A hidden gem in southern Oregon, Rogue River lies just off the beaten path.
On a scenic bend of the Rogue River, you find a tiny town of the same name. This is the easygoing heart of the Rogue Valley, where swimming, fishing, and rafting take center stage. Many camping trips start just upriver at Valley of the Rogue State Park. Featuring three miles of Rogue River shoreline, this park is a hub of river recreation. Try your luck fishing, make a splash, or hike the Rogue River Greenway Trail. The park offers tent sites, RV sites with full hookups, and pet-friendly yurts. If you want to go wild, drive up into the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest. There you find dozens of points for RV and tent camping with picnic tables in a vast Cascade Mountains landscape. Looking for even more adventure? Rogue River is just a two-hour drive from Crater Lake National Park—home to the deepest lake in the USA. Camping here puts you at the feet of towering volcanic cliffs, a cinder cone island, and turquoise blue waters. When it comes to outdoor fun on the Rogue River, the best time to camp is summer. But even if you're camping offseason, you can always pull into an RV park. (Riverside RV resorts are easy to find in Rogue River or nearby Grant's Pass.) Want an extra touch of comfort? The Rogue Valley is also a hot spot for glamping. Think luxury canvas tents, cabins, and vintage Airstream trailers.