The Rogue is a legendary white-water river that flows from its headwaters at Crater Lake to its terminus at Gold Beach, on the Pacific Ocean – 215 miles in total. A good stretch of the river has been designated 'wild and scenic' (thus protected), and celebrities such as Zane Grey and Ginger Rogers have lived along its banks. The Rogue is prized for awesome steelhead and trout fishing, along with exceptional hiking, but it's also famous for world-class rafting.
For the serious adventurer, the Rogue offers everything from pulse-thumping class-IV rapids near the Wild Rogue Wilderness to more gentle waters upriver. A convenient base is the busy city of Grants Pass. For those more into an afternoon float amid natural surroundings, there's the Shady Cove area.