Klamath Basin Eagle Watching
The Best American Road Trips
The American Coach pioneering spirit takes us to the Oregon-California border, where bald eagles in Klamath Basin flock here conspicuously in the hundreds — an awe-inspiring sight that brings one of America’s most iconic symbols of freedom to life. In fact, Klamath Basin is home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the lower 48 states, making this one of the best American road trips. These eagles share something in common with the American Eagle luxury motor coach — both are icons, and both are unforgettable, especially once you’ve seen them in person.
“You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.” —
William Henry Hudson
INSPIRED BY THE AMERICAN EAGLE
The American Eagle motor coach takes craftsmanship to the highest levels and turns it into a bold and free experience on the highway. Forty-plus feet from one end to the other, the American Eagle stands out among luxury motor coaches as it roars down the road. Meanwhile, the bald eagle’s white head, piercing eyes and wing-spread of 8 feet, make it the envy of American birds. At the Klamath Basin, you can watch the bald eagles fly in the early morning, search for food in wide-open spaces and sit on everything from telephone poles to center pivot irrigation systems. A full day of exploring is the norm. Even if you don’t know where to look, you’ll most likely see an eagle or two. Maybe even your own.
TO GET TO KLAMATH BASIN
Klamath Falls, Oregon, is located in Klamath Basin. It is about 1.5 hours away from Interstate 5 along OR-66 from Ashland. From I-5, OR-66 is accessed at Exit 14. If you’re coming from California, exit at U.S. Highway 97 from Weed, California, at Exit 747 and continue northward on U.S. Highway 97, which runs straight through the city and continues north to Bend, Oregon (passing by Crater Lake).
WHERE TO STAY
You can’t get any closer to your coach site from Klamath Basin than Lake of the Woods Mountain Lodge & Resort, which is located in Klamath Falls. Surrounded by more wilderness, you’ll continue to stay in touch with Mother Nature. Activities include fishing, hiking, canoeing, paddle boats and summer lodge dining. Nearby, you’ll find championship golf. For more information, call 1-866-201-4194 or visit lakeofthewoodsresort.com/rvs/.