Take I-5, Exit 61. The town of Merlin is the center for rafting the Wild and Scenic portion of the Rogue River and for world-class fishing. Fishermen still come from all over the world to test their skills against the wily steelhead and the great “lunker” salmon.

See and Do

Byway - Grave Creek to Marial BLM Backcountry
From I-5 via the Merlin-Galice access road. This scenic byway begins near the confluence of Grave Creek and the Rogue River. Total length is about 33 miles of single-lane gravel roads. It provides access to several attractions including the Rogue River National Recreation Trail, the Rogue River Ranch National Historic Site, Tucker Flat Recreation Site and lodges. Maps are available at BLM, Medford District Office. (541) 618-2200

Spend the Night

Doubletree Ranch
Homesteaded in 1891, these 160 riverfront acres are on the scenic section of the Rogue River. Five comfortable houses and cabins provide a home away from home for exploring Southern Oregon. Our ranch offers walking trails, fishing holes, bird and critter watching and perfect peace and quiet.

6000 Abegg Rd.
Merlin OR 97532
(541) 476-0120

Galice Resort
On the beautiful Rogue River. Lodging, dining inside by the cozy fire or outside on deck overlooking the river. Guided river and fishing trips, shuttle service, raft and equipment rentals, gift shop and live weekend entertainment. Great for families, reunions or groups. Family owned and operated.

11744 Galice Road/PO Box 99
Merlin OR 97532
(541) 476-3818

Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
Southern Oregon's  premier destination resort for rafting and fishing, offering full-day and multi-day packages. Morrison’s is a great destination for family vacations, reunions, weddings and adventure getaways for the outdoor enthusiast. River view cottages, gourmet cuisine and unequaled hospitality. An Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge with great steelhead and salmon fishing and summer whitewater rafting trips.

8500 Galice Road
Merlin OR 97532
(541) 476-3825 (800) 826-1963