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Things To Do


If you're an outdoors enthusiast, you will find numerous recreational opportunities on public lands in Lakeview's BLM District. You can get a thrill rafting the challenging whitewater of the Upper Klamath Wild and Scenic River or hang-gliding from one of the tall mountains east of Lakeview, or seek more serene pastimes such as fishing in lakes, rivers, and streams for trout or warm-water fish. The public lands managed by the Lakeview District vary from the mixed conifer forests on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains to the beautiful high desert country of Oregon's Outback. The District is made up of two resource areas, the Klamath Falls Resource Area and the Lakeview Resource Area.

Among the special areas that the Lakeview District manages are two impressive wetlands: the 51,000-acre Warner Wetlands in Lake County, and the 3,200-acre Wood River Wetlands in Klamath County. Both are stop-over points or nesting areas on the Pacific Flyway for millions of migrating waterfowl each year, making them favorite places of many bird watchers.

Camping and boating are available at the developed recreational sites at the Gerber and J.C. Boyle reservoirs. During public hunting seasons, hunters can find areas of solitude to stalk big-game species of antelope, mule deer, and elk and a variety of upland birds and waterfowl.

Map of Lakeview

Latitude, Longitude: 42.185855, -120.345934



  • Boating

    Various boating opportunities exist for non-motorized boats in the Lakeview District.

  • Bird Watching

    Birdwatching is a popular activity in the district, as it is located on the Pacific Flyway, and thus is visited by millions of migrating waterfowl each year.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Driving around the district is a great way to see all of the sights the area has to offer. The Abert Rim offers a particularly scenic drive with stunning views of the saline Abert Lake.

  • Camping

    Camping at tent sites is available in a number of areas in the ditrict including: Christmas Valley, Gerber Recreation Area, and the Klamath Wild and Scenic River.

  • Climbing

    Climbing on the sand dunes is a popular activity in the region.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed at a number of sites and rivers in the park, including: Wood River Wetland, Warner Wetlands, the Klamath Wild and Scenic River, and the Gerber Recreation Area.

  • Hiking

    Hiking is a popular activity in the area, where visitors can explore the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes, view the beautiful Klamath River, or search for stunning Oregon Sunstones.

  • Historic Sites

    The Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area allows visitors to enjoy collecting these rare and beautiful gems in their natural setting. The boundaries of the collection area are marked by orange plastic posts and corners are marked with large Bureau of Land Management triangles on wooden posts. Sunstone is located in the remote Rabbit Basin and due to its isolated location rock hounds visiting the area should be well prepared. The only facilities available at the site are a vault toilet, picnic tables, and a shade structure. You are welcome to camp anywhere within the Sunstone Collection Area. There is no fee for collecting sunstones, but you may not collect for trade or commercial purposes.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed seasonally and with permits in areas along the Klamath River, Warner Wetlands, Christmas Valley, Gerber Recreation Area, and Wood River Wetland.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    OHV use is allowed on the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes. Be sure to check with officials for regulations and permit information.

  • Picnicking

    A variety of picnic areas and shelters are located at the various managed areas in the district.

  • Water Sports

    The various bodies of water within the district offer ample seasonal opportunities for water-based recreation.

Phone Numbers


(541) 947-2177