Merlin, Oregon

Located on the Rogue River, the Southern Oregon town of Merlin is a watery paradise.

Welcome to Merlin

A town with delightful white-water action and world-class fishing
Merlin, a small hamlet northeast of Grants Pass, is home to many outfitters and fishing guides. It is for these reasons and also the fact that Merlin is close to the 84-mile segment of the Rogue River designated as a wild and scenic river by Congress under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, that Merlin is referred to as the Gateway to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River.

Dining & Entertainment

A fantastic place to eat in Merlin is Riffle Café, which brings island charm to the area. You can enjoy homemade breakfasts, lunches, and dinners made from scratch. Moreover, their gourmet burgers bursting with tropical flavors will leave you amazed. Also, don't forget that you can indulge in wild salmon, rib-eye steak, or a tasty salad at any time.
Fishing and rafting on the white waters are just some of the activities available in the Merlin area. Among the best hiking trails around are the famous Rogue River Wild and Scenic Trail, which runs 40 miles from Grave Creek, also known as "the perfect example of a covered bridge" above Merlin to Foster Bar along the Wild and Scenic section of the river.

Things to Do

For adventure lovers, Orange Torpedo Trips offers the most exciting rafting and inflatable kayaking on the Rogue River since they're the most experienced outfitter. From 4 hours to 14 days, they offer inflatable kayaking and rafting trips along rivers such as the Rogue River, Salmon River, Klamath River, and North Umpqua River.
Wine Hopper Tours has you covered with daily guided wine tours of the Rogue and Applegate Valley AVA's if you're a not-so-adventurous person. Couples and groups can enjoy tours that include transportation, wine tastings, lunch, and a tour of this growing wine region throughout the year.

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