Name: Valley of the Rogue State Park
The Valley of the Rogue State Park is sandwiched between Interstate 5 and the Rogue River in SW Oregon. It sits on mostly level land and offers easy access from the freeway. The park offers 3 miles of river frontage and 4 miles of hiking trails. There are many mature trees to provide shade which I would certainly enjoy on a hot summer day. In fact, I would more likely be playing or fishing in the river on that hot summer day. This is not my kind of camping but if I was passing through the area I can see staying overnight. Or if the salmon were running it would make a good base camp. Don't take this wrong, it is a nice park with great amenities but I would have a hard time accepting the freeway being so close.
Campsites: With 95 full hook up sites, 55 electric sites with water, 7 tent sites and 8 yurts the park is a busy place during the summer months. The roads and driveways are all paved. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and fire pit.
Host on Site: You will find multiple camp hosts if you need help.
Water: Most campsites have water hook ups.
Garbage Services: There are garbage cans scattered about the park.
Electricity Available: Yes most campsites have electricity available.
Restroom: The restsooms offer flushing toilet, lavs and showers.
Handicap Accessible: There are 2 handicap accessible campsites and the campground is more handicap friendly than most.
Firewood: Firewood is available for purchase at the camp host sites.
Pets: Pets are welcome and there are areas to let them off leash.
Picnic Area: There is a group picnic site however I didn't see a rate or a way to reserve it through the website so call this number (800-452-5687) for more information.
Recreation: The primary recreation available at the park besides camping is fishing and hiking. I did find a horseshoe pit. One could use the park as a home base and travel to many other nearby recreational sites.
Fishing: With 3 miles of Rogue River access you have a good chance to catch trout, steelhead and salmon. I believe there are also bass but I have never caught one in the river.
Boating: There is a boat launch just outside the campground by the "rest area".
Swimming: There is access to the river but you will swim at your own risk. I didn't find a "swimming" spot.
Hiking: The park has 4 miles of trails to hike along the river and through the park.
Wildlife: You are likely to see deer and small woodland animals like squirrels and birds but nothing else.
Nearby Services: Valley of the Rogue State Park is situated just off the freeway between the cities of Rogue River and Gold Hill. These are small towns but offer most services. Grants Pass, Oregon is only a few miles farther to the north and would offer most any services you might want.
RV Dumping Site: There is a RV dumping station in the park.
Nearest Shower: There are hot showers available in each restroom for campers.
Nearest Laundry: I found Steamboat Coin Laundry on google in Gold Hill and Rogue River Laundry in the City of Rogue River.
Location/Driving instructions: To find Valley of the Rogue State Park from Portland follow this GoogleMap.
Elevation: 1000 Feet
Reviewed Date: April 2021
Fees And Reservations: For the current fee schedule or to reserve your campsite go oregonstateparks.org or call 800-452-5687.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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