Experience the Northwest’s #1 River Trip!
The middle Rogue River towns and waysides reflect a kin-ship with the mighty Rogue River. Parks, trails, restaurants, lodges and motels all are reflective of the rivers moods. In the fall the colorful fall foliage with the beautiful waters winding to the sea can be breath taking.
A drive through the Applegate Valley following the Applegate to Jacksonville, a old west town with lots of shops or Applegate Lake with a stop at Cantrell Buckley Park is a pleasant experience.
The middle Rogue’s attractions are wonderful Parks like Josephine County’s Indian Mary or the Oregon Parks Departments Valley of the Rogue State Park. The Oregon Caves National Monument near Cave Junction is awe-inspiring.
Fishing for King Salmon, Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead Flyfishing along with White Water Rafting, Tour Boat Rides, Southern Oregon Wineries, shopping and scenic rivers like the Rogue and Applegate Rivers make the middle area a activity filled region. The Skate Board park draws skate boarders from hundreds of miles away. All combine to make the middle Rogue River region a family favorite.
Grants Pass Oregon
A popular stage coach stop in the 1860s, the city became Grants Pass in honor of U.S. General Grant’s success at Vicksburg. The apostrophe was removed from “Grants” at the turn of the 20th century.
Rogue River Oregon
The city sits on the banks of its namesake. Calaveras County has its celebrated frog jump. Rogue River has the rooster crow.
Gold Hill Oregon
In the early 1860s, a large gold nugget was found northeast of the present city site. Soon, the entire area was swarming with miners and merchants with dreams of striking it rich.
Oregon Caves National Monument
Oregon Caves National Monument is only 480 ac. but an amazing place. Encompassing an old-growth forest that includa a Douglas-fir tree with the widest known girth in Oregon. Hiking trails access the forest. The marble caves created by natural forces over 100,000’s of years are found in one the world’s most diverse geologic realms.