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Why Sky Lakes

Sky Lakes Medical Center is located in beautiful Klamath Falls, Oregon, on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains in sunny southern Oregon. It is the largest private employer in the area with roughly 1,500 employees. We're community owned, internationally accredited, and licensed for 176 beds. Some 125 physicians are on our medical staff, many of them specialists practicing at Sky Lakes-owned clinics.

Read more about how we are Building a Culture of Excellence.

Culture of Health

​Led by Sky Lakes, community partners in 2012 rallied to address the effects of decades of economic stagnation and formed the Healthy Klamath coalition and made huge strides in boosting graduation rates, reducing crime, increasing access to fresh produce and creating a stronger network of social, behavioral and physical healthcare services. Now, Klamath County has earned national recognition, becoming one of four winners in the 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about how Klamath County earned a Culture of Health prize. Watch or award-winning Culture of Health video.

Health champion

As a proud sponsor of the Blue Zones Project in Klamath Falls, Sky Lakes is helping to transform well-being in our community. The Blue Zones Project focuses on making small but sustainable improvements across environment, policy and social networks. That means residents and business owners alike are focused on improving well-being for themselves and their neighbors. Together, we can lower obesity rates, smoking and chronic disease to create a healthier, happier place to live, work and play.


Sky Lakes employees treasure the outdoor activities available close by. Watch a Meet Me in Klamath video to learn more.

The Klamath Trails Association is growing the network of recreational trails in Klamath County. There are other hiking trails in Winema National Forest a few miles west of Klamath Falls. And wildlife-viewing areas abound near Klamath Fals.

Change agent

Sky Lakes is among of the local businesses Driving Change in Rural Oregon. Sky Lakes, Cascades East Family Medicine and OHSU are Illuminating the Path to Health Together.

Other gems

Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost 2,000 feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom. And it's only an hour's drive from Sky Lakes Medical Center.

Klamath Falls also has an abundance of golf courses, including the course designed by Arnold Palmer at Running Y Ranch Resort.

There are 28 K-12 schools in Klamath Falls, including 20 public schools and eight private schools.

According to National Geographic's "50 Best Places to Live" list, Klamath Falls ranks No. 10. With median home prices at $156,000 and an abundance of majestic views and waterfront property, coupled with mountain fresh air, we couldn’t agree more that Klamath Falls is an ideal place to live.

Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls is located in the south central region of Oregon and is within 20 miles of the California border. The City of Klamath Falls has approximately 42,000 residents within the city limits and provides shopping and medical services to the surrounding area population of approximately 120,000 people.

The Klamath Falls Airport is home to Kingsley Air National Guard Base here to "train the best air-to-air combat pilots, and serve our state and nation in times of peace."

The natural wonder of Crater Lake is just 60 miles north of Klamath Falls.

The city is central to many outdoor summer and winter activities. This outdoor recreation includes: bird watching, cross-country skiing, golfing, fishing, hunting and canoeing. In addition, Klamath Falls is an easy drive for downhill skiing and snowboarding.

For more information about the Klamath area, visit Discover Klamath and the Klamath Community web portal.

Art and history

The Klamath County Museums, including the Klamath County Museum, Baldwin Hotel Museum and Fort Klamath Museum not only offer exhibits and tours, but provide living history displays for residents and school children.

And children have a museum all of their own. The Children's Museum of Klamath Falls offers fun and interactive ways for children and their families to explore and discover the world around them. Assisted by volunteers, students, professional consultants and donations from the local community, the museum offers tours, "out of school" activities and exciting exhibits.

The Klamath County Library, open seven days a week, is complete with a teen and children's section. An expansion was completed on the children's section in Spring 2009. Extensive chidlren's programs are available, such as the "Be Creative" summer reading program.

The Ross Ragland Theater is a visual and performing arts center that features popular artists and groups as well as local community productions.

Outdoor activities

Incredible outdoor activities and sports are available in the Klamath Falls area every season of the year. With an annual average of 300 days of sunshine, Klamath Falls is central to many outdoor activities such as: biking, rafting, cross-country skiing, hunting fishing, running, water skiing, wakeboarding, birdwatching, hiking, camping, golfing, snowboarding and skiing—just to name a few. Visit Discover Klamath to learn more.

The surrounding areas also offer fun activities for the whole family. The Lava Beds National Monument offers days of fun and exploring in more than 700 caves. Klamath Falls is gateway to Crater Lake National Park, one of the most picturesque places on the planet.

Bill Collier Community Ice Rink is home of Klamath Ice Sports, which sponsors and promotes a variety of winter-time ice activities. Steen Sports Park features a premier skatepark that draws professional skaters and performers as well as easy-access walking and running trails, baseball/softball diamonds and soccer pitches.