Local Attractions

If you are visiting the Rouge Valley to view a property and want to check out some our local must dos, here are 6 attractions you may want to check out.


About the Southern Oregon Region

The region typically referred to as “Southern Oregon” spans destinations off of the I-5 freeway south of Roseburg. This includes cities like Medford, Talent, Grants Pass, Ashland, and Klamath Falls as well as the towns and attractions adjacent to them.

Getting Around

You will need a vehicle to explore Southern Oregon. Public Transportation services are extremely limited and most of the highlights require driving.
However, a standard 2WD vehicle will be fine for all of the destinations featured in this list.


#1. Crater Lake

Considered one of the seven wonders of Oregon, the color tones of the blue water will blow you away deep. It’s the deepest lake in America and one of the deepest on earth. Once a volcano surrounded by cliffs, Crater Lake is almost 2,000 feet high and boasts a picturesque. Crater Lake is also home to hikes in old-growth forests and cross-country ski trips in the winter months. Many of the roads and facilities close during the winter, but the park is open and accessible all year long.


#2. Chase waterfalls in the Rogue Valley & Umpqua National Forest. 

Southern Oregon is home to many breathtaking waterfalls, with many of them being able to be visited on a day trip from Medford, all along one stretch of highway. A visit to Toketee Falls is a must-do when visiting Southern Oregon! The hike to the main waterfall viewpoint is less than a mile with no real elevation gain. Though it is not paved nor wheelchair accessible, it is manageable for most, even with mobility issues.

#3. Raft the Rouge River

Once used by Hollywood to film “The River Wild,” rafting the Rogue River is a must-do in the warmer seasons. Different sections of the river offer opportunities for all skill levels. Those who want to cool off and float can arrange a rental and drop off from Shady Cove and never need to paddle. Thrill seekers, meanwhile, can aim for the Galice section and navigate a Class V rapid.

#4. Visit Roxy Ann Winery 

Visit Roxy Ann Winery in Medford, Oregon, daily from noon to 7 pm. With a family-friendly setting, you can enjoy exceptional wine at their historic vineyard. From live music to Winemaker Dinners to family nights and trivia, they have something for everyone throughout the year.


#5. Hellgate Boat Excursion

Known as one of the best things to do as a family, take a thrilling ride on the Rogue River on a fast-paced, scenic joyride. Make it even more of an adventure by opting for one of their 4-hour brunch or dinner options, where you will enjoy a narrated tour of 36 miles of the river through the beautiful Hells Canyon before stopping at Hellgate River Lodge for a champagne brunch or dinner.

#6. Take a hike at Prescott Park 

Prescott Park is adjacent to the eastern boundary of the City of Medford on Roxy Ann Peak. There’re 16 total trails you can hike on, with 9 of them being easy, 6 intermediate, and 1 difficult trail. If you don’t feel like hiking but want to see how incredible Medford looks from a bird’s eye view, I encourage you to drive to the viewing area.