Grants Pass and Middle Rogue River

Middle Rogue River - Hellgate Excursions

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.

After falling out of Crater Lake National Park at over 6000 foot in elevation to just above elevation in the middle section of the Rogue River near Grants Pass. The middle section of the Rogue River is known for being family friendly with warmer flows and mild to moderate White Water Rafting a great choice for the novice rafter or those interested in a relaxing scenic rafting or drift boat trip. You may want to chose to take a Whitewater Tour Boat ride out of Grants Pass or Rogue River with lunch or dinner stops at a Rogue River lodge.

The middle section of the Rogue River offers spectacular river canyon scenery,  such as found in Taylor Creek Canyon or Hellgate Canyons where True Grit was filmed with John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn.

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The water temperatures in middle section of the Rogue River are ideal for summer swimming and White Water Rafting reaching above 70 degrees in summer months.

Middle Rogue River Fishing

Famous for a very large return of Fall Chinook or Kings fishing is excellent in here in late July to October. (See our Rogue River Fall King Salmon fishing page for more information.)

Fly Fishing for Summer Steelhead is great July – Aug – Sept – Oct – Nov. Summer Steelhead come readily to the Fly using many fishing methods. (See our Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing page for more Information.)

Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing Guides are found at our Rogue River Fishing Guides and Outfitter Page.

Oregon’s largest Winter Steelhead run is on the Rogue River and over 17,000 Winter Steelhead enter the Applegate alone every year!  Jan – Feb – March. (See our Winter Steelhead Fishing  page for more information.)

Middle Rogue River Fishing Guides

Grants Pass and Middle Rogue River

Gold Hill Oregon

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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.

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. Near by is Valley of the Rogue State Park for nice Camping and RV Park.

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Middle Rogue River


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.

Tour Boat Rides at Grants Pass, Oregon

Hellgate Excursions

Middle Rogue River at Grants Pass Oregon - Tour Boat Rides

Experience the Northwest’s #1 River Trip!

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.

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