enjoy the experience: Travel southern oregon
Fall is a great time to discover the variety of varietals in Southern Oregon wine country
Explore the AVAs of Southern Oregon and discover the Tempranillos, the Viogniers, the Malbecs and even the Pinot Noirs. There are distinct differences between wines produced from the grapes of the Applegate Valley and the Umpqua, Rogue and Illinois valleys. You can taste it.
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SOUTHERN OREGON BY ELECTRIC VEHICLE
For world-class arts, fine wine and a friendly welcome, explore these Southern Oregon towns. See Travel Oregon's special tour with an electric vehicle friendly itinerary.
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WONDERS NEVER CEASE HERE
Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing and rafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and green valleys that produce award-winning wines. It's also home to North America's deepest lake and Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake, which graces the back of Oregon's state quarter.
From the valley to the high desert, wildlife and nightlife share space. Southern Oregon is home to a pair of well-known attractions - the Britt Music Festival and Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival - and to dozens of museums, art galleries, theaters, antique malls and tax-free shopping.
A ribbon of National Scenic Byways await, just a short drive from the California border. Follow the Redwood Highway to Grants Pass and the legendary Rogue and Umpqua rivers, where you'll find river adventures, jetboating, rafting, fishing and much more.
Discover Crater Lake National Park on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and experience the mountain lakes and world-class birding of the Klamath Basin and Oregon's Outback region.
History buffs will recognize the region as the site of Oregon's 19th-Century gold rush, an era preserved within the boundaries of Jacksonville, a National Historic Landmark town. Visit the "Heart of the Dunes" on Oregon's south coast, and experience America's Wild Rivers Coast.
WHAT A VIEW!
Amateur photographer Ben Canales was having some fun under the stars when he captured this unique view of Crater Lake. The photo won first prize in a National Geographic contest.
For more on the contest and to see the video behind the photo, click here.