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Rogue River
Travel Guide

Rogue River featuring rafting and a river or creek as well as a small group of people

Thrilling whitewater adventures, mild or rigorous hikes, wildlife spotting and peaceful solitude are some of the features of this long and wild river in Southern Oregon.

Kayak and raft over the fast-moving rapids of the Rogue River and enjoy scenic hikes amid the wild terrain that surrounds it. This long waterway flows for 215 miles (346 kilometers), beginning its journey near Crater Lake and ending at the Pacific Ocean.

Experience a range of thrilling outdoor adventures in a remote and picturesque section designated by Congress as the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River. Extending for 84 miles (135 kilometers), it is located amid a wilderness of cliffs, mountain creeks, forests and waterfalls.

Embark on a rafting or kayaking expedition. Travel on your own or with one of the adventure companies that serve the river. Choose from single and multiday excursions for all abilities, from first-timers to experienced boaters, with overnight stays in tents or lodges. Another way to zip through the water is on a piloted jet boat trip. Head for the Hellgate Recreation Area to swim, raft, sunbathe and camp.

Hike through the surrounding wilderness. Trek along parts or all of the Rogue River National Recreation Trail, a 40-mile (64-kilometer) route that follows the north bank of the river as it heads toward the Pacific Ocean. Fishing for salmon and steelhead is very popular. You may see other wildlife: bald eagles, Canada geese, otters, deer, raccoons and bears.

Visit Rogue River’s cultural sites. Stop at Whisky Creek Cabin, which dates back to the area’s gold rush era of the 1860s. It is one of the oldest, still-standing mining cabins in the lower Rogue River canyon. Tour the Rand National Historic Site, a ranger station compound consisting of historic wood-frame buildings. Travel to the Rogue River Ranch, an old homestead that has been restored to appear as it did in the early 20th century. Inside is a small museum.

The wild section of the Rogue River is regulated. For details of seasons and permits for floating, hiking, boating and other activities, visit the official website of the Bureau of Land Management.

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
Quality Inn and Suites Airport
Quality Inn and Suites Airport
2.5 out of 5
1950 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR
The price is Rs7,109 per night from 5 Jun to 5 Jun
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Rogue Valley Mall and Providence Medford Medical Center. Medford Railroad Park and Southern ...
4/5Very Good! (981 reviews)
"Met every need. Clean, large fridge, microwave, in room coffee pot, full size mirror, up to date artwork and curtains, plush blankets. Pool, hot tub, sauna. Great room for the price."

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

Quality Inn and Suites Airport
Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
2300 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR
The price is Rs12,460 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Providence Medford Medical Center and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from The Expo. Rogue Valley Country Club ...
4.1/5Very Good! (947 reviews)
"In room 331 the air conditioner was not working properly and the unit rattles and every few minutes it sounded like a fog horn going off. Might want to chrck unit."

Reviewed on 12 May 2021

Rogue Regency Inn and Suites
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Wine Suite at Rellik House. Winery & Alpaca Farm
Wine Suite at Rellik House. Winery & Alpaca Farm
3.5 out of 5
970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, OR
Situated in Central Point, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Caprice Vineyards and Jacksonville Cemetery. Art Presence Art Center and Sarah Zigler Interpretive ...
Wine Suite at Rellik House. Winery & Alpaca Farm
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
Rellik House. Winery and Alpaca Farm
Rellik House. Winery and Alpaca Farm
3.5 out of 5
970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, OR
Situated in Central Point, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Caprice Vineyards and Jacksonville Cemetery. Art Presence Art Center and Sarah Zigler Interpretive ...
Rellik House. Winery and Alpaca Farm
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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