Rogue River Fun
The Rogue River has long been a secret paradise for game fishermen andnow you are invited to enjoy its long and entertaining history,filled with tales of gold, Indians and modern-day moviemaking.
Theriver's popularity is steadily growing as more and more visitors toSouthern Oregon view the spectacular rapids and falls, and drink inthe calm serenity of the still waters. Beautiful old-growth pines andtwisted madrone grace the banks and deer graze in pastures borderingthe water.
Osprey fish for Chinook salmon while blueheron skim majestically along the sparkling waters. The Rogue Riveris the embodiment of the Oregon dream lifestyle, a relaxing havenaway from the strife of modern city life.
Thereare a large variety of raft rental shops and guided tours availablein the Rogue Valley area.
Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing andrafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and greenvalleys that produce award-winning wines. It's also home to NorthAmerica's deepest lake and Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake,which graces the back of Oregon's state quarter.
From the valleys to the high desert, wildlife andnightlife share space. Southern Oregon is home to a pair ofwell-known attractions - the Britt Music Festival and Ashland'sOregon Shakespeare Festival - and to dozens of museums, artgalleries, theaters, antique malls and tax-free shopping.
Aribbon of National Scenic Byways await, just a short drive from theCalifornia border. Follow the Redwood Highway to Grants Pass and thelegendary Rogue and Umpqua rivers, where you'll find riveradventures, jetboating, rafting, fishing and much more.
DiscoverCrater Lake National Park on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway andexperience the mountain lakes and world-class birding of the KlamathBasin and Oregon's Outback region.
History buffs willrecognize the region as the site of Oregon's 19th-Century gold rush,an era preserved within the boundaries of Jacksonville, a NationalHistoric Landmark town. Visit the "Heart of the Dunes" onOregon's south coast, and experience America's Wild Rivers Coast.