Upper Klamath Lake Area, COA 138

Upper Klamath Lake
Photo Credit: William Tinniswood, ODFW

Includes Upper Klamath Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Rocky Mountains. Area includes surrounding habitat to the north and adjacent to the Sky Lakes area

COA ID: 138

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust)
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service

Special Features


  • Area is one of the most important wetland complexes in the Pacific Flyway
  • Includes critical habitat for two ESA listed fish: the Lost River Sucker and Shortnose Sucker
  • Includes many rare and endemic molluscs
  • Provides important migratory and nesting habitat for shorebirds and waterfowl

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID EC-09 (Upper Klamath Lake area)
  • 2006 COA ID WC-11 (Pelican Butte-Sky Lakes area)

Protected Areas

  • Crystal Creek
  • Forest Development Fund (Board Of Forestry)
  • Fremont-Winema National Forest
  • Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
  • Klamath Wildlife Area
  • Upper Klamath National Wildlife Area
  • West Side Klamath Recreation Area
  • Wetlands Reserve Program
  • Williamson River Delta
  • Williamson River Delta - Goose Bay


Strategy Habitats

    Strategy Species