I was traveling down the west coast for the first time in my life a few years ago. I was a young man, and stopped in a diner and there met Tugboat Willy, who frequently you might catch playing the washtub bass to jack of all trades Douglas King on guitar and vocals.. Tugboat got to telling me about Kamp Klamath, about Saturday night outdoor music inside a pavilion of trees before a slow fire that will stay up as long as the guests want it too. It's a welcoming place, and not a raucous place. You can get a good night's rest. The stars are abundant out here. I played some Johnny Cash songs and met the owner, Aaron Funk. I worked in the garden and planted flowers for a bit and helped in the kitchen. No doubt the salmon is divine. No wonder since it was caught in the river bordering the property. Take a walk there, or take a walk or drive west to the ocean. It's about a mile in a half. Gaze on the Pacific Blue. You'll probably be alone or with whoever you come with, and there goes the sun, and nearby are old Yurok tribal ceremonial structures. Respect them and then watch the sun setting in all her quit seashore sounding majesty. If you are really up for the hike, you can take trail through the albino redwoods to get back to the road. Listen for the hawks. The redder redwoods ain't too far away either. Expect a quiet and hospitable vacation. Request "Ghost Riders in the Sky", or "The Days of '69," or "Highway Patrol" from Doug. Story tellers abound. Tugboat has a wealth, and Aaron isn't so shy either. Every time I'm on the west coast, I make it a point to stop by.
- Also Known As:
- Kamp Klamath Rv Park Hotel Klamath