About the Chiloquin Area

bald eagle seen in the Chiloquin area

The City of Chiloquin is located in South Central Oregon, about 30 miles north of Klamath Falls. While the city boasts a population in the 700’s, the Chiloquin area covers a large outlying area where some 3000 more residents live.

Chiloquin, at an altitude of 4178 feet, is nestled in a small valley surrounded by mountains. The Williamson and Sprague rivers run through it. Located on the east side of the Cascade Range, Chiloquin has a high desert climate with an average rainfall of 12 inches per year. Snow can fall anytime between October and June, though it is not usually a deep snowpack that forms. Winter night time temperatures can drop to -30F, but usually the days hover between 15 and 40 degrees. In summer, the days rarely exceed 90 degrees, and most nights drop into the 40’s and 50’s. It’s a cool, sunny place.

Wildlife is abundant and the wetlands 3 miles west of the city are a major stopping point for many migratory birds. In fact the region is a boating, hiking, birding, fishing, hunting, camping and snow sports paradise.