Rogue Wild and Scenic River
Medford District | OR
Season Dates: 01/01 - 12/31
Fees: $10 per person for wild section noncommercial float permit, restricted use season 5/15-10/15.
The Rogue Wild and Scenic River is best known for its outstanding natural scenery, fishing, whitewater boating, and wildlife and cultural resources. Eighty-four miles of the Rogue River was designated wild and scenic by Congress in 1968, under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, to preserve its outstanding qualities. The Applegate River (7 miles west of Grants Pass, Oregon) is the east boundary and Lobster Creek (11 mile east of Gold Beach, Oregon) is the west boundary.
The area gets over half a million visitors, annually. Recreation opportunities include: driving for pleasure, boating, fishing, guided motorized tour boat trips, guided whitewater fishing and float trips, camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, wildlife viewing, sun bathing and gold panning. The small towns of Galice and Agness are within the river corridor and have gas, lodging and food available May through September.
Recreation facilities include: 12 lodges, 1 RV Park, 10 campgrounds, camping and day use opportunities at 100 undeveloped sandy beaches along the banks of the river, 54 miles of trail, the Smullin Visitor Center at Rand, 4 National Historic Sites, the Rogue Wilderness and 15 boat launch sites.
The Smullin Visitor Center and National Historic Site is on the river near the town of Galice and is approximately 20 miles from I-5 on the Merlin-Galice Road. From I-5, take the Merlin exit, #61 (one exit north of Grants Pass, Oregon). Follow the Merlin-Galice Road 19 miles west through the towns of Merlin and Galice. Rand is located on the east side of the Merlin-Galice Road 2.6 miles past the town of Galice.