|Oregon's Rogue River in one of its memorable quiet moments. (courtesy, O.A.R.S.)|
In 1968, the Rogue was selected in the first round of Wild and Scenic Rivers. The river begins near Crater Lake National Park and cuts a dashing swath through the Coastal Range until it reaches the Pacific at Gold Coast. River travelers experience a region of dense forests and wooded canyons rich with wildlife. The lovable Rogue is both seductive and hard to get. Grave Creek to Foster Bar is the classic run on this river: If you want to give it a go, you can either enter a lottery (one in ten chance of winning) or hitch up with an outfitter. The upstream stretch through Hellgate Canyon is a milder Class I to II run, and shorter.
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