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Refreshing road trip stop

It wasn’t on our to do list on our road trip but we decided to check it out anyways since we were... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Daniel A
Beijing, China
Clear and cold

Not much to say about a river. the water is very clear and cold. If you enjoy the quiet outdoors... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Gold Beach, Oregon
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A challenging river with scenery second to none.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
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4 Aug 2017
“Refreshing road trip stop”
22 Oct 2016
“Clear and cold”
Gold Beach, OR
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

It wasn’t on our to do list on our road trip but we decided to check it out anyways since we were the masters of our road trip lol. Glad we decided to stop because it was simply beautiful. We had a grand old time...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Not much to say about a river. the water is very clear and cold. If you enjoy the quiet outdoors than this the place even in the summer.

Thank Robert71976
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Wonderful way to see an absolutely magnificence of Oregon's finest rivers Nature at it finest serene

1  Thank maywoot
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This is a place that gives you the peace of knowing that your surrounding are completely untouched. A true glimpse of nature. Crystal clear water and abundant foliage are the stars here. Wonderful places to take a swim and sunbath..hayack or raft along in peaceful...More

2  Thank Patti J
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Beautiful scenery and worth the drive. We saw this where it merged with the Rouge River. Gorgeous. We drove up to see the little town of Agnes, not much to see but a quaint little general store.

2  Thank Jan1007
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Not much water in the river now but it's still beautiful. Head to the Oak Flat Campground and walk up the trail a bit. Fun place to visit to hit the river.

2  Thank WorldTrvlr13
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I drove up the rogue and up the Illinois as far as the road would take us. There is an overlook where we watched buzzards eating a dead fish and then drove down into the campground area along the river. Was happily...More

3  Thank 1Otter2014
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Here's a quiet place on the river away from the boat traffic. Enjoy the warm sun and rest on the gravel bars. Float in the cool moving river water. It is away from the masses. I was just sad that there wasn't much water in...More

1  Thank Karen2353
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Once we turned around and found it, had a blast water so warm and the people were pleasant had a great first time last year. Gonna try again this year

1  Thank Billi K
Reviewed 31 July 2014

After a visit to Oregon Caves our group of 6 were looking for a place to swim on a hot afternoon. We stumbled upon a perfect swimming hole just before a small waterfall off of Eight Dollar Road between Selma and Cave Junction. This Illinois...More

10  Thank sunshine_traveler909
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