Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest is a national forest occupying parts of the states of Oregon and California. Spanning across a vast area of 1,723,179 acres (697,346 hectares), most of the forest winds along the picturesque Rogue River. Due to its vast expanse, several recreation facilities like hiking, fishing, biking, scenic drives, wildlife viewing, climbing and winter sports, to name a few, are available in the forest. Spend a wonderful day in the lap of nature with your family as you explore its lush green environs, enjoy a leisurely picnic, or rent a cabin and spend the night under a scintillating sky above the forest greens.
Nestled in the center of America's Wild River Coast, Gold Beach is a picturesque coastal city with many miles of pristine beaches. Whether it is river rafting, fishing, windsurfing or hiking, you can explore the wild nature in the scenic locales of this city. There is something for everyone all the year round. From adventurers to birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, you will be thrilled to know about the various opportunities that Gold Beach has to offer. Explore the Oregon Coast Trail or surf fish at Cape Sebastian. Visit the Otter Point or the Sheriff John's Classic Cars and Happy Days Malt Shop. There are endless things you can do in Gold Beach for a memorable vacation with family and friends.
Everyone can appreciate the incredible rock formations just four miles north of the Gold Beach, in the Otter Point State Park. A perfect place to stop and eat your packed lunch, the park offers easy access to the rocky, sandy and forested Oregon beach. It is also a great place to spot migrating whales, sea birds and other wildlife. Back on shore, a great hiking trail takes you through thick woods to some good views. There are no restrooms or shelters, but the park is free.
The Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge is an iconic monument across the Rouge river, falls on U.S. Route 101. Connecting the towns of Gold Beach and Wedderburn in Oregon, the Bridge was the first Freyssinet method of arch construction, promoted and encouraged by the then governor of Oregon - Isaac Lee Patterson. Thus, the structure is named after him. In 2005, the stunning concrete arch bridge was inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places. Driving on this historical Bridge will surely be an enthralling experience.