to empty into Upper Klamath Lake. On it’s journey the Williamson meets another stream the Sprague at Chiloquin. Home to Rogue Country fly fishing Master Fly Tier E.A.”Polly” Rosborough who passed away a few years ago. Polly will always be here having developed nearly all of his fly tying innovations on these streams for over 60 years.
For more Basin information seeVolcanic Legacy Byway or the www.DiscoverKlamath.com web link.
The Klamath Basin is home to the Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. Millions of Ducks and Geese either visit or make the basin home. Bird Watching and canoeing in basin Lakes and marshes is a very pleasant outdoor recreational experience.
Cooked Creek and the Wood River are great fly fishing streams with little public access as mostly private property. Our Outfitter and Guide members are most valuable in getting Fly fishing access and having local knowledge. Check with one of listed Outfitters and Guides.
Sprague River and Williamson River
The Sprague and Williamson Rivers are trophy trout streams and hold both Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. Which migrate up into the river from the lakes. Rainbows of 5 pounds are common with the occasional ten pound Rainbow Trout, bigger fish are seen rolling and are enough to make even the most experienced angler gasp! rolling.