Roseburg Visitor's Center
Recreation
Outdoor
Birding

At 5,089 square miles, Douglas County is the fifth largest county in Oregon and the biggest west of the Cascades. It extends from 9,182 foot Mt. Thielsen to sea level at the Pacific Ocean. Its many diverse habitats include the entire Umpqua River watershed, two large lakes, several reservoirs, ponds and bogs, as well as timberlands, field crops, orchards, pastures and meadows. Contact the local Audubon Society (P.O. Box 381 Roseburg OR 97470) for "A Checklist of the Birds of Douglas County" or stop by the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center to pick up a copy. The pamphlet lists 320 species, including 51 accidentals.

Boating (Kayaking, rafting, paddle boats, drift boats)

Reservoirs, lakes and rivers throughout Douglas County offer a variety of boating opportunities. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has boating information available including location of boat access points along the North, South and main Umpqua Rivers. 2011-2012 Oregon Boaters Handbook

Cross Country Skiing (Diamond Lake)

Over 7 miles of groomed trails and miles of back country marked trails offer skiing for all ability levels.  Equipment can be rented at the North Face Store.

Cycling

Scenic bike paths are located along the South Umpqua River and throughout the City of Roseburg. Rural Douglas County has numerous marked bike routes. Contact the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for a map of the City of Roseburg Bikeway System or a Douglas County Bike map. Contact  local Umpqua Velo Club for current cycling events. 

Log onto RideOregonRide for trails & routes in the area or share your favorite ride with fellow cyclists.

 

Diamond Lake

Diamond Lake, located off Highway 138 approximately 76 miles east of Roseburg, is Douglas County's Cascade Mountains Gem. Summer and winter outdoor recreation and adventure opportunities are some of the finest you will find anywhere in the county. Diamond Lake Resort provides motel and cabin accommodations. Camping sites abound. Restaurants and convention center year-round plus a Visitors Center open in the summer.

Disc Golf

Riverfront Park located along the north shore of the South Umpqua River in Roseburg, stretching from Stewart Park Drive to Rowe Street, there is an eighteen-hole disc golf course.  Whistler's Bend Park towards Glide, located along the North Umpqua River is a fairly wooded eighteen-hole disc golf course.  Great views of the North Umpqua River and possibly the best land for a course.

Golf


Myrtle Creek Golf Course
Roseburg Country Club

Umpqua Golf Resort
Stewart Park Golf Course

There are four golf courses, three public and one private, in central Douglas County near Roseburg. Golfing is an activity that takes place year-round in the mild climate in the land of Umpqua.

Hiking

Enjoy the hundreds of beautiful trails throughout Douglas County.  North Umpqua Trail   hiking brochures are available at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center as well as the Umpqua National Forest and Bureau of Land Management offices in Roseburg. 

Roseburg Oregon hiking club, "Friends of the Umpqua"

Horseshoes

Stewart Park in Roseburg has 12 nicely maintained horseshoe pits. They are located near the tennis courts. The Roseburg Horseshoe Club meets regularly in Stewart Park, weather permitting. Contact the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for information.

Loon Lake

Loon Lake, located off Highway 38 approximately 68 miles northwest of Roseburg.  Protected from coastal winds, fog and milder temperatures than the coast and inland areas, Loon Lake is ideal for camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing, water-skiing, sunbathing, swimming and hiking. Services including lodging, camping, restaurant, store, gas, boat launch and rental available at Loon Lake Lodge.

Mount Bailey Snowcat Skiing

Snowcat skiing on Mount Bailey at Diamond Lake in the southern Cascades offers hardcore skiers and riders some exciting action. Up to twelve people per day have the entire mountain to themselves and the snowcat operates in all weather conditions. Lunch is provided in a heated cabin. Call 1-800-446-4555 for rates and other information.

North Umpqua River Wild and Scenic Area

Located east of Roseburg via Highway 138, the Wild and Scenic section of the North Umpqua River offers the visitor unsurpassed recreational opportunities among some of the most beautiful vistas in Oregon. Camping, fishing, hiking, picnic sites, waterfalls, rafting and watchable wildlife viewpoints. This spectacular scenic route to Crater Lake is part of the National Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway. Permits are not required when rafting, and commercial outfitters are available for hire.

Commercial Outfitters on the North Umpqua River

Rock Climbing

Roseburg is close to more than 200 climbing routes in the Umpqua Basin - 233 to be exact according to local rock climbing expert and author Greg Orton. The Callahan Mountains, 25 minutes west of Roseburg, offer one of the most popular local climbing spots, offering over 100 established climbs. For more information on Douglas County-Oregon Peaks & Summits click here.

BLM Roseburg District Recreation

The Roseburg District public lands contain some of the most productive forests in the world with dense stands of Douglas Fir, hemlock and cedar. Rivers and streams flow through the forests. Visitors are drawn to its many scenic and recreation attractions.  Interactive brochures now available online.

Rock Creek Fish Hatchery

Located 22 miles east of Roseburg just off the North Umpqua Highway (Highway #138) at Rock Creek. Self-guided tours daily from 7:30am to dusk. Call 541-496-3484 for information on scheduling guided tours for groups. Year-round viewing opportunities. Handicap accessible trail and platform. Picnic area. Operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Tennis

The Stewart Park Tennis Center Complex at 1200 SW Stewart Parkway in Roseburg offers 12 outdoor-lighted courts and 3 indoor courts, snack bar and pro shop with teaching pro available for lessons.  Open daily, call 541 673-3429 for court times.


Waterfalls

East of Roseburg along the North and South Umpqua Rivers, numerous waterfalls cascade through lush forests. The "Thundering Waters" brochure provides a detailed look at several of the most spectacular and beautiful waterfalls a copy can be picked up at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

Umpqua National Forest

The Umpqua National Forest includes nearly a million acres within the western slopes of the Oregon Cascades. From the snow of the High Cascades to the white water rapids, water has formed the forest. Explosive geologic events shaped the Umpqua's distinctive landscapes, resulting in spectacular scenery and diverse natural resources.

 

 

 

 
 
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