The Wild and Scenic Rogue River
The Rogue emanates from the Cascades’ Mount Mazama, the volcanic container that cradles beautiful blue Crater Lake, then meanders 250 miles to Gold Beach. Down the mountain past the 40 miles of rapids that lure rafters by (literally) the boatload, the river calms and expands, flowing clear and green between walls of forest and rock. The Rogue is also full of fish — spring chinook, summer and winter steelhead, silvers (coho) in fall — making the river a gratifying one for anyone inclined to drop a line. Unlike the North Umpqua, whose complexity attracts the fly fishermen elite, the Rogue is a river for the people.
Surrounded by the lush forests and rugged mountains of Southern Oregon, the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River was one […]
The United States Congress designated Oregon’s Wild Rogue Wilderness in 1978 and it now has a total of 35,806 acres—approximately […]