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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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is fun if you are into dune buggys. Don't let the sound of the surf fool you, the ocean is miles away from the highway. Frank Herbert got the idea for the science fiction novel _Dune_ while he was doing a newspaper story on ocean dune ecological recovery work being done at the research station there.

Bandon Oregon

The Bandon Cheese factory manufactures some of the nation's premium cheddar cheese.

Bandon is also the site of Oregon's largest Indian Massacre, where a village of 3,000 Indians was burned to the ground and their entire food supply destroyed. Over a hundred houses were burned in one night, and the occupants shot if they resisted. The Coquille tribe has recently had tribal status restored and has an active business presence in the area.

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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.