Summertime is fast approaching, but it’s never too early to start planning some summer adventures. Roseburg and the surrounding Umpqua Valley is the ideal location for a summer-time expedition. For starters, never gets too crowded here in the Umpqua, even during the busy summer season. Planning out your trip early though, ensures you’ll get the best of best campsites and the best spot on the lawn to catch a free concert.


Camping spots

Nothing says summer quite like a camping trip. There’s no shortage of campsites around the Roseburg area. The North Umpqua River corridor is a popular area to set up camp for a long weekend. Here are just a few of our favorite spots that fill up quickly.

Cavitt Creek Falls
This BLM campsite features maintained landscaping, and all sites are a short walk to the waterfall grotto, which is perfect for swimming and cooling off on a hot summer day.

Horseshoe Bend
Located on a bend along the North Umpqua River, all sites in this forested campground are great, but the riverside campsites fill up quickly.

Diamond Lake
This alpine lake is a popular camping, boating and fishing destination that draws visitors from all over the state during the summer months.


Rafting River Routes

The Umpqua River is great place to beat the heat when it’s hot out. For those wanting a chill day on the river, the float from John P Amacher Park to River Forks County Park is a fun float that keeps things exciting with the occasional stretch of rapids. For those looking for more white water, the stretch of the North Umpqua River between Boulder Flat Campground to Gravel Bin Boat Launch has class IV and V rapids. We recommend hiring a river rafting guide if you’re planning on rafting this section, here are a few to consider.

Events in the Valley

There’s plenty to do near Roseburg’s city center during the summer. The summer is a busy event season here from weekly events, to events that happen just once a year. These are just a few of the events that everyone looks forward to all year long, for a full list of annual events visit our events page.

Music On The Half Shell
This free concert takes place every Tuesday evening during the summer at Stewart Park. Full lineup of acts will be posted soon their website.

Graffiti Weekend
Classic cars line the streets of Roseburg during Graffiti Weekend, which takes place on the second weekend in July. For more information:

The Douglas County Fair
The Douglas County fair features rides, farm animals, local vendors, live music and so much more! It takes place August 7th through the 10th. For more information check out their website.