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 - 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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Hellgate Canyon - Oregon Information


Hellgate Canyon is a half mile trench gouged out by the Rogue River with over 100 foot high cliffs. The canyon is famous for scenes in many movies and western films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
Remember when they Jumped off the Cliff?

Hellgate Recreation area

The Hellgate Recreation area begins at the mouth of the Applegate River, and is located northwest of Grants Pass, Oregon about 7 miles. The river begins relatively wide and slow moving through agricultural fields and foothills. The canyon gets progressively deeper and rockier as you go.

A paved road follows the river and offers scenic views and access to campgrounds. The closest access point is Whitehorse. Park. Traveling from Grants Pass, head east on Upper River Road. Upper River Road turns into Lower River Road after the two roads meet. Continue on Lower River Road to Whitehorse Park.

The Hellgate area features 27 miles of class I and II rapids, 11 boat access facilities, 4 campgrounds, and numerous undeveloped sites.

The Rogue River Hiking Trail is about 40 miles long and begins at Grave Creek. Another great park in the area that offers access and views is the Indian Mary Park. ...

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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.