Welcome to Gold Beach
At the mouth of the Rogue River, Gold Beach got its start when the precious ore was discovered here in 1853. The mines didn't strike it rich compared to other places, but the town remained. Then in the early 20th century, salmon-rich waters caught the fancy of gentlemen anglers such as Jack London and Zane Grey. Still a place for fishing vacations, Gold Beach's other big attraction is jet-boat excursions up the Rogue River, one of Oregon's wildest and most remote. Wildlife-viewing is good, with deer, elk, otters, beavers, eagles and osprey.