The Klamath Outdoor Science School is located in Sun Pass State Forest, the only Oregon state forest east of the Cascades. This State Forest is part of the Upper Klamath Basin, a large watershed area that drains into Upper Klamath Lake. Its natural beauty and diversity are awe-inspiring. The Basin is home to over 430 wildlife species, including the largest wintering bald eagle population in the continental U.S. Klamath Lake, the largest body of freshwater west of the Rockies, is surrounded by forests, farms, and wetlands. It also forms the headwaters of the Klamath River. North of the Basin is Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake. This makes a unique watershed and a great place for students to study forestry, wetlands, local plant, and animal wildlife, river and stream morphology, soils, fisheries, geology, and more.