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Explore the Rogue River – the Wild and Scenic gem of Southern Oregon

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Branson’s Chocolates

At Branson’s Chocolates, everything is hand-made in small batches, from their caramel to their toffee. They offer many traditional items […]

1662 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR. 97520
541-488-7493
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Cultured Palate owner interacts with guest

Cultured Palate brings authentic Cuban food to Grants Pass. Family recipe, homestyle Cuban flavor made from organic and natural ingredients.

208 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
541-295-8318
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Eden Valley Orchards
Rogue Valley

EdenVale Winery

A visit to our beautiful tasting room with formal gardens is well worth the stop. Relax and enjoy a glass […]

2310 Voorhies Road
Medford, OR. 97501
541-512-2955
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Situated on the corner of Nursery and N Main Street, Abigail’s Bed and Breakfast Inn is distinguished by its sumptuous […]

451 N. Main St.
Ashland, OR. 97520
541-482-4563
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Days Inn
Rogue Valley

Days Inn by Wyndham

AAA approved. Free High Speed Internet. Micro/Frig and Coffee Makers in all rooms, Full Cable TV {75 CHS} with 3 […]

850 Alba Drive
Medford, OR. 97070
(541) 779-6730
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Rogue River Inn

The Rogue River Inn is located 6 miles south of Grants Pass on the Rogue River. Enjoy the natural beauty […]

6285 Rogue River Highway
Grants Pass, OR. 97527
541-582-1120
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Rapid Pleasure Rafting

For 4 decades Dennis and Carolee Enriquez, along with their son, Devon Stephenson, have operated Rapid Pleasure, the oldest of the […]

125 Chaparral Drive
Shady Cove, OR. 97539
541-878-2500
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A Bent Rod LLC
Rogue Valley

A Bent Rod LLC

Beats working! ‘A Bent Rod’ offers exciting guided fishing trips and scenic boat tours on the pristine Umpqua River located […]

360 the Trees Dr
Williams, OR. 97436-0730
(775) 722-1988
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Richard Hergenrether

4892 Upper River Rd
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
541-471-8771
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This world-famous river was in the first round of American rivers designated “Wild & Scenic” in 1968. It was a favorite vacation getaway for Clark Gable, John Wayne, and other entertainers from Hollywood’s Golden Age, and a favorite, too, with countless generations of families. The headwaters of the Rogue are on the western slopes of Mt. Mazama, in Crater Lake National Park. More than 200 miles later, it crashes into the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach. In between, you’ll find steep canyons, gentle meadows, amazing rock formations, old-growth forests, and a huge range of whitewater rafting options, from Class I to IV. Distinct sections of the Rogue – the Upper, Middle, Lower Rogue, and Rogue River Canyon – each offer a different set of adventures. It’s well known also for champion-size Chinook and king salmon, steelhead, and other varieties. Parks and camping spots are abundant, as are charming turn-of-the-century towns, Native American history, mighty redwoods, and much more.

Getting There

Upper Rogue

Among the Rogue’s treasures are its abundance of hiking trails, mountain biking routes, river access, and lakefront, all of which are easily accessed. Lost Creek Lake, Lake of the Woods, Fish Lake, Union Creek, and the Rogue River all await swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

 

Lower Rogue

The Lower Rogue is sought-after for whitewater rafting, with would-be permit holders lining up months in advance. Salmon and Steelhead fishing are excellent here, matched only by world-class, thrill-seeking jetboat tours.

HIKING

Centuries after native tribes and later miners and settlers trekked the steep and wild canyon of the lower Rogue River, the Rogue River Trail offers unsurpassed 30-mile hiking adventure with wilderness lodges located at just the right spots along the way. Or those seeking pure wilderness can backpack the entire trail from Grave Creek to Foster Bar near Agness and camp on the river along the way.

FISHING

Pursue legendary salmon and steelhead on the Rogue River, heralded by sport anglers since the late 1800s. The most desired fishes of the Rogue basin are native spring and fall chinook salmon, coho salmon, and summer and winter steelhead. Rogue River steelhead alone provide an outstanding fishery resource with thousands of fish entering the lower Rogue River canyon every year. In late summer and fall fishing for the immature steelhead known as “half-pounders” can be the angling experience of a lifetime.

RAFTING

Whether you are looking for a four-day wilderness adventure through rapids and the amazing Wild & Scenic section or just a day trip full of thrills and splashes, the Rogue offers it all. From the cool and relaxing upper floats at Shady Cove to the beginning of the lower canyon in Galice,  the Rogue offers the full range of river adventure with many awesome outfitters who make a trip on the river the highlight of most visitors Southern Oregon adventure.

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