North Umpqua Area Attractions, Activities, Events, and Other Interesting Stuff

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North Umpqua Public Area Information

Oregon Cascade Waterfalls
People are drawn to waterfalls as places of wonder, relaxation and inspiration. Thundering waters, in their many forms, provide some of the earth's most beautiful landscape features. Twenty-four waterfalls are located on the Umpqua National Forest and the Roseburg District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), all within an easy drive of the Retreat.


North Umpqua Trail
Begins within 2 miles of the Retreat. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, photography, fishing, and sight-seeing opportunites abound in the spectacular settings of the 75-mile North Umpqua Trail in the Cascade mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

  North Umpqua Trail

North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River
Starts within 2 miles of the Retreat. Renowned for outstanding fishing environments and exhilarating whitewater challenges, the 33-mile North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River offers an ideal setting for many recreational pursuits.

  North Umpqua Wildl and Scenic

Recreation Sites
Within a few miles of the Retreat, including:
•Millpond Recreation Site
•Susan Creek
•Wolf Creek Falls Trail
•Swiftwater Park

  BLM Recreation Sites

Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway
A stunning 172-mile drive along the North Umpqua and Upper Rogue Wild & Scenic Rivers to their headwaters in the heart of the Southern Cascades. The drive owes its dramatic scenery and incredible landscapes to a fiery volcanic past. From rolling hills to 9,000 foot peaks, from whitewater rivers to cascade lakes, this travel-way abounds with natural beauty.

  Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

Parks and Recreation Areas

Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.


Crater Lake

Diamond Lake
Fishing, swimming, camping, horseback riding, hiking, and hunting are popular throughout the summer and fall; while snowmobiling, Nordic and Alpine skiing, inner tubing and sled dog racing provide enjoyment throughout the winter and Spring. 5 public boat ramps are located on Diamond Lake.


  Diamond Lake

Lemolo Lake
Lemolo Lake is 30 miles north of Crater Lake National Park. During the summer months, you can enjoy miles of hiking trails, fishing, boating, swimming, camping, and mountain biking. During the winter season, enjoy the 540-mile snowmobile loop that runs through the area as well as cross-country skiing.


  Lemolo Lake

Toketee Falls
Toketee Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in all of Oregon, renowned far and wide for the graceful columnar basalt formation framing the two-stepped falls. The North Umpqua River has carved a sinuous gorge out of the lava flow, resulting in a waterfall of 113 feet in height - a 28 foot upper tier which plunges into a pool flanked by a deep alcove, followed by an 85 foot plunge into a large pool.


  Toketee Falls
Pacific Ocean Beaches (Bandon)
Located on the Southern Oregon Coast where the Coquille River meets the Pacific Ocean. Bandon, Oregon is about a 90 minute drive to Interstate 5 at Roseburg. The scenic beauty which Bandon offers is unparalleled. Enjoy birding, surfing, crabbing, fishing, mushroom picking...and so much more! Bandon is also home to seven premier golf courses.

Whistler's Bend Park (Glide)
A Douglas County jewel, this 147-acre county park of forest and meadows is located in a horseshoe bend of the North Umpqua River, Whistler's Park offers RV and tent camping, picnic areas, paved boat lanch, fire rings, fishing access, hiking trails, birdwatching, wildlife, horseshoes, and a world-class frisbee golf course.
Whistlers Bend RV Park and Campground


Wildlife Safari Animal Park
Wildlife Safari is a non-profit AZA accredited zoological park dedicated to conservation. You can view over 500 animals in their natural habitat roaming freely much as they do in the wild. Visitors to the park drive through a 4.5 mile trek to see animals from Africa, Asia and the Americas. This unique setting offers many opportunities to get up close and personal with animals large and small.



Fishing Guides

Tony Wratney | | 541-496-3037
Dean Finnerty | | 541-942-3051
Darren Roe | | 541-884-3825
The Caddis Fly Shop | | 541-342-7005
Jack Duncan | | 888-672-6527
Gary Lewis | | 541-672-2460
Scott Howell | | 541-621-2818

Whitewater Rafting Guides

North Umpqua Outfitters (Idleyld Park) | | 888-454-9696
Sun Country Tours (Bend) | | 800-883-8842
Ouzel Outfitters (Bend) | | 800-788-7238
Oregon Whitewater (Springfield) | | 541-746-5422
Orange Torpedo Trips (Merlin) | | 866-479-5061

Winery tours

Diane Clerihue |

Conservation Groups (to help protect our river)

The North Umpqua Foundation (TNUF) |
Umpqua Watersheds |
Steamboaters |
American Fisheries Society |

Local Events

Glide Wildflower Show
April | Each spring since 1965, thousands of nature lovers have visited Glide, Oregon, to see hundreds of native wildflowers on display. Botanical experts answer questions and give informative talks. Delicious homemade pies are a traditional part of the weekend. Every show is different. Weather changes each year's event with a different combination of blooming species. You can always find a surprise waiting for you.



Graffiti Weekend
This cruise has become a big event in the small city of Roseburg, Oregon, and put the area on the map in the classic car world. You can enjoy the events while walking around and viewing the cars up close, or just sit back and enjoy the cruising (a parade of automobile history.) Some showings occur in Glide, right near the North Umpqua Retreat.



Outdoor Stores

Caddis Fly Angling Shop | Eugene, Oregon. The premier fly shop in The Willamette Valley for 30 years. An Authorized Dealer of Sage, Orvis, Winston, Nautilus, Bauer, Rio, Simms, Scientific Angler, and many other quality tackle manufacturers. They specialize in guided fly fishing trips on Oregon waters.

Northwest Outdoor Supply | Roseburg, Oregon. Northwest Outdoors Supply can help you with your recreation needs. Their experienced staff will be happy to help you choose your new fishing outfit or find the right pair of hiking boots.

Waldron's Outdoor Sports | Roseburg, Oregon

Other Businesses

Idleyld Trading Post | Idleyld, Oregon. Gas, groceries, fishing licenses, tackle, liquor store, all within 1/4 mile walk of the North Umpqua Retreat!

Idleyld Lodge | Idleyld, Oregon. Restaraunt and catering only 1/4 mile up the road from the North Umpqua Retreat. Great BBQ ribs!

Roseburg Regional Airport | Roseburg, Oregon. Located within the city limits, the Roseburg Regional Airport is a general aviation airport that offers traditional airport services. Services includefull-service fuel, maintenance, rentals, and sales, along with flight instruction, pilot supplies, tours, self-service fueling station, and tie-downs for transit parking.

Photographing leaping salmon and steelhead at Deadline Falls, within 2 miles of the Retreat!