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Welcome to Chiloquin, Oregon! It is one of the smaller communities in Klamath County. Chiloquin is surrounded by an abundance of pines, Aspens and  wildlife. There is no lack of things to do in the great outdoors around Chiloquin. Some activities include fishing in the many streams and lakes in the area, hiking, horseback riding, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobile riding in the winter months. Below is a community profile that gives you a preliminary look and feel of Chiloquin. Homes sales in Chiloquin for the year 2007 were all the way from $68,000 to $280,000. You can find homes with acreage or large yards or homes right in town. The average home price has almost tripled from 2004 to present. Nearest next city presence is Keno, Oregon and large city would be Medford, Oregon.

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Chiloquin, Oregon - Zip Code 97624

Chiloquin Oregon is located about 27 miles North of Klamath Falls.  Abundant national and state forest lands surround the area, which is heavily studded with Juniper Pine, Aspen and Cottonwood forests, rivers, lakes, stretches of fields, and is noted for its fishing, hunting, and camping opportunities. It is also close to the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge with its hundreds of  It is home of the administrative offices of the Klamath IndianTribes. Since the opening of the Chiloquin Community Center in 2004, the residents have gathered together knowing they can make a difference in how their town is developed in the future. The center includes a library and an art gallery. They offers art classes, meeting rooms and exhibitions to the public. The Chiloquin Two Rivers Art Gallery is home to some very important works of art by the neighboring tribes and residents in the area. From bead-work to fine quilts and paintings, the gallery is open to the public daily. The gallery is also open to volunteers and art supply donations!

Average weather in Chiloquin for July is the high 60's but it can reach low 80´s.  November starts to get chilly with average tempuratures in the 50's and January can be about 40´s in the day and 20´s at night. Just cold enough to make you want to snuggle next to the fire.  With an elevation of 4,160 feet, snowfall can be found anywhere from early December to February but normal averages are only about 4 or 5 inches a year. RaGin Ranch Bed and Breakfast offers a fine place to relax while exploring the Klamath Basin. They have terrific views of the Klamath Lake and would love to reserve you a room for a lovely weekend!

 Great ski resorts in the area include, Cat Ski Mt. Baily  which is only about an hour away! and Mt. Ashland Ski Resort  is two hours from Chiloquin.

Chiloquine may be small but they do have there own airport! The Chiloquin State Airport opened in January of 1939.The airport has a quaint little restaurant named Melita´s Motel and Cafe as well. Jeld-Wen, Inc. is one of the largest employers in Chiloquin with a manufactoring plant. Jeld-Wen has their corporate offices in Klamath Falls. The company was just recently acknolwedge as the most admired company in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal.

History of Chiloquin Oregon:
When the town was incorporated in 1926, the surveyor made a mistake and included only half the territory the founders had intended; as a result, although the 2000 census lists the population of Chiloquin as 720, actual population is at least twice that figure.
The population is made of mostly 30 something residents. About half the residents are Native American, as the Klamath Reservation is part of the Chiloquin area. Chiloquin is located about 27 miles from Klamath Falls and sits nicely where the Williamson and the Sprague River come together.  Students attend Chiloquin Elementary School and Chiloquin Jr./Sr. High School, the home of the Panthers! For more information on Chiloquin Schools visit the Klamath County School District Website 

The original settlers, as far back as time will go were Maqlaqs Indians. A community of tribes of Indians making do with what ever Mother Nature brought their way in the lush rich land of Chiloquin Oregon. Near around the 1820´s a trapper by the name of Peter Ogden (Yes there is a city in Oregon named after him) who was employed by the Hudson Bay Company came through Chiloquin and traded with the peaceful Indians. Ogden´s men would trade furs and skins to the Indians for foodstuff to get Ogden and his men by for the winter months.

Soon after, the missionaries gathered up souls trying to save the Indians from themselves. Then came the mighty ranchers and settlers. After much distress and lives lost, the Treaty of 1864 signed away nearly 23 million acres of lush land to the white man. The white man also had to give the Indians  a name they could pronounce, and so the newly named Klamath Indians were "allowed to stay on 1.8 million acres of reservation. Part of which was a new town named after a great Indian Chief, Chayloquin. The Klamath Indians retained the right to fish, and hunt, and live on the land, forever.
Within the next twenty years the Klamath Indians in the Chiloquin area learned trades and demonstrated a knack for ranching. Since the Indians knew all about networking it was an easy transition for them to learn the freighting business. Soon the Klamath Indians were extremely wealthy; with a reservation saw mill and numerous tribal teams working year round. The railroad came as it always does, through Kirk, Oregon and made a stop in Chiloquin on its way to Modoc Point. Once the railroad came there was no stopping the town from becoming a noted community by white man´s standards. By the 1950´s the Klamath Indians were the wealthiest reservation in the United States. They were indeed the only reservation to pay for all of there communities needs.

In 1954 the government of the United States terminated the Klamath Tribe and refused to recognize them as a qualified tribe. Even though the Bureau of Indian Affairs recommended they NOT terminate the Klamath Tribe. It had devastating affects on the Klamath Tribes. Eventually the United States again recognized the Klamath Tribe but refused to give the land back to them. They continue to become self-sufficient with the opening of the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino in 1997.The name is a combination of the three tribes in the area that share the wealth; The Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Tribes.

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This property is about 2/3 of an acre with commercial zoning. It is currently non-conforming and being used as a residential property. It would be a prime location for a restaurant, hotel, store, or any business catering to travelers and/or recreation. The benefit is that you could live there while developing and expanding your new business.

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chiloquin dam to be removed in 2008Near the city of Chiloquin is the Chiloquin Dam. It is positioned on the Sparque River upstream from the confluence of the Williamson and Sprague rivers.  The Dam is a great influence for the survival of upper Klamath Lake. Built in 1914 the dam has served its purpose for almost one hundred years. It has supplied irrigation to its current owner, the Modoc Point Irrigation District.  The future plans for the Dam are that it is to be removed to allow unrestricted spawning of three kinds of fish listed on the Federal List endangered species.  It is understandable to protect and identify possibilities for reestablishment of the ShortNose Sucker, Lost River Suck and the Bull Trout. (this information was gathered from the State of Oregon