About Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing and rafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and green valleys that produce award-winning wines.

It’s also home to North America’s deepest lake and Oregon’s only National Park, Crater Lake, which graces the back of Oregon’s state quarter.

From the valleys to the high desert, wildlife and nightlife share space. Southern Oregon is home to a pair of well-known attractions – the Britt Music Festival and Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival – and to dozens of museums, art galleries, theaters, antique malls and tax-free shopping.

Fishing & River Rafting

The Rogue River is a prime destination each summer in Oregon. Spending a day on the river is by far the best way to enjoy the warm temperatures and beautiful scenery.

From the temperate rain forest rivers of the Coast Range to spring-fed creeks of the sunny “east side,” from huge deep reservoirs of arid basins, to glistening alpine lakes in the Cascades – Fish Southern Oregon.

Few places in America present outdoor enthusiasts more excitement and variety than beautiful Southern Oregon. Whitewater rafting on Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rivers offers breathtaking scenery, abundant forests and waterfalls, and a full range of mild to expert trips.

Ski & Snowboard

Enjoy snowsports and skiing in one of Oregon’s prettiest winter settings. The breathtaking peaks and valleys, abundant snow parks, and affordable and accessible ski areas make Southern Oregon a fantastic destination for boarders, cross-country skiiers, hikers, snowmobilers and all others who love the frozen stuff!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is among the oldest and largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation. Each year OSF presents an eight-and-a-half-month season of eleven plays in three theatres plus numerous ancillary activities, and undertakes an extensive theatre education program.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s work and the cultural richness of the United States, we reveal our collective humanity through illuminating interpretations of new and classic plays, deepened by the kaleidoscope of rotating repertory.


Britt Music Festival

Assembled by a group of volunteers in the summer of 1963 (with a plywood stage and tin-can lights), Britt Music Festival featured a small chamber orchestra. Today, the Britt Festival brings world-class musicians to their Jacksonville outdoor amphitheater, with a capacity of 2,200, throughout the spring and summer months.

Britt Festivals invites audiences and artists to celebrate the joy of live performance, the power of community and the magic of the Britt Experience.



Golf options make Southern Oregon a must play for golfers of all skill levels. Nationally ranked championship courses to affordable family-friendly courses are available.

In sunny Southern Oregon, golf is year-round fun!

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