What to do at Valley of the Rogue, Oregon’s busiest state park

If you had to guess which Oregon state park sees the biggest crowds, you might try busy destinations like Silver Falls or Smith Rock, or maybe big coastal parks like Fort Stevens or Beverly Beach.
You probably wouldn’t think of Valley of the Rogue, which was far and away the busiest state park in 2021, as it has been for years.
On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we talk to Nathan Seable, the man in charge at Oregon’s busiest state park site, to find out why so many people visit – and why most of them are missing out on the southern Oregon park’s best attractions.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

Where and what is Valley of the Rogue State Park?

Home to a busy rest stop, much of the park is overlooked.

Valley of the Rogue is also one of the busiest state park campgrounds in the region.

The Rogue River offers great recreational opportunities in the park.

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