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Gold Beach

Gold Beach is a small community located on the south bank of the Rogue River along Highway 101. Despite the name, the appeal of the area has always been the river. Starting in the 1850s, the banks were mined for gold. Later, salmon canneries were set up to harvest the annual run of King Salmon as the fish moved upstream to spawn. If you walk the shoreline today, you’re more likely to see kayakers leisurely paddling by or anglers waiting for the “Big One” to bite. In fact, the Rogue River is one of the most popular recreational destinations in the state.

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    Category: General Article

    Half submerged in the surf but brimming with plant and animal life, the wreck of the Mary D. Hume is a relic from a coastal culture which no longer exists.

  • Rogue River

    Category: General Article

    The Rogue River stretches over 215 miles (346 km) from its headwaters located near the caldera known as Crater Lake, twisting its way through the rugged Klamath Mountains, until finally discharging into the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach.

  • Meyers Creek Beach

    Category: General Article

    Although a small wayside, Meyers Creek Beach has some amazing sea stacks sitting just offshore and carved into exotic shapes through the incessant power of wind and waves.

  • Alder Patches

    Category: General Article

    The a chemical process called "nitrogen fixation," Red Alder trees help prepare the soil for more complex forests to grow.