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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Airlines - Siskiyou Summit

Regularly scheduled airlines fly into Medford, Klamath Falls and Eugene. Most people access the area via Interstate 5. Highway 101 on the coast and 97 on the east slope of the Cascades are also possibilities.

Siskiyou Summit pass on the California border is only about 3,000 feet high, but winter storms can make it particularly treacherous. Tire chains are absolutely required in icy conditions. The state police set up checkpoints and will not allow you to use the freeway unless you have chains.

On the coast, US 101 is the main highway. It rarely gets snow, but high water and mudslides can close the road in the winter.

In general if you are traveling anywhere in Oregon from November to March, keep an eye on the weather forecast and road conditions.

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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.