Travel up the North Umpqua...
Travel up the North Umpqua River highway. It is a senic drive. The town just east of Roseburg is Glide --- it is the only place in the World where 2 river meet head-on (Little River & North Umpqua). Also, there is plenty of hiking along the river and if you like waterfalls, well you will be in 7th heaven! The best thing to do in the summer is grab some innertubes (you can buy some at Lauren Young Tires) and float the North Umpqua. You will wade in just below the dam at Winchester (Amacher Park) and you can either float to Hestness Landings or go all the way to the 'Forks' (where the South & North Umpqua meet) If you go to the forks, be prepared to float through sunburn alley, and at the end is Burkhart's Rapids (not for the faint of heart). So, join all the locals on the weekend!
Roseburg, My Home
Located in Southwestern Oregon, Roseburg is a part of the hundred valleys of the Umpqua. In Roseburg, you can climb a mountain, raft a river or catch a salmon in some of the most picturesque areas of the Pacific Northwest. It is a part of a water wonderland crowned by the world famous Umpqua River.
Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Cascades Mountain range, Roseburg offers the scenic beauty and serenity of a rural community, yet is conveniently located on Interstate 5 with many of Oregon's metropolitan centers nearby.
From the majestic peaks of Crater Lake and Mt Thielson to the east, the beautiful North Umpqua River winds its way through the wilderness along scenic Highway 38. The river is a choice location among top anglers, offering some of the best fly fishing in the country. The North Umpqua offers fishing opportunities for trout, salmon, bass, and is one of the world's only rivers with a native run of summer steelhead. A wide variety of outdoor activities can be enjoyed all within a few miles of this friendly community.
The climate is mild and moist, a fertile region which has attracted many winegrowers. Get a taste of Douglas County by touring some of the region's eight wineries, which grow chardonnay, pinot noir, getwürztraminer, reisling, zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon varietals. Wine, art and music festivals along with many other special events are frequently held throughout the year.
Take some time to explore the area, meet the locals, and discover the rich and diverse natural beauty found in our community.