Rogue River Lodges
The Rogue is a fabled fishing and rafting river, and over the last century, fishing lodges have been built along the Rogue’s south bank in or near the wild and scenic stretch of the river. The lodges are a bit difficult to reach—sometimes accessible only by hiking or jet boat—and their season is limited, but you might want to consider staying at one of these unique and unforgettable spots. The lodges are typically fairly rustic and cater to people who are taking guided rafting trips down the Rogue, or serve as overnight stopovers along the rafting trips.. Three good lodges to consider are Cougar Lane Lodge, 4219 Agness Rd. (tel. 541/247-7233); Lucas Pioneer Ranch & Fishing Lodge, 3904 Cougar Lane (www.lucaslodgeoregon.com; tel. 541/247-7443); and Half Moon Bar Lodge, 3140 Juanipero Way (www.thehalfmoonbarlodge.com; tel. 541/842-2821).
Cape Blanco State Park is the most popular camping spot in this area, and reservations aren't accepted for campsites. However, there are some basic cabins here that can be reserved through ReserveAmerica (tel. 800/452-5687; www.reserveamerica.com).
Up the Rogue River between Gold Beach and Agness, you'll find two campgrounds: Lobster Creek and Quosatana (for both: tel. 541/247-3600; www.fs.fed.us/r6/rogue-siskiyou).
The best base for exploring the scenic wonders of Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is Harris Beach State Park (tel. 800/551-6949 or 541/469-2021; www.oregon.gov/oprd/parks), on the beach just north of Brookings. Up North Bank Chetco River Road out of Brookings, you'll find Alfred A. Loeb State Park (tel. 800/551-6949 or 541/469-2021 for information, or 800/452-5687 for reservations; www.oregon.gov/oprd/parks), which is set amid redwood and myrtle trees along the banks of the beautiful Chetco River.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.