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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Wildlife Watching

As you drive, hike, walk, or tour the forest lands you might see some of the area's big cats which include Mountain Lions, Bobcats, and Lynx. It's more likely you'll see Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Moose or Elk though. Take along some binoculars, and you will probably find some Mountain Goats. They stand out against the rocky areas they live in.

A wide variety of songbirds, seasonal migrants, and birds of prey call the forest their home. Herons and waterfowl such as the Canadian Goose, Mallard, and American Widgeon are common in the forest. Hawks, Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles and Owls can also be spotted. Grouse, California Quail, and Ring-necked Pheasants are a few of the species you might find in the forest as well.

Oregon Caves National Monument

Oregon Caves National Monument is frequently referred to as "The Marbled Halls of Oregon," a living botanical paradise with miles of hiking trails and a 22-room historic chateau nestled among the waterfall and canyons. It is an interesting and enjoyable place to spend the day. It has tours of these marvelous wonders throuhgout the day.

Rogue River Valley

Rogue River Valley offers five wild and scenic rivers: The Rogue River, Elk River, Illinois River, North Fork Smith River, and the Chetco River.
There are an estimated 270 species of fish and wildlife, 280 different coniferous tree species, and 400 sensitive plant species.

Spirit of the Rogue Nature Center

Next to the Crater Lake National Park, this is home to the Osprey, Beaver, Mink, Otter and a myriad waterfowl.

National Forests

National Forests are close by and offer many things for you. Enjoy the Siskiyou National Forest which is roughly 1.1 million acres of complex ecosystem, filled with botanical, geological, biological diversity. It spans accross the Klamath Mountains and the Coastal Range of Southwest Oregon and Northwestern California.

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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.