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917 Galice Rd
Merlin, OR. 97532-9731
(541) 708-3601
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Umpqua Valley

Acker Rock Lookout

Overview Perched atop the edge of a rocky cliff in the Umpqua National Forest, Acker Rock Lookout offers visitors a […]

Tiller, OR.
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Mailing address: P.O. Box 150Chemult, OR 97731 USA Phone 541-365-7001Fax 541-365-7019TTY 541-365-7010 Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:45 am – 4:30 […]

Chemult, OR.
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Umpqua Valley

Bogus Creek Campground

Overview Bogus Creek Campground is situated in a stand of old growth Douglas fir, cedars, and deciduous trees, among many […]

18782 North Umpqua Highway
Idleyld Park, OR. 97443
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Southern Oregon Outback

Hanan/Sycan Campground

Provides access to: Hanan Trail #142 which is open to hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The scenic Hanan Trail accesses roadless country […]

Summer Lake, OR.
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Want to kick back and relax under shady pines by a sparkling lake? Looking for a "base camp" for a […]

Medford, OR.
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Crater Lake


Overview Timpanogas Shelter sits on shore of its namesake lake at an altitude of 5,300 feet in the Willamette National […]

46375 Highway 58
Crescent Lake, OR. 97492
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Klamath Basin

Wood River Day Use Area

The Wood River Day Use Area is a serene recreation site on the Wood River. It is located 20 minutes […]

Fort Klamath, OR.
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See the Rogue River

Experience the mighty Rogue River, including wildlife viewing, the iconic Table Rocks, Native American history, celebrity retreats, river island exploration […]

8601 Table Rock Road
Central Point, OR. 97502
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Home to wild rivers, deep canyons, dazzling mountains and iconic Crater Lake, Southern Oregon has enough natural beauty for all, and many destinations have thoughtfully improved or built in accessibility features to welcome more visitors. Here are a few options to inspire your next vacation itinerary.


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Southern Oregon’s Signature Trails

It’s no secret that Oregon’s wilderness is second to none. With remote lakes, snowy peaks and storybook forests of ancient trees dripping in moss and awe, the state’s untrammeled beauty belongs to those who hike.

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Harvest Time on the Great Umpqua Food Trail

Ready for pumpkins, apples, pears, olives and all the flavors of fall in Southern Oregon? Hit the road and check out the new Great Umpqua Food Trail in Douglas County. Like its sister route, the Rogue Valley Food Trail — which features culinary delights from Grants Pass to Ashland — Great Umpqua offers a self-guided trail through Southern Oregon’s lush farmland and vineyards. Stop in at more than 40 farms, wineries and shops committed to showcasing the best ingredients of the Umpqua Valley. During harvest time, you’ll get to savor the season’s cool days, clear nights and all the abundance.

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Our Revels Now Continue

Rogue Valley’s renowned arts and culture are back with style Summer brings out the best in Southern Oregon, including outdoor […]

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Gateway to Crater Lake Series: Adventures in the Communities Southeast of Crater Lake

Head south on Highway 62 to paddle brilliant blue waters, camp and learn history Crater Lake National Park is at […]

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Fun Fall Events for the Whole Family in Southern Oregon

UPDATED September 2022 Fall in southern Oregon is absolutely stunning!  Every tree bursts out in beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows […]

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Vineyard Stays in the Umpqua Valley

Stay among the vines and getaway to these Umpqua Valley vineyards The Umpqua is home to more than 30 wineries. […]

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Southern Oregon Farms to Pick Your Own Fruit, Flowers, and Vegetables

Ask anyone what are your favorite things about summer, and one of the responses will always be the fresh fruits […]

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Adaptive Recreation in Southern Oregon

Home to wild rivers, deep canyons, dazzling mountains and iconic Crater Lake, Southern Oregon has enough natural beauty for all, and many destinations have thoughtfully improved or built in accessibility features to welcome more visitors. Here are a few options to inspire your next vacation itinerary.

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Great Brewpubs of Southern Oregon

Today Southern Oregon’s breweries do much more than make great beer. With the cornucopia of fresh, local ingredients at their fingertips, chefs at the region’s flagship brewpubs now wow travelers and locals alike with food that lives up to the quality of the drink. Try these spots to sample the best of both.

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6 Great Parks for Camping and Fishing in Southern Oregon

Pitch a tent or park your RV and drop a line into the water.

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Ride the Rim Is Back!

After a two-year hiatus, Crater Lake’s car-free event returns.

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Southern Oregon Wildflower Hikes

I reached out to our Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest to add to my list of favorite wildflower hikes in our region and we chose our favorites to bring you a combination of easy, family-friendly hikes and some a little more technical for advanced hikers.

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Grab a Slice in Southern Oregon

Raise your hand if you like pizza!  Thin crust, thick crust, small slice, fold in half slice, it is all […]

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Film Festivals in Southern Oregon

With the Klamath Film and Ashland Independent Film festivals, Southern Oregon has added filmmaker skills, access, and tools to the area’s natural allure and cultural delights. 

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Great Options Emerge for Travel After the Wildfires

From the determined blossoming of sunflowers along the Bear Creek Greenway, the resolve of Southern Oregon remains evident amid extreme challenges. This resiliency was strongly tested during 2020 and 2021 when wildfires destroyed over 2,600 homes and businesses across several counties and consumed over a million acres of forests.

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Warm Up in These Cozy Coffee Spots

Cool crisp air, the scent of snow coming, and a hot cup of coffee in your hand; just about perfect.  […]

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Stargazing Southern Oregon

When it comes to astrotourism, visitors to Southern Oregon enjoy an array of options. Light-pollution maps show large swaths of gray and black in the region, especially in the Oregon Outback. That’s good.

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National Park Bucket List in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon and north-central California offer an incredible diversity of parks and national monuments. The country’s deepest lake, enchanting caverns, an underground river, petroglyphs and a diversity of wildlife await, all within a day’s drive.

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Best Spots to Sip Craft Cocktails

From distilleries to taverns to bars, we have a variety of choices where mixologists are bringing ingenuity and whimsy to their cocktails.

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Wildlife Adventures in Southern Oregon

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (Photo courtesy of Travel Oregon) Elk Viewing in Reedsport A full-grown elk can weigh up […]

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