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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Crater Lake Oregon - Southern Oregon Attractions

Crater Lake is the biggest tourist attraction in Southern Oregon.

Crater Lake is North America's deepest lake, about a mile deep and 6 miles by 7 miles on the surface. Crater Lake is located in the collapsed crater of a dormant volcano. The crater rim is 7,000 feet high.
Crater Lake is Oregon's only national park, and a real show stopper. Don't miss it.

In the summer, take I-5 to Roseburg, then 138 along the North Umpqua river.
Be sure to stop at Toketee Falls, the second highest falls in Oregon.

In the winter only the South entrance from Klamath Falls is open, though you might be able to ski or snowmobile in from Diamond Lake. It depends on the snowpack.

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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.