Top 7 Things to do in Chiloquin, United States

January 17, 2018 Jeremy Dunfee

Chiloquin (/ˈtʃɪləkwɪn/ CHIL-ə-kwin) (Klamath: mbosaksawaas, "flint place" ) is a city in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Chiloquin was the pioneer version of a Klamath family name Chaloquin, which was the name of a Klamath chief who was alive at the time of the treaty of 1864. Southern Pacific records also show that a woman named Bessie Chiloquin deeded a right-of-way through the area to the railroad on February 14, 1914. The population was 734 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Chiloquin

1. Collier Memorial State Park

Us 97, Chiloquin, OR +1 800-551-6949
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Collier Memorial State Park

Reviewed By LabMAK - Highland

We stopped here because the location was convenient to our travels and what a wonderful surprise!! The RV site was paved and very level with full hook-ups. The sites are well spaced so you don't feel packed in. We actually had a large area behind us and could walk to the path along the Williamson River. Although we do not fish this is a popular place for that. Spring Creek meets the river along one side of the campground. There is also a nice day-use area with picnic tabes and rest rooms. We did not have time to visit the logging museum but it looked interesting. We hope to come back here when we have more time to spend! I would definitely call this a HIDDEN GEM!

2. Fort Klamath Museum

51400 Highway 62, Fort Klamath, OR 97626 +1 541-381-2230
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Fort Klamath Museum

The Klamath County Museum is located on the grounds of the Civil War-era fort that served as a frontier Army outpost in south-central Oregon. The grounds include the graves of four Modoc Indians executed by the Army after the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73. The museum is open from Memorial Day through September. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

Reviewed By ixeyeb - Thousand Oaks, California

We were surprised to find this little museum nearby our RV camp site. There was a lot of amazing history in the town of Fort Klamath. We saw the burial site of the Modoc warrior Captain Jack. And the remains of the prison building and old post office. There was plenty to see and worth a stop!

3. Train Mountain Railroad Museum

36941 S Chiloquin Rd, Chiloquin, OR 97624-9728 +1 541-783-3030
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Train Mountain Railroad Museum

Newly in public hands, this is the world's largest 7.5 inch railway. Run by volunteers this is a place you go to ride trains, learn to operate trains, operate railbikes and volunteer with a myriad of chores that keep this high altitude forest and playground in amazing condition. Volunteers at the Klamath & Western RR on one corner provide rides to the public by donation - so that's an easy way to dip your toes in the water. The much larger playground has over 30 miles of rail. You join a club and bring your own equipment. Soon you'll be able to rent rail bikes for easy access.

Reviewed By Speederchick - British Columbia

The Klamath and Western RR offers public rides on weekends and holidays (warm months) - they have washrooms, a small food outlet, outdoor seating and a nice area for children to play before or after their train ride.
The adjacent Train Mtn is the read deal. It is the closest most of us will get to operating on a railroad. The best thing is to bring your own train, make friends with someone who operates a train or take a tour (by donation) at the Train Mtn Central Station. Work weeks let you meet and help with maintenance in exchange for opportunities to tour more than 30 miles of track through wilderness. As I write in May, the aspen are trembling in the wind, the dams are holding water, birds are everywhere, the bushes are scenting the air with their blooms and towering over everything are two species of giant pines. If you can't love this, stay home in front of your TV.

4. Klamath & Western Railroad

36951 S Chiloquin Rd, Chiloquin, OR 97624-9728
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Klamath & Western Railroad

Reviewed By ncdodave - Medford, Oregon

a great little train ride on miniature trains given on Saturday's from Memorial Day to Labor day! food and souvineers available at their beanery. A little train ride that lasts about 15 minutes. a great break from being stuck in a car just off of Hwy 97.

5. Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

Sun Mountain Road, Chiloquin, OR 97624 +1 800-551-6949
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Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

Reviewed By Michael- B - Napa Valley, California

I stayed about five minutes to take a picture of the head waters of Wood Creek and couldn't because of all the mosquitos! Nice dry campground but just not comfortable to walk around because of those lousy critters.

6. Klamath Fish Hatchery

46161 Highway 62, Klamath Falls, OR 97624-7763 +1 541-381-2278
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Klamath Fish Hatchery

Reviewed By ZinFanatik - El Paso, Texas

The Hatchery is a ways from Klamath Falls, but good for a day trip. Heading north on Hwy 97 and taking the Crater Lake exit you will find the hatchery off on the right side of the road. The best time is in the fall, but it's worth a stop anytime. If you're interested in Crater Lake, and you should be, this is a nice spot to wander about and see where they spawn rainbow, cutthroat, brook and brown trout for planting in nearby watersheds. The area is also great if your are a birder or have a love for forest creatures. A bit further up the road is the old town of Fort Klamath where the Army built a post in 1863. There are some remnants of the Fort remaining, but the tiny town is scenic. It is also in the Wood River Valley where a cool clear river runs through lovely meadows and ranch-lands. Just a bit further is Crater Lake National Park, a must see. Try to go there in summer on a clear day - the reflection of the blue sky on the lake is astonishing! Peeking at the fish in the hatchery is surrounded by fun outdoor adventure!

7. Amtrak

1-800-872-7245
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Amtrak

Reviewed By Nancy S - South Berwick, Maine

I have taken the Northeast Regional, round trip, from Boston to Bridgeport, Connecticut for many years. The service can either be outstanding or horrible from delays, changing track number, running under a tunnel with luggage to get to the changed track to arrival on time without any delays. My recent trip the track was changed in Bridgeport. The train was running a little late, okay, I can deal with that, but the first stop after departing arriving in New Haven, the engine quit and no one was quite sure from the intercom message what the problem was. The train arrived late into Boston which wasn't unusual. The plus was the seats have been replaced with leather or pleather, no matter, they were comfortable. Looked like new carpeting as well, nice. One of the conductors was extremely helpful on this trip which I appreciated very much. Bottom line, think if a family is traveling no more than 6 hours, my suggestion would be fun for kids to experience traveling on the train. Amtrak has specials where kids can travel with an adult for free. Unless you can find a special, the cost is close to an airline ticket. Example: I fly from Boston to Newark vs. taking Amtrak, cheaper.

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