Southern Oregon Lake Country

After the frenzied fun of summer, fall offers us the chance to slow down and take a look around. It’s the perfect season for a good old-fashioned road trip. And Southern Oregon, with warmer temperatures and beautiful byways, is just the right destination with great hiking, bird watching, boating and other outdoor pursuits. Follow this…

: Tyler Roemer


Sheep and cattle ranchers first settled around the Southern Oregon town of Lakeview in the 1870s, and their descendants remain in the state’s tallest town (4,798 feet).

Expansive views of high-desert lakes and the tremendous Warner Mountains bring many a traveler to drive the Oregon Outback Scenic Byway. Visit the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge to see pronghorn, sage grouse and bighorn sheep, or hike through the shifting sand dunes in Christmas Valley.

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What are some of the best spots to view fall leaves between Crater Lake and Lakeview?

Greetings from Southern Oregon, West of Crater Lake in northern Jackson County, there are stands of maple that turn orange and crimson this time of year. East of Crater Lake, the fall color show is put on by native aspens. The main concentration is in the Fort Klamath area. But there are numerous groves in…

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