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PO Box 520
Medford, OR 97501
- Year round
The Rogue River is a large river surrounded by rocky cliffs and forested mountains. It flows into the Pacific Ocean near Gold Beach, OR. It has a 12 mile "wild section" within the Wild Rogue Wilderness that requires a permit to float from May 15 to November 15. There are over 50 licensed fishing guides operating drift and power boats.
A valid Oregon state fishing license is needed to fish within the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting good and other retail stores. For information on fishing times & limits a current state fishing regulation guide is generally available free at these same locations. For more information contact the Oregon Department of Fish & Game.
Many of the lakes have maintained hiking trails; some require cross-country travel.
Map + Directions
Starting at Gold Beach, OR, travel north 1.5 miles on US Hwy 101 to County Road 595. Turn right and go 11 miles to Lobster Creek bridge where the road becomes Forest Road 33. This road proceeds upstream 33 miles along the Rogue River. The next 25 miles of river are accessible by trail or boat.