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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Bureau Of Land Management

The BLM manages nearly 16 million acres of Federal public land in Oregon for recreation, natural, scenic, scientific, and cultural protection. Recreational opportunities on the BLM lands include camping, sight seeing, fishing, hang-gliding, rock-hounding, hunting, rafting and boating.

The Rogue National Forest

The Rogue National Forest forest sprawls across the Central portion of Southern Oregon, partly overflowing into northern California. The forest contains approximately 400 miles of trails for hiking, climbing, biking, and horseback riding.
On the west, the forest includes the headwaters of the Applegate River, within the ancient and complex geology of the Siskiyou Mountains. This is a country of narrow canyons and high, steep ridges. The variety of environments includes open oak woodlands, dense conifer forests, and barren, rocky ridge-tops.
To the east, the forest contains the upper reaches of the Rogue River, located along the volcanic Cascade Range.

The Southern Cascades

The Southern Cascades tend to have fairly gentle relief, several deep canyons, such as the Middle Fork of the Rogue and the South Fork of Little Butte Creek. The area has Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Conifers, meadows, lakes, and meandering streams. This part of the forest contains Huckleberry Mountain, the ancestral berry-gathering ground of the Klamath Indians.

North Cascades Scenic Highway

The North Cascades Scenic Highway is the oldest in the nation. State Route 20 from Burlington to Twisp offers plenty of lakes and lots of places to hike or see a spectacular view.
The North Cascades Scenic Highway offers one of the best views of the mountain landscape, which includes the Sawtooth Mountain Range and the Cascade Range.

Outstanding views from Washington Pass Overlook, Slate Peak Vista, at 7,500 feet, and Buttermilk Butte.

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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.