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Cities and Towns of Southern Oregon
Ashland
Canyonville
Cave Junction
Grants Pass
Jacksonville
Klamath Falls
Medford
Merlin
Rogue River
Roseburg


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Oregon
Southern Travel Region

Southern Oregon is a land of dramatic contrasts. Marked by spectacular mountains, deep lakes, rich valleys and arid deserts, the southern Oregon region extends from the California border, north to the shores of the Umpqua River. Mountain ranges hem in some of the region's most captivating valleys, providing lush countryside for hiking, camping, fly-fishing and river rafting.

At the southeastern edge of the region is Klamath Falls. Oregon's desert country starts here and is home to the Lava Beds National Monument. Approximately 55 miles west of Klamath Falls, is the city of Ashland and Oregon's most southern ski area, Mt. Ashland. Known for its vibrant art community and many festivals, Ashland attracts visitors year-round.

North of Ashland is Medford, the hub of the Rogue Valley. Famous for its wines, cheeses and specialty products, it is situated near the stunning Applegate Valley and historic town of Jacksonville. On the northern tip of the Applegate Valley is Grants Pass, a starting point to exploring the historic Rogue River.

The southern region of Oregon is linked together by Interstate 5, the north-south corridor of the Western United States. The small country town of Drain marks the northern tip of the Southern Oregon region, accessible from all points north and south by Highway 5. To the west of Drain is the beautiful Umpqua valley and historic Elkton, gateway to Oregon's spectacular west coast.

World-class wineries and farmers' markets are hallmarks of Southern Oregon and are easily reached by Highway 5 and adjoining roads. Driving tours offer an interesting and enjoyable way to sample the many attractions and activities that comprise the Southern Oregon area.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Oregon Caves National Monument
South of Grants Pass on U.S. Highway 199 and East of Cave Jct. on State Highway 46. Above ground, the 480- acre site encompasses a remnant old-growth coniferous forest harboring an array of plants and a Douglas fir tree with the widest known girth in Oregon. Three hiking trails access this forest. Below ground is an active marble cave created by natural forces over thousands of years. For a fee, a private concessionaire will provide tours of the cave.

Out 'n' About Treesort & Treehouse Institute. 300 Page Creek Road, Cave Junction, OR 97523. Phone: 541-592-2208. E-mail

Southern Oregon State Parks

Southern Oregon Visitors Association
This web site includes information and links on the region's counties, as well as outdoor adventures, road tours, camping, museums, and Native American resources.

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