The Region Around the Aerie

Mount Shasta from Highway 97

The Aerie overlooks the high desert of South-Central Oregon, two miles north of the California border and 18 miles south of Klamath Falls. Positioned in the foothills of the Cascades, hiking, cross country skiing, and mountain biking are just beyond The Aerie doors.

Rocky Point

Rocky Point near Upper Klamath Lake

Turning off the paved road, you can see Mt. Shasta 80 miles south in California.  Nearby are Crater Lake National ParkLava Beds National Monument and the Fremont-Winema National Forest, home to the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lakes Wildernesses offering The Pacific Crest Trail, alpine lakes, and high plains.

From The Aerie you can watch bald eagles directly overhead, flying from the Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge to the nearby Lower Klamath and Tulelake National Wildlife Refuges as they head out from their night time roosts to breakfast.


Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

In addition to eagles, the wildlife refuges serve millions of migrating waterfowl and other birds as they traverse the Pacific Flyway. The Klamath Basin Birding Trail passes just below The Aerie as does The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road extending from Crater Lake to Mt. Lassen. Along the route you will see the dormant volcanic forces that shaped this land thousands of years ago.

Nearby Klamath Falls is remarkably affordable with very little traffic, yet offers the Ross Ragland Theater, the Linkville PlayhouseOregon Institute of Technology, and Sky Lakes Medical Center. The resources of a town of 40,000 include excellent public and university libraries, locally and sustainably grown organic food, and several gourmet coffee shops with internet.  Amtrak serves Klamath Falls daily.  Only 15 miles away you will find the Crater Lake – Klamath Regional Airport offering three trips per day between Klamath Falls and Portland with PennAir.


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