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Rogue River (Oregon)
The Rogue River is located in southwest Oregon. It begins in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness Area and in Crater Lake. The river runs through Grants Pass, Oregon and reaches the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach, Oregon. The river runs 215 miles, of which 84 miles is a designated National Wild and Scenic River and 40 miles is in the remote canyon.
The river, with its exciting class IV rapids, is popular among white-water rafters ; it is also heavily used by jet boats, who carry 114,000 passengers a year on journeys covering up to 104 miles of the river's length. Both are regulated, with a permit system in place for rafters, but the increasing recreational use (federal river managers counted 700,000 visitors in 1991) has led to further limits on the section designated as Wild and Scenic.
The 40 mile Rogue River Trail runs parallel to the river from Grave Creek to Illahe .
Lost Creek Reservoir was created on the Rogue.
Parks on the Rogue:
- Joseph Stewart State Park
- Casey State Recreation Site
- Valley of the Rogue State Park
- Hellgate Recreation Area
- Rogue River National Recreation Trail
- Rogue River National Forest extends from Oregon into California
See also Rogue National Wild and Scenic River
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