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.

Rogue River Valley

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Cape Blanco Oregon - Southern Oregon Attractions

The southern Oregon coast is generally undeveloped and quite rugged. It features many small towns that still hold some of their logging and fishing flavor, though both industries have had hard times lately. There is a state park or wayside about every five miles, many with camping facilities.

The southern Oregon Coast enjoys a much sunnier climate than the north coast, so camping there can be more fun. The area around Brookings is particularly considered a banana belt.

Cape Blanco is a favorite spot for watching the gray whale migrations, and dozens of charter boat operators up and down the coast will take you out for a closer look. The whales will sometimes swim close enough to a small boat to let you reach out and touch them. In whaling days the gray was one of the most dangerous to hunt, but now that they are a protected species the gray whales haven't killed anyone in decades.

The Mill Casino at Coos Bay is another Indian casino. It's right on the waterfront. They book some pretty good musical acts there, so check the entertainment schedule.

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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.