Rogue River Travel Guide

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    Romantic viewpoint on the rogue River
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    Evans Creek bridge in Palmertton Park
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  • View from Rogue River Bridge
    View from Rogue River Bridge
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Rogue River Things to Do

  • Valley of the Rogue State Park

    I nice bike ride for about a mile from the depot street bridge affording river views along the way.Valley of the Rogue is a state campground with RV, tent and rentable Yurt camping.

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  • Palmerton Park

    A lovely botanical park with 150 tree specimens, it is one of the local secrets.It is better to come in Summer and try to find all of them!

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  • Rooster Crowing competition

    The famous Rooster Crow is held the last weekend of June in Rogue River. Roosters are given 30 minutes to crow and the rooster with the most crows wins a prize for its owner.But it gets better. There is a human crowing contest and that brings out the laughs for sure :)

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  • St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church

    One of the unusual sights in Rogue River are the onion domes and ikon paintings of the St. Innocent Eastern (Russian Orthodox outside of Russia) Orthodox Church. Founded in 1982 by about 30 devotees of the Orthodox faith, St. Innocent is gathering funds to build the first Russian Orthodox Church built from scratch in the USA since the Russian...

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  • Rogue River city park

    This park was created in the center of the city to welcome visitors and locals. Has a man-made creek, parking and restrooms right in the center.

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  • Rogue River Jail

    A throwback to the days when the sheriff would toss you into the stockade until you were sober or a judge could pass sentence.

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  • Woodville Museum

    Before it was called Rogue River, the town was called woodville and several local buidings bear that name, including the historical museum. An old house full of local memoralbilia commemorating the start of the town from gold rush, to lumber rush to modern days.

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  • See the Rooster!

    As you enter town you may see a wooden Rooster greeting you. That is becasue since 1963 Rogue River has been the home to the national Rooster crowing competition.

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  • Welcome mural

    The first turn into Rogue River gives a view of a mural welcoming people to Rogue River, home to beautiful scenery, great fishing, rafting, at rooster crowing competition and nice people.The mural was painted by high school students from Rogue River Hill school in the summer of 2008.

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  • Rooster Crow Parade

    A real small-town parade complete with tractors, wiener dogs, rooster crow queens and the whole town is either in or watching the parade.It lasts an hour in a short run down main street ending near the street festival and rooster crowing groudns for the world famous competition. Well, at least it is famous among roosters.

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  • Depot Street Bridge

    The new bridge connecting Interstate 5, the Rogue River Highway and downtown Rogue River was completed Fall 2007.http://www.rogueweb.com/river/As the removal of Savage Rapids Dam proceeds downstream, the number of Salmon and Steelhead will increase.

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  • Rock Point Bridge

    Between Rogue River and Gold Hill is Rock Point, the site of an old covered bridge in 1859. The original builder charged a toll to cross. Later it was given to teh State of Oregon and replaced with this reinforced concrete bridge.It is a popular area to swim and float the river. There are small rapids just downstream but a calm area to float the...

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Rogue River Local Customs

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    Watch for Sasquatch

    by sennaya Written Jun 29, 2008

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    Views like this keep alive the legend of large man-apes still undiscovered inteh wilderness and Southern Oregon and Northern California are the most popular areas for sightings

    Sasquatch shadow, Rogue River
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Rogue River Warnings and Dangers

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    Don't play with poison oak

    by sennaya Updated Sep 29, 2007

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    The state flower is the Dogwood, but the state weed ought to be Poison Oak, the vine that grows in hot open areas in the forest.

    Poison oak is not an oak, but it can be found near oak trees. It is one of the brushy bushes that is seen especially after an area has been logged of big trees. It often grows around old stumps.

    It has waxy shiny green leaves in summer and turns bright red in Autumn.
    The oil in the leaves cause an itchy red rash on most persons.
    Don't touch it when you see it. Skin that the leqaves touch cna get som oil.
    If you get an itchy spot, don't scratch it. The oil gets on your fingers and spreads it wherever your fingers touch.
    It takes about 2 weeks to go away, faster if you don't touch it.
    Common remedy is to put Calamine lotion on it to soothe the itching feeling.

    Some people don't get a reaction, but better be safe than be itchy!

    Poison Oak in Autumn
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Rogue River Off The Beaten Path

  • St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church

    One of the unusual sights in Rogue River are the onion domes and ikon paintings of the St. Innocent Eastern (Russian Orthodox outside of Russia) Orthodox Church. Founded in 1982 by about 30 devotees of the Orthodox faith, St. Innocent is gathering funds to build the first Russian Orthodox Church built from scratch in the USA since the Russian...

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  • Wimer Covered Bridge

    The Old Covered bridge up at Wimer is rebuilt and the pride of the area. Pronounced Why-mer. Many people live in the hills of Wimer above Rogue River.Locals raised money and are still raising money to maintain the bridge.Covered bridges were build all over Oregon. The wood bridges needed a roof to protect the wood from rotting.

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