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Rogue National
Wild and Scenic River

Rogue River News & Updates

Fire Season Ends on BLM Managed Land

Posted: 10/15/14

  • Camp Fires are allowed within 400' of the rivers edge and must be contained in a fire pan.
  • All ashes, charcoal and unburned material must be hauled out of the river corridor.
  • See current fire precautions page for more information about how this may affect your Wild Rogue Float.

Onion Mountain Fire Update

Posted: 9/30/14

There is no expected additional growth from the fire. It is at 95% containment with anticipated full containment Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Bear Camp Coastal Route Road Is Open

Posted: 9/12/14

2014 Rogue River Users Meeting

Posted: 8/20/14

  • The annual Rogue River Users Meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at the Grants Pass Interagency Office, 2164 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass, Oregon.
  • For more information visit the Rogue River Users Meeting page.

Fire Restriction Change

Posted: 8/01/14

  • OPEN FIRES PROHIBITED: including camp fires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires. However, portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed on naturally vegetation-free gravel bars and sand bars below the high-water mark.
  • See current fire precautions page for more information about how this may affect your Wild Rogue Float.

Smullin Visitor Center Hours

Posted: 8/01/14

  • May 5–October 15 Visitor Center doors are open 7:00 am to 3:00 pm; phone hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

How to Get a Wild Rogue Noncommercial Float Permit

Posted: 4/14/14

  • Visit the How to get a Permit page for additional options to get a float permit after the lottery process and keep a lookout for cancellations on the Float Space Openings page.
  • If you were successful in the lottery a confirmation letter (PDF) has been sent to the party leader and includes information regarding check-in procedures, Conditions of Use (PDF), and other important reminders. These two PDF documents have been revised and updated for the 2014 season.
  • Smullin Visitor Center Phone Access Hours: May 5th–October 15th, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, seven days a week.

Rogue River Trail Update

Posted: 3/18/14

Battle Bar Update

Posted: 3/18/14

  • Battle Bar toilet is OPEN.

Big Windy Wildfire Affects Rogue River

Posted: 11/08/13

New for 2014

Posted: 4/29/13

The permit fee, $10 per person, will need to be paid at time of reservation when the permit is reserved less than three weeks before the launch date.

  • Next year, be ready to pay by phone or in person!
  • This is a nonrefundable fee.

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit

Posted: 4/29/13

Oregon requires an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit for all manually powered boats ten feet or longer. Permits can be purchased online and at the same businesses that sell fishing licenses.

Rogue River Ranch

Posted: 5/07/12

Drinking water NOT available until further notice.