The Lodge & What We Offer

Otter Bar is a premier kayak school located in California’s far northwest corner. Our location is remote and magnificent, our atmosphere is intimate and friendly. Our goal is to offer the finest experience available both in and out of your kayak.

People stay for a week at a time. You can come by yourself or with friends to learn to kayak. You’ll spend a week’s vacation focusing on kayaking and relaxing in a dazzling setting. We will keep you as busy or as inactive as you desire.

Our concept is simple: keep it small, personable, and first class. Build a lodge large enough to sleep fourteen but cozy enough for two. Build an outdoor hot tub, wood-fired sauna, a hand-crafted massage cabin with a view like no other. Offer gourmet meals, deluxe accommodations, and the best kayak instruction available.

We have four bedrooms and four baths situated throughout our lodge and three cabins with their own bathroom.

Otter Bar is intensely remote. We generate our own power, have exquisite private beaches with swimming holes along the Salmon River, a network of Road & Mt.Biking roads, walking trails and a mix of rolling lawns and native forest. There are no commercial establishments anywhere near us. Our region is internationally recognized for its biodiversity, exceptional wild lands, and wild rivers. Both the Salmon and Klamath Rivers are part of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System.

A large part of our business is from returning guests and business generated by word-of-mouth. See what some of our recent guests have to say about Otter Bar

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*Otter Bar Lodge, Inc. operates under permits issued by the Klamath National Forest. Otter Bar Lodge, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider.