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Rogue River, Medford

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Located in southwestern Oregon and extending into California, the Forest ranges from the crest of the Cascades Mountains, west into the Siskiyou Mountains, nearly to the Pacific Ocean. The Forest covers almost 1.8 million acres, including portions of the Applegate and Illinois River drainages that extend into northern California.

The Supervisor's Office is located in Medford, Oregon, with 5 Ranger Districts across the Forest: High Cascades, Siskiyou Mountains, Wild Rivers, Gold Beach, and Powers. Field offices remain in the communities of Prospect, Butte Falls, Ruch, Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Gold Beach, and Powers. The Forest also is home of the J. Herbert Stone Nursery, located near Central Point.

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest embraces a treasure of botanical diversity, and is home to incredible wild and scenic rivers, isolated wilderness, outstanding fisheries and wildlife resources, and breathtaking landscapes of mountains, meadows, streams, and lakes.

The National Forest Foundation, chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests. http://www.nationalforests.org/

The Forest Service manages a system of 155 National Forests, 20 National Grasslands, and 222 Research and Experimental Forests, as well as other special areas, covering more than 192 million acres of public land. The Forest Service has evolved into a 30,000 employee agency that manages the National Forests for a number of multiple uses, including recreation, timber, wilderness, minerals, water, grazing, fish, and wildlife.
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  • You can go river rafting here or just acknowledge that this important river has created the landscape. You will run across it if you go wine tasting.  more »
  • I went on a tour with a group and we had raft support for our luggage and for people who did not want to hike the full 40 miles. I was happy to hike the full 40 plus I did get to raft through Mule...  more »

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