8 Fun Things to Do in Roseburg, Oregon

8 Fun Things to Do in Roseburg, Oregon

Roseburg is situated on the South Umpqua River between the Cascade and Coast Ranges of Oregon. It is known for its lush forests, famous wineries and various tourist attractions. Here are five fun things to do in Roseburg, Oregon.

1. Watson Falls

Watson Falls, known for its looping hiking trail, is a fun outing for the whole family. The moderate trail takes hikers past the 294-foot cascading waters of Watson Falls. Watch the water roll over the Umpqua River Valley's lava crags, then continue the hike by meandering over the bridge at the waterfall's base.

The trail is ideal if you love birding and nature strolls. Dogs are allowed at the falls, too. 

2. Mount Thielsen

Mount Thielsen, situated in the southern part of Oregon's Mount Thielsen Wilderness, is famous for its horned shape and is an outdoor haven. The open meadows and forest make this the ideal destination for tourists who love hiking, fishing, backpacking, snowshoeing and skiing — picture alpine lakes and a stunning 9,148-foot peak.

3. Douglas County Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Douglas County Museum boasts the largest collection of Oregon's natural history on display and is an educational thing to do with the family. The museum is home to more than 7,500 items that tell visitors about the Umpqua River Valley's rich ancient and contemporary history.

The facility comprises exhibitions, galleries and a gift shop.

Location: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

4. Wine Trail

Roseburg, Oregon is famous for its award-winning wineries and is a fun thing to do when in the city. Officially, the area's viticulture has been thriving for over 50 years, but winegrowing history dates back to 1880. You can visit, taste and take in the magnificent views at over 26 wineries. After a long day wind down with a nice glass of cabernet sauvignon or pinot gris.

We recommend attending a wine tasting for the best experience. Locals recommend starting with Abacela, which offers award-winning Spanish varietals. If you want a taste of history, HillCrest Vineyard is the area's first vineyard and produced Oregon's first Pinot noir.

5. Umpqua Hot Springs

Visiting the Umpqua Hot Springs is another incredibly popular thing to do near Roseburg. Located near the North Umpqua River, the hot springs are a collection of natural hot springs with large mineral desports, making them truly a site to behold. The area immediately surrounding the Hot Springs has some most scenic views near Roseburg. 

This area is perfect for those looking to go sightseeing and get out and enjoy the outdoors. If you are looking for peaceful and scenic hikes, we recommend visiting one of the trails located in the Umpqua Hot Springs.

6. Micelli Park

Whenever someone  Micelli Park is a fun place to visit in Roseburg, especially for families with younger children and people with pets. Micelli Park is six-acres in total has a lot on offer – a large, open green space, access to a dog park, pretty floral arrangements and even softball fields.  

This park even has it’s own playground, making for a fun and simple thing to do to get the kids outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. With a public restroom available, the park is a perfect thing to do in Roseburg with kids for a few hours.

Location: 1458 SE Micelli St, Roseburg, OR 97470

7. Eat at Round Table Pizza

Another popular thing to do in Roseburg is making a stop at Round Table Pizza. This pizzeria is popular among locals and offers handcrafted pizzas made with high quality ingredients. 

Originating in Menlo Park, California, Round Table Pizza is know for their great deals on pizza, making it an affordable and convenient option for a meal with your family. Loved by both kids and adults, we can’t urge you enough to stop by. Afterall, who doesn’t love a good pizza?

Location: 2040 NW Stewart Pkwy, Roseburg, OR 97471

8. Fishing at the Umpqua River

Fishing at Umpqua River is a great way to pass the time. The region is known for the best fishing spots in the state, with anglers and fishers coming from all over. Fish in the river include chinook salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout and largemouth bass. If you need fishing experience or tackle, rest assured that several companies are ready to rent gear and willing to help.

Stay 20 Minutes Away From the Best Things to Do Around Roseburg

Sutherlin / Umpqua Valley KOA is the perfect place to stay to explore Roseburg. Within just a 20-minute drive from the campground, you can enjoy a variety of things to do around the area. Check out the ways to stay at our KOA Campground and book your site today!

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