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.

Rogue River Valley

Rogue River Valley, Oregon - A beautiful place to visit, a wonderful place to live. Come and find a place to call your own. Southern Oregon is a great place to own a home and grow your family.

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Woodland Safety Tips

Fight wildfire risks

Area homeowners need to be most concerned about a perimeter of 30 - 50 feet around their home.

In the area surrounding your home:

1. Prune tree limbs to about 6 feet from the ground. This can keep a ground fire from spreading up the tree.

2. Sweep away debris from roofs, gutters, under and around decks and away from your home and outbuildings. Embers can ignite in a pile of leaves next to the foundation and catch the building on fire.

3. Mow down dry grass and weeds in the spring. By waiting a few weeks too long, your mowing can be a fire hazard itself.

4. Keep the area properly maintained and cleaned up.

5. Watering plants and shrubs will keep them less vulnerable to fire hazards and the potential for problems.

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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.