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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Roseburg Oregon and Umpqua River - Southern Oregon Attractions

Roseburg locals hang out in the summer at Ben Irving reservoir on the South Umpqua River. If you like to water ski or jet ski, check it out.

The Umpqua River itself is a nice tourist attraction. The North Umpqua near Steamboat hosts a dry fly/barbless hook reserve that is as close to perfect fly fishing as you will find anywere in the world.
Guided trips are available.

The main Umpqua between Roseburg and the coast is also a popular steelhead and sport salmon fishing river.

Just south of Roseburg at Winston is the Wildlife Safari, a drive-through game park and reserve where many exotic and rare species of animals live. You can pet a cheetah and see a zebra. In the summer, try to hit the park early in the morning or late in the day. Around noon all you will see are a bunch of snoozing animals. No pets allowed, but kennels are available.

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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.