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Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon rewards you with artsy towns set in a remarkably diverse landscape, the result of thousands of years of turbulent and transformative volcanic activity.

Discover gold rush towns and historic cities teeming with farmers markets, chef-owned eateries, tasting rooms, galleries and theaters. In this part of the state, you can drive around America’s deepest lake, visit one of the state’s highest towns, explore one of the West’s largest cave systems and fish or raft iconic rivers, like the Umpqua and the Rogue. There’s adventure everywhere you look.

Trip Ideas

  • A Highway of Waterfalls
    We pointed our van south to check out the new-to-us Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, aptly nicknamed the “Highway of Waterfalls.” This 172-mile-long stretch of highway winds from Roseburg and arcs down to Gold Hill, just north... More
  • Epic Skiing and a New Lodge at Mt. Ashland
    The ski area is known for its varied terrain and affordability; the 200 acres of terrain includes a 1,500-foot slope for beginners only, at just $10 per ticket for the 2017-18 season. The park’s four... More
  • Bring on the Bard
    An Oregon icon since 1935, the world-renown Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens in February with plays about star-crossed lovers, unrequited passion and magical romance. Shakespeare's classic tragedy "Othello" kicks off the 2018 season on Feb. 16. More

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Southern Oregon


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Where can we see redwood trees in Oregon?

In Southern Oregon you can find wonderful redwood groves by driving out the Redwood Highway (Highway 199) from Grants Pass to the Oregon Coast. Along the way you can access short hiking trails into the redwoods at several locations, as well as find redwoods along the Oregon Coast once you reach that point. From Crescent City, you’ll want…

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