We’re not sure what you expect Southern Oregon to be like, but it’s probably not like that.

Take Crater Lake. It’s a volcanic lake, but not a lake of lava as you might be imagining. It’s just regular, clear, beautiful water that happens to fill an enormous alpine crater. It also happens to be the deepest lake in North America, if you’re looking for one of those.

The century-old floating tree stump we call the Old Man of the Lake might even show up if you’re there at the right time.

But if you’re not into all that, there’s also Southern Oregon’s vineyards, cheese makers, tree-house camping, rafters on the raging Rouge River, caves and world-famous Shakespeare Festival.

If you come to Southern Oregon without an itinerary, you’re in luck. But if you come here hoping to see some lava in one of our volcanoes, you’re probably going to be disappointed.

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