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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The Rogue River Valley awaits your arrival!

Our campgrounds are a great place to stay while taking in the local culture, history and recreational opportunities in the area.

Take a trip to Crater Lake National Park, the Oregon Caves National Monument, historic Jacksonville, Britt Music Festival or Ashland's Shakespearean Festival.

Rogue River National Forest

Enjoy the Rogue River National Forest which covers more than 630,000 acres in the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountain Ranges and includes vast wildernesses, Roadless Areas, and Research Natural areas. It offers a broad array of seasonal and year round recreational opportunities including camping, swimming, picnicing, boating, fishing, hunting, snow skiing and snow boarding. Hiking and backpacking are popular activities along the Pacific Crest National scenic trail.

Crater Lake National Park

The Crater Lake National Park is Oregon's only National Park and boasts the Nations deepest lake.
The lake is 1,932 feet deep and is cradled in the Caldera, formed when the volcano Mount Mazama collapsed nearly 7,700 years ago. This event was caused by a massive eruption that was at least a hundred times greater than that of Mount St. Helens. The lake is known for its vibrant blue waters. Crater Lake National Park and the basin west of Mount Bachelor provide miles of scenic cross country trails.

Oregon State Parks

Illinois River Forks is a 511 acre park surrounding forks of the Illinois River and located 1 mile south of Cave Junction.

Valley of the Rogue is a scenic park offering a year round campground with hot showers, reservable group picnic areas, a meeting hall, and a one mile interpretive trail.

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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.