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Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Falls, Oregon is located in the south central region of the state and borders northern California. Nestled in the Klamath Basin on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, and on the southern shore of the Upper Klamath Lake. The city of approximately 42,000 residents enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine annually making the area prime for enjoying scenery, wildlife and birds, as well as for taking part in outdoor activities.

Originally referred to as Linkville at its founding in 1867, Klamath Falls was renamed in 1892. The original name spoke to the city's proximity to the falls of the Link River.

ECONOMY AND INDUSTRIES

Klamath Falls was originally known for its forests and rangeland, but the region's remote location meant that it was far too remote from major markets to make money. All that changed in 1909 when the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in Klamath Falls. In the 1920's Klamath Falls was the fastest growing City in Oregon until the Great Depression of 1929 brought the lumber boom to an end.

Since then the city's economy has diversified. Now, a number of industries helps promote the growth of the community. Major employers include Jeld Wen, Collins Products, Air National Guard, Oregon Institute of Technology and Sky Lakes Medical Center.

Specific industries that contribute to Klamath Falls' economic development include:

EDUCATION

Education is a major component of Klamath Falls' economy and makeup. In addition to the 19 public and eight private schools in the city there a number of colleges and universities, including:

FOR VISITORS

Klamath Falls and the outlying Klamath County offer a number of outdoor activities and sports. Notable attractions include:

Additionally, residents and visitors are in proximity to the Volcanic Legacy All American Road, which stretches 500 miles and connects Crater Lake National Park with Mount Lassen.

Klamath Falls also offers ample opportunities for recreational sports such as:Klamath Falls also offers golfers a several picturesque places to tee off, including:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Klamath Falls has museums and theaters for visitors, including:

LOCAL MEDIA

There are a number of local newspapers, television channels and radio stations serving Klamath Falls:


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