Klamath River Overlook

Blue-green ocean and a sandspit at the mouth of a river.
After a journey of more than 250 miles the Klamath River reaches the ocean.

NPS Photo / Steven Krause

Quick Facts

Benches/Seating, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Picnic Table, Toilet - Vault/Composting

The Klamath River Overlook offers magnificent views of the mouth of the Klamath River and the Pacific Ocean.

Bring your binoculars! This is a great place to observe a variety of birds and marine life anytime of year. You might even catch a glimpse of migrating gray whales in the spring or fall. Seals will often be seen and heard as they rest on the sandspit at the mouth of the Klamth River. The overlook offers incredible sunset views if not hidden by fog. 

There are picnic tables as well as interpretive signs that talk about this area's human history and wildlife.

This site also has the trailhead for the "Klamath Section" of the California Coastal Trail which goes north to the Lagoon Creek Day Use Area.

Road access is not suitable for larger recreational vehicles.

Klamath River Overlook

Redwood National Park

Last updated: October 28, 2020