Colliding Rivers east of Roseburg is the only place in the world where two rivers meet head-on and the Oregon Caves National Monument is an adventure in underground life. The Rogue and Umpqua rivers offers whitewater rafting and salmon and steelhead fishing.
The southern Cascades are covered with trails and campgrounds. Seven bird sanctuaries in the Klamath Basin host hundreds of species. Skiers enjoy uncrowded slopes and cross-country trails throughout Southern Oregon.
Ashland offers the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Jacksonville stages major concerts as part of the Britt Festival and shares its gold rush history all year. Grants Pass celebrates Heritage Days and in Kiamath Falls, the Favell Museum showcases a unique collection of Native American artifacts.
Medford offers the Southern Oregon History Center. The river valley regions enjoy warm summer days in the 80s and 90s. Winter temperatures rarely drop below freezing. In the southern Cascades and high desert areas to the east there are dry sunny days and cool nights in the summer. Weather can turn snowy in the winter.