Sights and Sites

Our area has many spectacular sights for you to enjoy and some great commercial and industrial sites for you to use. Click the following buttons to access our Industrial Sites Database and our Commercial Sites Database or scroll down this page to get a glimpse of some of the sights of the Klamath Basin.

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Klamath Falls
An aerial photo of The Running Y Ranch Resort
Running Y Resort
An aerial photo of Oregon Institute of Technology
Crater Lake
Crater Lake
Mt McLaughlin
Mt Mclaughlin
Klamath Lake Sunset
Rocky Point
Rocky Point
Geese in Flight
Klamath Falls

Click an image for a better look.
Aerial Photos by Oregon Department of Transporation
other Photos by Anders Tomlinson, used with permission.

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Sustainable Klamath

“Green & Green”
A Proposal for our Future

Every once in a great while, great movements and great ideas combine to form an unbeatable formula for success and the creation of wealth for our citizens. KCEDA/TEAM Klamath believe we have found an outstanding formula with what we are calling our “Green & Green” Campaign.

Oregon Center for Health Professions
Oregon Center for Health Professions

If you happened to catch either The Governor’s State of the State or The President’s State of the Union address, then you are aware of the bi-partisan support for sustainability.

An outstanding “niche” in the ever competitive and ever changing field of economic development is in the red hot field of Sustainability (also known among various terms such as renewable resources, alternative energy, etc.)

Sustainability may be the most exciting new tool in economic development since the advent of the internet, and it has major positive implications and advantages for the Klamath area.

Merle West Medical Center
Merle West Medical Center

The singular best aspect about sustainability is its totality. Indeed in a county such as Klamath, with its vast resource potential, it could define us throughout the state and the country. Sustainability is medicalwith our Merle West Hospital and educational with OIT through geo-heat, agricultural and rural with bio-diesel and ethanol, urban with the City’s geo-heat district and public facilities utilizing it, and housing with energy efficiency, homeland securitythrough the Backscatter possibility, and most germane to KCEDA, sustainability is economic development which includes all of the above and also incorporates proven sustainable companies such as IFA Seedling, Collins Pine, and Liskey Farms to name just a few.

We should also remember that every drop of energy we “good guys” make is one we don’t have to pay to potential “bad guys”.

KCEDA and TEAM Klamath, would like to continue these efforts through various economic endeavors that would relate to marketing to and recruitment of sustainable economic development. This would include but not be limited to agricultural endeavors that might assist the Klamath Basin in water savings and alternative crops (what is “greener” than agriculture?); recruiting those companies that either want to make or utilize sustainability (ie wind, solar manufacturing, green houses), and act as an agent throughout Klamath to help educate our own citizens on sustainability.

In conclusion we believe sustainability has one more positive and practical aspect–whether one is for sustainability to save the planet or make a buck–it is both “green”–as in reducing global warming and “green”–as in saving/making money. Sustainability makes both sense and cent$.

KCEDA/TEAM Klamath believes Klamath could be and should be the “Sustainability Capital of the World”.

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Klamath County Oregon

Excellent Freight Corridor

Major Highways: Three highways converge at Klamath Falls: U.S. Route 97 (north to Bend, south to Weed / I-5), Oregon Route 140 (east to Nevada, west to Medford), and Oregon Route 39 (south to California, en route to Reno, Nevada). All three highways are well maintained all year long, with Highway 97 being the primary corridor east of the Cascade Mountain Range connecting Northern California to Oregon and Washington.

Rail: The Klamath Falls rail yard provides switching, rail car storage, and locomotive repair. BSNF and UP rail connect Klamath Falls to all major western markets, facilitating the efficient shipping of products and materials.



Klamath Falls is serviced twice daily by the Amtrak Coast Starlight route that runs between Los Angeles and Seattle.

Airport: The Crater Lake – Klamath Regional Airport is strategically located halfway between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California on the east side of the Cascade mountains. The airport has two runways (10,301′ and 5,260′), a control tower (attended 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. PST) and on-field services including fueling, ramp space, maintenance and repair.  Amenities such as car rentals, restaurant and meeting space are also available.  The Crater Lake – Klamath Regional Airport is home to the Oregon Air National Guard 173rd Fighter Wing as well as a U.S. Forest Service Tanker Base, helicopter and fixed wing flight schools and cargo operations.  The Airport has developable land for both aviation and non-aviation uses with most parcels already having on-site utilities that include electricity, water, gas, sewer, telephone and fiber optics.

Crater Lake – Klamath Regional Airport has been serviced over the years by various airlines including United Express, SkyWest and Horizon Air. PenAir, one of Alaska’s largest regional airlines, announced in 2015 its intent to provide daily air service between Klamath Falls, OR and Portland, OR, pending the re-establishment of TSA security procedures. Currently commercial passenger air service is in Medford, 80 minutes west at the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport.

Geothermal Heat & Solar

The city of Klamath Falls is located in a Known Geothermal Resource Area (KGRA), which provides our area with a valuable renewable energy source. Many area homes, businesses, schools and other institutions have been geothermally heated since the early 1900s.

Today, we have a geothermal district with a heating system that melts snow and ice on our downtown sidewalks and crosswalks, heats our year-round outdoor city pool, and provides low-cost heat to numerous buildings. In 2003 the control system was upgraded to modern digital controls. Geothermal infrastructure is also installed and available as part of basic utilities at the Timbermill Shores development along Lake Ewana.

For several decades the Oregon Tech campus has been heated completely by geothermal water. Today this vast geothermal resource is being used in a 1.75-megawatt combined heat and power plant to provide electricity to the campus. Oregon Tech became the first university in North America to generate nearly all of its own electrical power for the campus when they completed the 1.75 MW geothermal power plant and the 2.0 MW solar array project.

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On the sunny-side of Oregon and a half-day drive

to near-by major markets

  • 5 hour drive to San Francisco
  • 5 hour drive to Portland
  • 1 hour drive to world-famous Crater Lake

Better-than-Oregon weather

  • The sunniest Oregon city (300 days/year)
  • Refreshing high-desert climate at 4,100 feet elev.
  • Year-round livability
  • Klamath County Oregon

    Located just a few miles from California’s northernmost border, Klamath Falls is a major shopping, healthcare, employment, cultural and recreational destination for four counties: two in Oregon (Klamath and Lake) and two in California (Modoc and Siskiyou). We are five hours by car to Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento and Reno, making Klamath Falls an excellent distribution hub to these marketplaces and beyond.

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