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Address: Gold Beach, OR
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A challenging river with scenery second to none.

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Clear and cold

Not much to say about a river. the water is very clear and cold. If you enjoy the quiet outdoors than this the place even in the summer.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
Robert71976
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Gold Beach, Oregon
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Gold Beach, Oregon
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Not much to say about a river. the water is very clear and cold. If you enjoy the quiet outdoors than this the place even in the summer.

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Medford, Oregon
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Wonderful way to see an absolutely magnificence of Oregon's finest rivers Nature at it finest serene

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a place that gives you the peace of knowing that your surrounding are completely untouched. A true glimpse of nature. Crystal clear water and abundant foliage are the stars here. Wonderful places to take a swim and sunbath..hayack or raft along in peaceful setting

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2 Thank Patti J
Albany, Oregon
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

Beautiful scenery and worth the drive. We saw this where it merged with the Rouge River. Gorgeous. We drove up to see the little town of Agnes, not much to see but a quaint little general store.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Not much water in the river now but it's still beautiful. Head to the Oak Flat Campground and walk up the trail a bit. Fun place to visit to hit the river.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I drove up the rogue and up the Illinois as far as the road would take us. There is an overlook where we watched buzzards eating a dead fish and then drove down into the campground area along the river. Was happily surprised to find a bathroom! There was only one other vehicle there with nobody in... More 

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3 Thank 1Otter2014
Turlock, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

Here's a quiet place on the river away from the boat traffic. Enjoy the warm sun and rest on the gravel bars. Float in the cool moving river water. It is away from the masses. I was just sad that there wasn't much water in our ongoing drought.

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1 Thank Karen2353
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Once we turned around and found it, had a blast water so warm and the people were pleasant had a great first time last year. Gonna try again this year

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1 Thank Billi K
Hermitage, Tennessee
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

After a visit to Oregon Caves our group of 6 were looking for a place to swim on a hot afternoon. We stumbled upon a perfect swimming hole just before a small waterfall off of Eight Dollar Road between Selma and Cave Junction. This Illinois River location was perfect. Park in a small camping area and follow your nose on... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Spent 4 days at a primitive N.F. campground at the end of the road along the river from Selma and had a great time. Lots of sunshine and wildflowers. Miami Bar is a suberb little beach. We saw a bald eagle, lots of butterflies and a swimming snake there. Nice hikes in the area, too. Road gets rough near the... More 

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