Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site, Chiloquin: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site Reviews: 3.5/5

Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
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Gorgeous
Jul 2017
A group of us came over the hill from Medford, OR. While it's a gorgeous 3 hour float on our SUP's, know that there's a TON of mosquitos at the headwaters however, once you're on the water it's fine. We had 2 hard boards and an inflatable and our poor baby got bitten at least 20-25 times within a few minutes. Next time we will have our spray on before we get there. Our float started off slow and in the beautiful crystal blue/green waters however about 2 hours into it, the current does pick up and you'll enter a few obstacles and switchback turns. We had 2-3 spots where we had to either sit or lay down to under low laying bridges. One spot actually caught my friend pretty good, she was pulled to block the entire channel which made the current and sweep me into her flip both boards and scratched up my board pretty good. We were almost sucked under our boards into the current however managed to pull ourselves up pretty quickly. My husband had to get off and help us get the boards over the metal bridge. We paddle pretty much every weekend, I consider myself pretty stable and have good control with a really good touring board., in this particular section I would suggest going out of the water and continuing on the other side of this obstacle. Lots of logs and really shallow areas the entire way. It's very shallow in some spots so I recommend taking your fin off or use one that's really flexible. I busted mine unfortunately...on the way down we struck up conversation with a lady from Chiloquin that said the water levels are going down quite a bit each week. If it gets any lower this year I can guarantee a few spots you'll have to get out and carry your SUP or kayak. I messed up my board, almost got sucked in a current, mosquito bites, busted fin and all I can say is that it's an awesome float and I can't wait to go back in a few weeks! The water is spectacular and worth it! We dropped off at the headwaters and got out at the Wood River day use area. If you float, you'll need 2 cars and some bug spray :)

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Gorgeous
Jul 2017 • Friends
A group of us came over the hill from Medford, OR. While it's a gorgeous 3 hour float on our SUP's, know that there's a TON of mosquitos at the headwaters however, once you're on the water it's fine. We had 2 hard boards and an inflatable and our poor baby got bitten at least 20-25 times within a few minutes. Next time we will have our spray on before we get there. Our float started off slow and in the beautiful crystal blue/green waters however about 2 hours into it, the current does pick up and you'll enter a few obstacles and switchback turns. We had 2-3 spots where we had to either sit or lay down to under low laying bridges. One spot actually caught my friend pretty good, she was pulled to block the entire channel which made the current and sweep me into her flip both boards and scratched up my board pretty good. We were almost sucked under our boards into the current however managed to pull ourselves up pretty quickly. My husband had to get off and help us get the boards over the metal bridge. We paddle pretty much every weekend, I consider myself pretty stable and have good control with a really good touring board., in this particular section I would suggest going out of the water and continuing on the other side of this obstacle. Lots of logs and really shallow areas the entire way. It's very shallow in some spots so I recommend taking your fin off or use one that's really flexible. I busted mine unfortunately...on the way down we struck up conversation with a lady from Chiloquin that said the water levels are going down quite a bit each week. If it gets any lower this year I can guarantee a few spots you'll have to get out and carry your SUP or kayak. I messed up my board, almost got sucked in a current, mosquito bites, busted fin and all I can say is that it's an awesome float and I can't wait to go back in a few weeks! The water is spectacular and worth it! We dropped off at the headwaters and got out at the Wood River day use area. If you float, you'll need 2 cars and some bug spray :)
Written July 24, 2017
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Michael- B
Napa Valley, CA38 contributions
Mosquitos, mosquitos!
Jul 2017 • Solo
I stayed about five minutes to take a picture of the head waters of Wood Creek and couldn't because of all the mosquitos! Nice dry campground but just not comfortable to walk around because of those lousy critters.
Written July 17, 2017
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