Locals know that Ashland serves as an ideal base camp for outdoor adventures, activities, and recreational attractions that draw visitors and athletes from around the world. World-class white water rafting, kayaking and fishing can be found just a short distance from Ashland. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon’s only National Park makes a great day trip, 1.5 hours from Ashland offering hiking, cycling, fishing, swimming and more.
One of the most well-known rivers in Southern Oregon is the Rogue River which is 215 miles long, from its source at Crater Lake National Park to where it meets the Pacific Ocean in Gold Beach. One of the most sought after sections to experience is the Wild and Scenic portion of the Rogue River which can be done with an outfitter or by permit. From a scenic white water float on a raft, to an exciting adventure on Class IV rapids, to even a three-day guided fishing trip, the Rogue River provides fun for all ages. An established culture of kayakers also enjoys running these rivers.
To keep cool in the summer, swimming and fishing holes can be found along the rivers and throughout the Mountain lakes area just 45 minutes from your doorstep. Request an Ashland Map Guide today or go to ashlandchamber.com/MountainLakes for detailed information.
The Ashland Rowing Club is a non-profit organization, open to anyone 12 and older, offering recreational and competitive outdoor and indoor rowing to the broader Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. ashlandrowing.org.