Rogue River Valley, Oregon - Southern Oregon is divided into three main river basins; the Umpqua River, the Rogue River, and the Klamath Basin. The Umpqua meets the Pacific at Reedsport, the Rogue mouth is near Gold Beach, and the Klamath empties at the Redwoods National Park in Northern California. All three rivers have their headwaters in the Cascade Mountains on the slopes of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park. The Rogue River is a designated National Scenic River, and formed much of the backdrop for the Meryl Streep movie "The River Wild." Jet boat trips and white water rafting are very popular.

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Rogue River Valley - Oregon Travel Guide

Whale Watching along the Pacific Coast in Southern Oregon

Twice a year, trained volunteers are stationed at 30 locations on or near the Oregon Coast to provide information to you and assist in spotting whales. The sites listed here are great places to visit and see if you can spot whales on migration.

1. Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center - IIwaco, Wa.

2. Ecola State Park

3. Neahkahnie Mountain Historic marker turnout on Hwy. 101

4. Cape Meares State Scenic viewpoint.

5. Cape Lookout State Park - a 2.5 mile hike to site.

6. Inn at Spanish Head lobby on the 10 th floor.

7. Boiler Bay State scenic viewpoint.

8. Depoe Bay Sea Wall

9. Rocky Creek State scenic viewpoint

10. Cape Foulweather

11. Devil's Punchbowl (Otter Rock) State Natural area

12. Yaquina Head Lighthouse

13. Don A. Davis City Kiosk

14. Yaquina Bay State recreation site

15. Seal Rock State recreation site

16. Yachats State Park

17. Devil's Churn viewpoint

18. Cape Perpetua Overlook

19. Cape Perpetua Interpretive Center

20. Cook's Chasm turnout

21. Sea Lion Caves turnout

22. Umpqua Lighthouse

23. Shore Acres State Park

24. Face Rock Wayside State scenic viewpoint

25. Cape Blanco Lighthouse

26. Battle Rock Wayfinding Point

27. Cape Sebastion State scenic coridor

28. Cape Ferrelo

29. Harris Beach State Park

30. Crescent Beach Overlook, Crescent City, Ca.

Whale watching doesn't require a lot of technical skill. Wear warm clothing, bring along rain gear and binoculars. Calm and slightly overcast days are better whale watching days because, there is less glare on the water. Conditions are usually better in the morning hours before the wind picks up and causes whitecaps on the water. Any spot with an ocean view is a good spot for watching. Good luck in your sightings and take care on the viewpoints.

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Rogue River Valley, Oregon - The Siskiyou Mountains stretch between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range at the California border. The entire area is more vertical than most other parts of the state, which leads to numerous waterfalls, lots of whitewater rapids, and some spectacular scenery. Rogue River Valley is outside the main population centers of the state and the area has a very rural flavor. Major industries are tourism, wood products and agriculture. The climate is generally milder and more Mediterranean than North Western Oregon. Average rainfallis about 20 % lower and the temperatures are a bit higher.