Have fun in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon

Rogue Valley Now is the complete information resource for anyone who visits or vacations in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. Everything you need is here, in one place: complete listings of dining and lodging choices, informative events calendar for concerts, plays and more, plus stories about area attractions, activities and places to see.

Visit Oregon Coast Whale Viewing Sites And Let "Whale Watching Spoken Here" Volunteers Assist Visitors In Spotting And Learning About Gray Whales

 

Trained volunteers at 24 Whale Watching Spoken Here sites help visitors spot gray whales during the winter and spring annual migrations. The volunteers are on duty 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help visitors see the marine animals and offer information about their migration.

The Portland Rose Festival, Drawing More Than One Million Visitors Annually, Includes The 2nd Largest All-Floral Parade In North America Winding Over 4 Miles Through Downtown Portland

 

Made In Oregan float at the Portland Rose Festival

Named the Best Festival in the World in 2007 Entrance to the Portland Rose Festivaland 2011 by the International Festivals and Events Association, the Rose Festival isn't a celebration reserved only for rose-lovers. It's a veritable garden of great events and activities that bloom for weeks in late May and early June.

The Annual Boatnik Festival In Grants Pass Kicks Off The Summer Season On Memorial Day Weekend With Hydroplane Races, Drag Boats, Live Music, Carnival Rides And Plenty Of Fun For The Whole Family

 

Boatnik is an annual event held over the Boatnik4 Memorial Day weekend and kicks off the start of the summer season in Southern Oregon. The Rogue River running through Grants Pass has been home to the Boatnik Festival since 1959.

Crater Lake National Park Spans More Than 180,000 Acres Of Unparalleled Mountain Beauty And Includes Crater Lake, Which At 1,900 Feet Deep Is The Deepest Lake In The United States And The Clearest In The World

 

This is the entrance to Crater Lake National Park from Klamath Falls via Route 97 to Route 62.When Mt Mazama was destroyed by a volcanic eruption more than 7000 years ago, the volcano's collapsed caldera eventually filled with water from rain and snow melt, giving us a mountain lake of unparalleled beauty. Today Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States, with a depth of more than 1,900 feet. It is also Sun setting on Crater Lake National Park.considered the cleanest and clearest lake in the world, fed only by rain and snow, without a drop of water coming from any river or

See The Big Cats Of The World, Including Tigers, Lions And Cougars, Up Close In A Natural Setting As They Demonstrate Their Incredible Strength And Agility

 

Great Cats World Park is an exciting and interactive woodland in which staff and trainers give you a personal guided tour while interacting with the predators to bring out their natural and instinctive behaviors. The staff will conduct exhibitions that demonstrate the incredible athletic abilities of the cats and leave visitors astonished by demonstrations of pure strength and agility.

The Works Of Shakespeare And Other Noted Playwrites Come To Life On The Stages Of The Oregon Shakespeare Festival In Ashland, Oregon

 

The Elizabethan Stage at the Oregon Shakespeare FestivalThe Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a regional repertory theater in Ashland, Oregon, spread out over two indoor theaters and the crown jewel outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. The OSF is one of the premier Shakespeare festivals in the entire

Southern Oregon Is Home To More Than A Few Challenging Golf Courses And This Guide Has Them All, With Course Descriptions And Links To Contact Information

 

There are nearly two dozen golf courses in the Rogue Valley and many more spread throughout Southern Oregon. Courses range from par 72, 18-hole championship designs to family-friendly, yet challenging, 9-hole layouts that allow golfers to take in the immense beauty that makes up the entire state of Oregon. So get out and enjoy the best weather in the Pacific Northwest all year long.

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Orange Torpedo Trips Will Plan A Unique White Water Rafting Adventure For Any Individual Or Group Seeking A Professional Guide Service In Southern Oregon

 

OrangeTorpedoLogoMay through August. Oregon rafting trips OrangeTorpedoTrips6on the Rogue River and North Umpqua River. Founded in 1969, Orange Torpedo Trips has been providing whitewater rafting adventures on the Rogue and North Umpqua Rivers for over four decades. Orange Torpedo's ability to cater to the unique levels of excitement desired from each member in your family or group allows them to create the perfect white water rafting vacation.

Noah's River Adventures In Southern Oregon Offers Single- And Multi-Day White Water Or Leisure Rafting Excursions Along With Chinook & Steelhead Fishing Trips

 

Noah's River Adventures NoahsRafting1 can help NoahsRafting2 get you where you want to go. Noah's continues to do it better, safer, have more fun, and provide more entertainment than anyone else around. Noah's Rafting gives its guests more than a ride down a river.

Ashland, Oregon Is Home To Mt. Ashland Ski Park, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Emigrant Lake And Beautiful Hiking Trails, As Well As A Downtown Boasting Fine Dining, Boutique Shopping And Unlimited Art Galleries

 

This is a small city like few others that you'll find on the West Coast. Located near the Oregon—California border in Southern Oregon, Ashland is a small-town cultural and recreational mecca renown for its annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival. OSF draws nearly 500,000 visitors to Ashland annually for their theatre season which runs from February through November.

Take A Tasting Tour Of Some Of Southern Oregon's Top Micro Breweries And Learn About The Rogue Valley's Contribution To A Growing National Beer Industry

 

RogueValleyOnTapBreweryTours1Indigo Creek’s brewery tours leave from RogueValleyOnTapBreweryTours2 Ashland, Oregon Thursday through Sunday. This is a tour for the craft beer lover. In a state known for its sheer volume of breweries, Southern Oregon is taking the beer industry by storm and there is no better place for beer tasting flights than this brewery tour of the incredible nano and micro breweries here in the Rogue Valley. During this tour, you'll visit four breweries in five hours.

The Rogue River In Southern Oregon Is A Great Place For All Levels Of Rafting, Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Kayaking, Hiking, Jet Boat Racing And Hanging Out With Family Or Friends

 

There are few rivers as eye-catching as the Rogue River. Whether someone is RogueRiverRecreation6 visiting the Rogue Valley as part of an Oregon vacation, just passing through to get from one place to another, or is a valley resident going about their daily business, it's hard to ignore the beauty and the presence of the Rogue River as it winds its way through a number of Southern Oregon cities and towns.

Rogue Wilderness Adventures Provides Single- And Multi-Day Trips For Rafting, Fishing, Hiking, Caving And More In The Beautiful Southern Oregon River And Mountain Regions

 

Rogue Wilderness AdventuresRogue Wilderness Adventures is your gateway to the unmatched, Camping along the Rogue River during a multi-day rafting trip pristine beauty of the Rogue River wilderness area. Rogue Wilderness Adventures has been a leader in adventure travel on Oregon's Rogue River for 40 years. The Rogue River was the nation's first river to be designated Wild and Scenic by the federal government. The Rogue is home to world famous rapids of Rainie Falls, Upper and Lower Black Bar Falls, and Blossom Bar.

Experience Wine Tasting Amid The Unsurpassed Beauty Of Southern Oregon By Visiting The Vineyards, Wineries And Tasting Rooms Of The Rogue Valley's Outstanding Wine Makers

 

Southern Oregon produces some awesome wines and enough variety to satisfy most tastes. There is everything here from traditional reds and whites, to wines from the Rhone region of France, to specialties like fruit & herbal flavors that are truly unique. It's always fun to drive around the Rogue Valley and take in all the beauty of its mountains, rivers and valleys that seem to never end.

Take A White Water Ride On The Rogue River's Wildest Section As A Passenger Of One Of 'Jerry's Rogue Jets' Powerful And Fast Jetboat Tours In Southern Oregon

 

The natural environment and beauty of the Rogue River JerrysRogueJets22 Canyon is brought to you up close and personal as a passenger of Jerry's Rogue Jets. The river corridors possess outstanding scenic, recreational, geologic, wildlife, historic and cultural values.

Experience The Charm Of A Beautifully Preserved Mid-1800's Mining Town. Jacksonville, Oregon Is A National Historic Landmark That Offers Visitors Plenty To See, Great Boutique Shopping And A Wealth Of Dining Choices

 

The historic town of JacksonvilleThis little town is bursting with appeal. The historical Jacksonville2 town of Jacksonville, Oregon is located about fifteen miles north of Ashland and only about 7 miles west of Medford by taking exit 30 from Interstate 5 in Medford.

Visiting Lighthouses Along The Oregon Coast Is A Fun Way To Learn About An Important Element Of Our Country's Maritime History

 

Ever been inside a lighthouse, or been intrigued by the history and the mystery of lighthouses and how they work? Want to see what it would feel like to be inside the steep, narrow stairwell of a haunted lighthouse? You're in luck! The Oregon coast has some of the country's most beautiful lighthouses, and most of them are open to the public and only a day trip away.

Southern Oregon Offers Endless Opportunities For Fun And Recreation In The Rogue River Area That Includes The Southern Cascades, The Eastern Siskiyous And The Crater Lake Region

 

HikingTrailVacationers who come to Southern Oregon will often fall in love with the incredible Cascade Mountains. With its thick green forests and fertile valleys, Oregon is a land of rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. People who love adventure, outdoor activities and expansive, wide-open unspoiled spaces plan their vacations in Oregon. If you like to hike, there is no better place in the world for hiking and backpacking than Southern Oregon.

Summer Concert Venue Presenting Performances By World Renowned Bands And Musicians Bringing Rock, Pop, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Orchestra And More To The Britt Amphitheater In Jacksonville, Oregon

 

Britt Music & Arts Festival is the Pacific Northwest's premier outdoor summer performing arts festival.Britt1 Located in the historic 1850's gold rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon, Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music.

Out 'N' About Treesort Is Southern Oregon's Premier Treehouse Lodging Resort, Offering River Rafting, Ziplines, Camping, Horseback Riding And Hiking Trails In Addition To Fascinating Treehouse Guest Rooms

 

TreeHouse Treesort - Ziplines - Horseback Riding - River Rafting and a whole lot more. Say hello to Oregon's only treehouse lodging resort. A TREESORT! Where adults can come to be kids, and kids come to have fun. A place where you not only get to spend the night in your own 4-star treehouse, but can also engage the land and beauty of the Siskiyou National Forest.

The Microbrewing Phenomenon Has Its Roots In The Pacific Northwest And Southern Oregon Is A Great Area To Learn About And Taste The Results Of This Growing Industry

 

Warning: This story may make you thirsty! When Bert Grant opened the first microbrew pub in Yakima's old opera house in Washington state in 1982, Portland Oregon was already establishing a thirst to join what would later become a craft beer boom in the Pacific Northwest by creating single-gallon small batches in homes, garages and dorm rooms.

Explore A Fascinating Underground World At The Oregon Caves In Southern Oregon

 

Entering Oregon Caves National Monument from Caves Highway in Cave Junction, OregonSpend a day in the caves and on the surrounding trails, then relax at night in the beautiful, rustic Chateau at the Oregon Caves. Oregon Caves National Monument cave tours are available from mid-April through early November. The Chateau at the Oregon Caves is open from May through September.

At Wildlife Images You Can Expect To See And Get Close To Cougars, Bears, Wolves, Reptiles And Birds. More Than 1000 Wildlife Ambassadors Are Being Cared For At This Non-Profit Living Laboratory Just West Of Grants Pass, Oregon

 

Wildlife Images in Grants Pass, OregonWhether you are visiting Southern Oregon and the Rogue Valley, or are fortunate enough to live here, stopping by Wildlife Images in Grants Pass and taking a tour is a fun and educational way to spend a couple of hours. Wildlife Images is a non-profit "living laboratory" for the care and treatment of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.

Cary's Of Oregon Makes Handmade English Toffee The Old-Fashioned Way In Grants Pass, Oregon And Offers Daily Tours, Free Samples And A Broad Selection Of Toffee Products To Buy And Take Home

 

Carys9Can you imagine a world without toffee? Long before Cary and his wife Jan Carys11 opened Cary's of Oregon in 2001 selling their soft-crunch, richly flavored toffee treats in a small store in Grants Pass, Oregon, the two of them along with their three daughters began perfecting the art of making delicious toffee as part of a fun and pleasurable family activity during the holidays.

Hellgate Jetboat Excursions Of Grants Pass Takes Riders On Thrilling, Single-Day River Trips In Custom Made Jetboats That Skim Over The Rogue River At Blistering Speeds For A White Water Experience That Is Fun For All Ages

 

Hellgate Jetboat ExcursionsHellgate Jetboat Excursions draws nearly 85,000 people every season, A Hellgate Jetboat doing a spin for it's guests which runs from May through September. Visitors from all over the world make Grants Pass their destination in order to board a Hellgate Jetboat's propeller-less boat that glides just inches above the water's surface.

Plan A Fun Day-Trip To Go Back In Time And Visit A Bygone Era As You Tour Southern Oregon's Large Array Of Covered Bridges, Many That Are Still In Service Today

 

Oregon has the largest collection of covered bridges in the West and one of the largest in the nation. Covered bridge building in Oregon dates from the 1850's. Out of necessity, pioneers built with the materials at hand.

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There Are Few Better Regions Of The Country For Hot Rods, Car Shows And Classic Car Cruises Than Southern Oregon And The Rogue Valley

 

The Rogue Valley is a classic car southernoregonrodandcustomshow wonderland and presents some awesome car shows that give people a chance to look back on their own hot-rodding past or to keep their dream of future hot rod fun alive.

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