Welcome to Southern Oregon!
The City of Shady Cove sits in the beautiful Rogue Valley. Welcome Packet April 2017 – Shady Cove
Southern Oregon offers a variety of spectacular opportunities. Whether you want to just float lazily down the Rogue River, enjoy world class fishing and hiking, or savor a taste of grape in our vineyards that Forbes magazine named "a global wine destination." The possibilities are endless!
Steelhead and Trout
Southern Oregon’s Rogue River is a renowned for having some of the West Coast’s most reliable salmon and steelhead fishing.
The Rogue also has a variety of trout-fishing opportunities, from easy summer angling for hatchery rainbows in the Cascades to challenging fly angling for wild trout to the unique run of “half-pounders” in the lower river.
The Rogue River has been lauded for maintaining very good runs of salmon and steelhead while other rivers have gone through some steeper bust cycles. Some people credit a years-long effort to remove dams, which has opened up more access to fish to reach additional spawning and rearing habitat.
Also, the Rogue is blessed with a more consistent supply of cold water from its headwaters high in Oregon’s southern Cascade Mountains and stored for measured release from Lost Creek Lake, a large reservoir northeast of Grants Pass and Medford.