The North Umpqua

Located east of Roseburg via Highway 138, the Wild and Scenic section of the North Umpqua River offers the visitor unsurpassed recreational opportunities among the most beautiful vistas in Oregon.

Douglas County, May 20, 2016. ©AHM Brands, Thomas Boyd

Waterfalls & Hot Springs

Along Highway 138 from Roseburg to Crater Lake National Park, known as the “Highway of Waterfalls,” more than a dozen natural truly inspiring waterfalls can be reached by short hikes from the road. Along the way Umpqua Hot Springs offers a relaxing soak of the truly Oregon kind.

Lonesome Duck Ranch, Williamson River, Chiloquin Oregon.


The legendary salmon and steelhead of the North Umpqua are truly a marvel of nature. The spring- and fall-run chinook and coho salmon, and summer- and winter-run steelhead runs keep the North Umpqua on every angler's bucket list.


On the River

Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Wild & Scenic North Umpqua River are a quintessential Oregon adventure. Breathtaking scenery. Abundant wildlife. Peaceful serenity and abundant whitewater thrills offer an epic river experience. Thirty miles of exciting river and great campsites along the way promise a memorable time on the river.

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Strung along the Umpqua River Wild and Scenic Corridor, a National Scenic Byway from Highway 138 to Highway 97, are the Thundering Waters of the Umpqua. Known as the “Highway of Waterfalls,” more than a dozen of these natural water features cascade through the wooded beauty that makes up the Umpqua National Forest.

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