Class III-IV Rogue River, OR

Rogue Wild and Scenic River (Mouth of the Applegate River to Lobster Creek Bridge)

From its source in the high Cascade Mountains in southwestern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park, the Rogue, one of the longest rivers in Oregon, tumbles and flows more than 200 miles, entering the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach.


One of the eight rivers established with passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968, the designated segment of the Rogue extends from the mouth of the Applegate River (about six miles downstream from Grants Pass) to the Lobster Creek Bridge (about eleven miles upstream from its mouth), a total distance of 84 miles.


The Rogue River is known nationally for its salmon and steelhead fishing and high-quality whitewater boating opportunities.


Rogue River rapid
Photo: James Major


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Rogue River - BLM River


Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 84.5 Miles
Notes Co-Managed by the Forest Service
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit Yes
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Medford District
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: James Major