- East of Roseburg along the North
and South Umpqua Rivers, numerous waterfalls cascade through
lush forests. The "Thundering Waters" brochure provides a
detailed look at several of the most spectacular and beautiful
waterfalls. See our Waterfalls Section
Six covered bridges span rivers and creeks near the I-5 corridor
in Douglas County. There are beautiful public parks to enjoy
near many of the bridges, as well as Historic Districts in many
nearby communities. The Land of Umpqua Self Guided Tour map will
guide you to covered bridges along the North, South and East
tour routes. See our Covered Bridges Section
The Douglas County Parks Department, the first
in Oregon, has over 50 parks in the system, ranging from large
facilities with overnight camping to small boat launching access
points. In addition, Douglas County is home to numerous parks
operated by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management,
the State of Oregon, and local communities.Forestry
Learn first hand about Douglas
County's woods products industry. During the summer months,
several area mills open their doors to provide a close look at
various types of wood products manufacturing. Mill tours are
free and require advance reservations. Also, free guided van
tours, led by a professional forester, transport you into
forests to learn about forest practices and wildlife. For tour
schedules and advance reservations contact the Roseburg Visitors
& Convention Bureau at 1-800-444-9584 ext 10.
At Colliding Rivers Viewpoint, the swift,
deep waters of the North Umpqua River funnel into a water chute
and meet the rapids of sparkling Little River head-on. The
viewpoint includes a newly constructed rest area and comfort
station, plus several interpretive panels about the area.
Located just off Highway #138 at Glide, 18 miles east of
Roseburg and across the street from Colliding Rivers Visitors
Center. Rock Creek Fish Hatchery
22 miles east of Roseburg just off the North Umpqua Highway
(Highway #138) at Rock Creek. Self-guided tours daily from
7:30am to dusk. Call 541-496-3484 for information on scheduling
guided tours for groups. Year-round viewing opportunities.
Handicap accessible trail and platform. Picnic area. Operated by
the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
18 miles east of Roseburg and Idleyld Park is 21 miles east of
Roseburg. Both towns are home to many natural wonders including
the Colliding Rivers where the deep waters of the North Umpqua
River funnel into a water chute and meet the rapids of sparkling
Little River head-on. Continue your scenic tour following
Highway #138 to Crater Lake through some of the most
spectacularly beautiful country in the Land of Umpqua, home to
the North and South Umpqua Rivers and numerous waterfalls
(approximately 25) throughout the lush Umpqua National Forest.
National Scenic Byway
Glide is part of the
172 mile National Scenic Byway from Roseburg along the North
Umpqua River, past waterfalls, parks and recreation sites, to
Diamond Lake, Crater Lake and then south along the Rogue River
to Gold Hill. What does "Umpqua" mean?
waters" or "across the waters" are two popular translations for
this surviving word of the Umpqua language. Another definition
is "satisfied" - as in a full stomach.
Ancestors of the
Umpqua, Southern Molalla, Yoncalla, and Cow Creek Band of Umpqua
Tribe of Indians lived here before Mt. Mazama erupted forming
Crater Lake nearly 7,000 years ago. The Indians were moved to
reservations in 1856. As Europeans bought reservation lands, the
tribes further fragmented to become farmers and ranchers in the
Umpqua Valley. See our Byways Section
The Umpqua National
Forest had its genesis on March 2, 1907, in the setting aside of
acreage in the Coast Range in Douglas County. Two days later,
Congress renamed all of the forest reserves as national forests.
The Forest Service broke up the Cascade Forest Reserve on July
1, 1908, into what became the Mt. Hood, Willamette, Umpqua, and
Rogue River National Forests. On the Umpqua, Forest Service
staff began building trails, constructing bridges, fighting
fire, monitoring grazing, and erecting lookouts. Logging and
mining began in 1925. The Civilian Conservation Corps shaped
part of the Forest by building roads, bridges and recreation
facilities in the 1930s. After the road connecting Roseburg and
Diamond Lake was completed in 1940, it took another 25 years to
become a major eastern route. With the new route in place,
logging increased in the upper reaches of the Forest. The Umpqua
National Forest currently has 54 developed campgrounds with
nearly 800 campsites, 5 historic cabins and lookouts available
for rent, 350 miles of trail maintained for year-round use,
1,150 miles of roads maintained for car travel, and 4 staffed
Come face-to-face with
adventure at this exciting drive-through wild animal park.
Exotic animals from around the world roam free on more than 600
acres, living much as they would in their natural habitat. White
Casbah Gift Shop; Safari Village Exhibits; Picnic Area;
Campground; Ride the train (seasonal). Multi-species animal
shows in the new Safari Dome from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
for hours and admission.
Dam Fish Ladder
Located just off I-5 at exit #129. Oregon
Dept of Fish and Wildlife viewing window at Winchester Dam,
where visitors can observe salmon and steelhead in their native
environment on the North Umpqua River. Wineries
Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua are home to seven wineries, all
located in the area surrounding Roseburg. Signs mark the Wine
Tour Route through the Garden Valley area north west to Umpqua
and Elkton, and south west to Winston and Ten mile. See our
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