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PO Box 99
Merlin, OR. 97532-0099
(541) 476-3818
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Morrison's Rogue River Lodge

Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge is Southern Oregon’s premier rafting and fishing resort located on the scenic Rogue River. The beautiful […]

8500 Galice Road
Merlin, OR. 97532
541-476-3825
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PO Box 899
Merlin, OR. 97523-1100
(541) 660-9868
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Ray’s Guide Service

PO Box 679
Merlin, OR. 97532-0679
(541) 476-8047
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Orange Torpedo Trips

Orange Torpedo has been offering whitewater rafting trips on the Rogue River and other Southern Oregon Rivers for over 50 […]

210 Merlin Road
Merlin, OR. 97532
(541) 479-5061
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Surrounded by the lush forests and rugged mountains of Southern Oregon, the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River was one […]

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Little Silver Lake is one of the district’s most exciting and often overlooked trails. Little Silver Lake itself is one […]

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Rogue Wilderness

Wild & Scenic Rogue River, more than 30 years experience. One-half to four-day white water rafting and inflatable kayaking trips; […]

PO Box 1110
Merlin, OR. 97532-1110
(541) 479-9554
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Rafting the Rogue!
Rogue Valley

ROW Oregon LLC

ROW Adventures’ mission is “Sharing Nature – Enriching Lives” and since 1979 they’ve guided thousands of happy guests. Their goal […]

Merlin, OR. 97532
(800)451-6034
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Plug and Play in Southern Oregon

Whether you’re traveling along Interstate 5 or taking a more leisurely tour in your electric vehicle (EV), there are plenty of places to plug and play in Southern Oregon. With new charging stations opening all the time, take the opportunity to stop and discover new places.

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Winter Wine and Sunshine in the Applegate Valley

Wine tasting in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley is a treat any time of year, but visiting in winter is especially sublime. A special set of weather conditions sparks bluebird days — even when the surrounding areas might be blustery and foggy, the valley is warm and sunny.

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Medford – Your Vacation Destination

Medford is at the heart of the Rogue Valley making it the perfect destination for your next vacation. While there visit Jacksonville, Ashland, Crater Lake and more!

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Southern Oregon Cross-Country Skiing

I’m no adrenaline junkie, but I love the monochromatic beauty of winter landscapes — just me and a few friends, my dog, and the swoosh-swoosh of our skis cutting track through fresh powder. If winter solitude in the backwoods is your thing, there are plenty of alternatives to busier Mt. Ashland that offer phenomenal views and peaceful settings. Here are a few great trails to start with.

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River Lodges of Southern Oregon

When it comes to gorgeous waterways, Southern Oregon is second to none. Home to the Wild and Scenic Rogue, Illinois and North Umpqua rivers, this part of the state also holds some of the most storied and iconic river lodges in Oregon. Here you’ll find cabins and inns rich in history and tradition, where nature-loving families have come for decades to experience the magic. Of course, these places book up fast and some close for the winter, so start your planning now.

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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’s You Pick Farms

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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