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Merlin
Travel Guide

A dream for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts, this quiet area is filled with thick forests, majestic waterfalls and geology of the American frontier.

You may recognize the famous landscape of Merlin, Oregon from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or from one of the many Western films created here. The landscape itself is a movie star, with celebrated terrain of forested cliffs and rapids. In Merlin, sample the best of the natural attractions in this area.

Spend your time in Merlin and surrounding areas outside. Whitewater raft down small cascades, climb bluffs or lie back on an inner tube and float in peaceful bliss. Hike through untamed wilderness areas that are fully canopied by trees.

One of the best ways to experience all of these alluring sights is on the famous Rogue River. Join a whitewater rafting trip down the river. Bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet. They will surely be soaked after the ride.

Traverse the Wild Rogue Wilderness, where you will find miles of undeveloped land. Drop a line and fish for a great catch or simply gaze at the dramatic mountain ranges soaring above the river. To really soak in the peace, get a permit to camp out in the wilds

The small, but varied selection of restaurants in the area is all you need to enjoy great meals during your stay. Bring a cooler so that you can enjoy an afternoon picnic while viewing brilliant vistas.

To get here, fly into Medford, Oregon and drive 29 miles (47 kilometers) through beautiful terrain to arrive at Merlin. Stop at the Smullin Visitor Center to get details on how to coordinate your trip in this sparsely populated area.

Get to Merlin during the peak summer season, when the weather and vegetation are perfect. Wherever you come from, enjoy active challenges and peaceful reflections in this whitewater wonderland.

Morrison's Rogue River Lodge
Morrison's Rogue River Lodge
2.5 out of 5
8500 Galice Road, Merlin, OR
The price is Rs8,027 per night from 28 May to 28 May
Situated on the riverfront, this historic lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Rogue River and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Hellgate Canyon. Wildlife Images Rehabilitation ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)
"Food and staff were incredible, garden on the property they get their veggies from. Great fishing in the area and raft rentals/ guided fishing tours."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Morrison's Rogue River Lodge
Riverside Inn
Riverside Inn
2.5 out of 5
986 S.W. 6th, Grants Pass, OR
The price is Rs9,162 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in the heart of Grants Pass, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rogue River and Riverside Park. Reinhart Volunteer Park and Grants Pass Golf Club ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (948 reviews)
"The rooms desperately need microwaves. Also, they need to get the pool and spa open and improve their breakfasts."

Reviewed on 13 May 2021

Riverside Inn
Red Lion Inn & Suites Grants Pass
Red Lion Inn & Suites Grants Pass
2 out of 5
1880 NW 6th St , Grants Pass, OR
The price is Rs6,168 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Situated in Grants Pass, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce and Three Rivers Community Hospital - ...
4.3/5Excellent! (680 reviews)
"Great price for clean rooms, very comfortable beds, nice flow of the room and the place was packed but we did not hear a thing.They also allowed our two dogs without an extra fee. Parking lot packed. Has these cement dividers that are rounded off and unsafe to step on. It all worked but not an inch ..."

Reviewed on 8 May 2021

Red Lion Inn & Suites Grants Pass
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Racing Horse Guest House~free Unlimited Golf
Racing Horse Guest House~free Unlimited Golf
3.5 out of 5
4300 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, OR
Situated in Grants Pass, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Rogue River and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Reinhart Volunteer Park. Schmidt House Museum and Grants ...
Racing Horse Guest House~free Unlimited Golf
Racing Horse Ranch and Guest House ~ Free Golf!
Racing Horse Ranch and Guest House ~ Free Golf!
4 out of 5
4300 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, OR
Situated in Grants Pass, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Rogue River and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Reinhart Volunteer Park. Schmidt House Museum and Grants Pass ...
Racing Horse Ranch and Guest House ~ Free Golf!
Racing Horse Ranch ~ Free Unlimited Golf!!!
Racing Horse Ranch ~ Free Unlimited Golf!!!
4 out of 5
4300 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, OR
Situated in Grants Pass, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Rogue River and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Reinhart Volunteer Park. Schmidt House Museum and Grants Pass ...
Racing Horse Ranch ~ Free Unlimited Golf!!!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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