Natural beauty, wildlife, waterfalls, mountains, lighthouses, coastal destinations, rivers, lakes and covered bridges are just some of the scenic and recreational opportunities for visitors and residents of Douglas County, Oregon to explore.
Students attending Umpqua Community College can enjoy some of the best places to visit and things to do that can provide wonderful experiences.
Roseburg is home to Umpqua Community College and has a population of about 23,000. It serves as a gateway to the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast.
Douglas County is home to the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway which runs through numerous waterfalls, campgrounds, lakes, and hiking trails. Some of the byway’s outstanding spots include Toketee Falls, Watson Falls, Deadline Falls, and Diamond Lake. The North Umpqua River runs along the Umpqua Scenic Byway and attracts hikers, campers, anglers, and rafters.
Heading towards the coast is the Umpqua River Scenic Byway which starts in Sutherlin and ends in Reedsport. Highlights of the byway include: Oakland Museum, Elkton, Scottsburg Park, Reedsport, Umpqua Discovery Center, and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Trails & Cycling
There are many trails to explore in Douglas County. Many offer wonderful views of the Umpqua River, scenic valleys, and abundant wildlife. For more information visit www.alltrails.com.
Additionally, cycling routes are abundant throughout Oregon. Visit www.cycleoregon.com.
Right: Watch a featured video produced by Mainstream students entitled, ‘Exploring the North Bank Habitat’