This section of the Oregon Visitors Network
focuses on the Southern Region of Oregon. Southern Oregon is a land of dramatic contrasts. Marked by spectacular mountains, deep lakes, rich valleys and arid deserts, the southern Oregon region extends from the California border, north to the shores of the Umpqua River. Mountain ranges hem in some of the region's most captivating valleys, providing lush countryside for hiking, camping, fly-fishing and river rafting.
At the southeastern edge of the region is Klamath Falls
. Oregon's desert country starts here and is home to the Lava Beds National Monument. Approximately 55 miles west of Klamath Falls
, is the city of Ashland
and Oregon's most southern ski area, Mt. Ashland. Known for its vibrant art community and many festivals, Ashland attracts visitors year-round.
North of Ashland is Medford
, the hub of the Rogue Valley. Famous for its wines, cheeses and specialty products, it is situated near the stunning Applegate Valley and historic town of Jacksonville
. On the northern tip of the Applegate Valley is Grants Pass, a starting point to exploring the historic Rogue River.