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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Rogue National
Wild and Scenic River

The Rogue River

National Conservation Lands

The Rogue River is located in southwestern Oregon and flows 215 miles from Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. The 84 mile, Congressionally designated "National Wild and Scenic" portion of the Rogue begins 7 miles west of Grants Pass and ends 11 miles east of Gold Beach.

The Rogue was one of the original eight rivers included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. The Rogue National Wild and Scenic River is surrounded by forested mountains and rugged boulder and rock-lined banks. Check out the Rogue River Float Guide (PDF) for more information on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River.

Hellgate Canyon
Hellgate Canyon

Steelhead and salmon fishery, challenging whitewater, and extraordinary wildlife viewing opportunities have made the Rogue a national treasure. Black bear, river otter, black-tail deer, bald eagles, osprey, Chinook salmon, great blue heron, water ouzel, and Canada geese are common wildlife seen along the Rogue River. Popular activities include: whitewater rafting, fishing, jet boat tours, scenic driving, hiking, picnicking, and sunbathing.

National Landscape Conservation System

The Rogue National Wild and Scenic River is part of the Bureau of Land Management's National Landscape Conservation (NLCS). This system includes nearly 27 million acres of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Scenic and Historic Trails. The NLCS works to conserve the essential fabric of the West, while offering exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, and scientific research.

Latest News

Oregon Stream Flow

The US Geological Survey hosts real-time water data readings for the state of Oregon. Types of data available include current water height, stream flow, median flow, etc. View the US Geological Survey National Water Information System for the state of Oregon.

Smullin Visitor Center

The visitor center is on the river near the town of Galice and is approximately 20 miles from I-5 on the Merlin-Galice Road. The center is called the Smullin Visitor Center and is located at the Rand National Historic Site (PDF).

Smullin Visitor Center at Rand
Smullin Visitor Center at Rand

Address

14335 Galice Road
Merlin, Oregon 97532
phone: 541-479-3735
fax: 541-479-0535
BLM_OR_MD_Rogue_River_Mail@blm.gov

Hours of Operation

  • May 5th through October 15th
    7:00 am to 3:00 pm - seven days a week
  • Phone Access Hours - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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