Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School

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"Frankly, I was blown away. The entire experience very much exceeded my expectations. The facilities, good food and instruction and entire support staff were fantastic, I'll be back with family and friends." – Kyle Kovalik, Seattle, WA
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Otter Bar offers all skill levels of whitewater kayak instruction based out of our wilderness lodge on California's pristine Salmon River.

We combine renowned kayak classes with an unparalleled river lodge vacation. We are unlike any other kayak school.

Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned paddler, you will be treated to personalized instruction, dine on exquisite cuisine, and stay in our spectacular lodge.

We are small, personable, and strive to offer the best of everything. Our kayak courses are personalized and taught by outstanding instructors. We have the best student-to-instructor ratio in the business.

Join us in 2014 and see why our unique program brings people back year after year. Learn More >

News: Check out our blog! Also, our 2014 Newsletter is now available online.

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Temperature: Sawyers Bar, CA

Salmon River Flow (from USGS)

Salmon River Hydrograph

Klamath River Flow (from USGS)

Klamath River Hydrograph