About Bear Creek and the Rogue River

Rogue River Basin

 
The Rogue River flows from Boundary Springs below Crater Lake through the Wild and Scenic section below Grants Pass to Gold Beach where it empties into the Pacific Ocean.  Major tributaries to the Rogue River include Bear Creek, Little Butte Creek, Evans Creek, the Applegate River, and the Illinois River.  Communities located on the banks of the River include Shady Cove, Rogue River, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, and Gold Beach.

Bear Creek Watershed

 
Bear Creek in Jackson County, Oregon begins in the Siskiyou and Cascade Mountain Ranges and flows northwest through the towns of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, and Central Point. Jacksonville is also within the boundaries of the Bear Creek watershed, being located on Jackson Creek, a tributary of Bear Creek. The Bear Creek watershed is part of the Rogue River watershed as the mouth of Bear Creek empties into the Rogue River approximately 5 miles northwest of the City of Central Point. Coho & Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead Trout live in the Bear Creek watershed and being Stream Smart helps keep Bear Creek to remain as viable fish habitat.

 

 

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