The town of Rogue River is a small community in southern Oregon located on the banks of the famous river for which it was named. Situated on Interstate 5, just 59 miles north of the California border, it lies between the cities of Grants Pass and Medford in the beautiful Rogue Valley. Founded in the midst of Native American wars and prolific gold mining, the town was originally called Tailholt before becoming Woodville. It incorporated and took its final name in 1912. A town proud of its accomplishments, it has nevertheless managed to preserve its history and maintain its small-town atmosphere and historical value, with many of the original buildings still in use. Along with sensational steelhead fishing, Rogue River is famous for its annual Rooster Crow festivities held on the last Saturday of each June.