Category: Rogue River Blog

Our blog entries about the culture and nature of the area and our wonderful family here at Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures.

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Hook, Line, & Sinker

The Steelhead are biting, what are you waiting for? Enjoy the shift in seasons and cast your hook into the Wild Rogue River. Prepare to be in for a fight as the wild steelhead fight against you for their chance to remain in the river. Feel the sharp tug, the pull and then the struggle between the rod and the line as the fish tries to get away. Your heart…

Morrisons Lodge History Blog

Lloyd and Ruth Morrison – The Reason We’re Here Today

When you see Morrisons Lodge for the first time, you will no doubt be struck by the natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere that surrounds it, as were the original founders, Lloyd, and Ruth Morrison. When they first came here, they knew it was a special place. River guide and lumber mill worker Lloyd Morrison would take private fishing clients, who were brave enough to make the trek, to this particular…

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We’re Open – The 2019 Season Has Begun!

Adventure Season has begun and Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures is here, in beautiful Southern Oregon, to make sure that you get the best stories to tell! One of the best things about a good summer adventure is sharing that experience, in the stories that you get to take home with you. Stories that you can tell over and over and they are funny every time. Folks travel from all over…

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Experience the Undiminished Beauty of Oregon

Stay & Play: Your Southern Oregon Vacation Planner Don't Miss These Unforgettable Stops On Your Next Trip There is so much to do in Southern Oregon! Exploring the forest, trails, and tributaries of the Rogue River near Morrisons Lodge includes enough fun to keep the whole family entertained for weeks. But if you’re in the planning stages of your next hiking, rafting, or fishing adventure with us, there are a…

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Did Last Year’s Wildfires Impact the Rogue River?

Contrary to what you may have heard, our views are unaffected. Wildfires in Southern Oregon are no joke. The effects of last year’s Klondike and Taylor Creek fires are still being felt by local businesses, landowners, and outdoor enthusiasts. There’s no denying the implications warmer summers and drier winters are having on our forests, but there are a few things you should know about what you’ll find when you visit…

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Experience the Beauty and History of the Rogue River Trail

Over a century ago the trails that are known today as the Rogue River National Recreational Trail were constructed for pack mules to supply miners searching for gold in Southern Oregon. Carved into rock cliffs, and sweeping down along the beautiful river, you can hike those same paths trekked by Chinook and Takelma Indians, American settlers and miners. Stretching over 40 miles from Grave Creek to Big Bend the trail provides the…

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Southern Oregon: Home of the World’s Only Bigfoot Trap

Some say Sasquatch still roams the forests of the Rogue River Valley Whether you’re a true believer or staunch skeptic, the fact is that the world’s only known Bigfoot trap resides in the forest just a few miles from Applegate Lake in Southern Oregon. Built in 1974 by the North American Wildlife Research Team, the purpose of the trap was to prove the existence of the legendary bipedal hominid said…

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The Lower Klamath Project – Restoring Our Beautiful Rivers

Protecting Our Waterways The Rogue River isn't the only one that needs protection in our region. There was a time when Oregon and Northern California rivers produced some of the highest populations of salmon in the world. Native tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest relied on them as a staple in their diet. Numerous cultural traditions were anchored by the abundance of the salmon harvest each year. Settlers appreciated the proliferation…

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Remembering the 1964 Christmas Day Flood

The Rogue River and Morrisons Lodge Weren’t Spared. Known as one of the most severe rainstorms ever to occur in the state of Oregon, the Christmas Flood of 1964 came very close to destroying the beginnings of Morrisons Lodge. This historic event didn’t actually occur on just one day. Rather, it was the result of a series of storms between December 17, 1964, and January 7, 1965, that pummeled Oregon,…