Rogue River – Upper Rogue River

Crater Lake National Park to Gold Hill

Crater Lake National Park website.The Rogue River was designated one of the first national Wild and Scenic Rivers by Congress in 1968.

Headwaters are in Crater Lake National Park starting from the crystal clear cold Boundary Springs at the 6000 foot elevation on the west slope of Mount Mazama an ancient volcano.

The Rogue River drainage is over 5000 square miles of Southwest Oregon. Starting in springs in the Cascade Mountains as a Wild and Scenic River westward through the dense Old Growth Forests of Douglas Fir in the Rogue River National Forest on its 200 mile path to the Pacific Ocean.

The Rogue River flows 75 miles west through old growth forests while passing through old logging and mining towns of Prospect, Trail, Shady Cove and Eagle Point before entering the Rogue River Valley near the cities of Medford and Central Point. This area is famous for itsSpring King Salmon fishing May thru July and Summer Steelhead Fishing July thru November. Fly Fishing for Summer Steelhead is a favorite method. Our Guides and Outfitter members will help you have a successful fishing excursion.

Whitewater Rafting is a favorite summer activity on the Scenic Rogue River. OurWhitewater Guides and Outfitters members can give you a safe fun Whitewater Rafting experience. Raft rentals are available for those wanting to go it on there own also.

Area Lakes of Lost Creek, Applegate, Howard Prairie, Hyatt, Lake of the Woods, Fish Lake and Agate Lake offer camping and fishing opportunities. Several Jackson County and State Parks are nearby for camping and recreation.

Rogue River Summer Steelhead  Photo by Don Roberts

The Upper Rogue River area will give the traveler a recreational choice of Salmon, Steelhead and Trout fishing, white water rafting, lakes, camping, hiking, golf, snow sports, shopping, music and theater.

Medford Oregon

Medford is located in the Rogue River Valley and is the medicial, professional and retail trade center for Southern Oregon and Northern California. The City of Medford, incorporated in 1905, is the seat of Jackson County. Medford’s location helps it offer the professional and cultural activities of a metropolitan area in a city of just 63,154.

Population
Jackson County 2000: 181,269 / Medford 2000: 63,154

Ashland Oregon

Ashland is 15 mi. north of the border with California in the Siskiyou Mountain  foothills. Southern Oregon State University is located here, as is the world famous Shakespeare Festival.

Population: Ashland: 19,490 / Jackson County 2000: 181,269

Jacksonville Oregon

Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains lies the city of Jacksonville. It has been hailed as one of the most historically significant communities in the western United States.Jacksonville is about 5 miles west of Medford on Jacksonville Highwayand is easily accessible from Interstate 5.

General Information
The historic character of this 19th Century town and the colorful legends of the past are woven into the fabric of everyday life in Jacksonville, reflected in the architecture and historic landmarks that line the streets. Home to Britt Music Festival.

 

 

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