Local Attractions

Maple Leaf Motel is the perfect base camp for recreation and sightseeing in the Rogue Valley. Visit downtown Shady Cove, only a mile down the road, for restaurants, groceries, and places to sign up for rafting tours.

Many of our guests are visiting Crater Lake – 45 miles from here. The Rogue River itself is only minutes away. But there is so much more outdoor beauty and recreation opportunities nearby.

We’ve listed a few of our favorites below.

Kayak on the Rogue River
Kayaking on the Rogue River

The Rogue River

The River is the defining presence in our Rogue Valley. There are all sorts of outdoor activities on it and around it – salmon and steelhead fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, wildlife viewing, sun bathing and even gold panning.

From Maple Leaf Motel, just continue on Hwy. 62 and you’ll find multiple places to where you can access the River.

Lost Creek Lake

Just 15 miles down the road from Maple Leaf Motel, Lost Creek Lake, in the Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area, offers great fishing and boating opportunites. There’s also a day use/picnic area.

On the way, you might tour the Cole Rivers Hatchery if you’re a trout and steelhead fan.

Lost Creek Lake Oregon
Boating on Lost Creek Lake, Oregon
Crater Lake
Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake is known for the deep blue color clarity of its water. It is the deepest lake in the United States.

“Crater Lake must be seen to be appreciated properly. Photographs simply cannot depict the majesty of the lake in its setting, the depth of the blue.”
— Thomas J. Williams, Crater Lake Superintendent, 1954 to 1959

When you’re done taking photos, there’s lots to do at the park: drive or cycle the Rim Drive; visit the Lodge, boat to Wizard Island, hiking, exploring, swimming, camping and more.

Table Rocks

First-time Rogue Valley visitors see them and say, “What’s that?!”

They are Upper and Lower Table Rock, 2 volcanic plateaus, the eroded remnants of ancient lava flows.

You can hike to the top; Upper Table Rock is the easier hike. At the top, the flat mesa is home to over 340 species of plants, all kinds of animals, and lots of birds. And the breathtaking view is definitely worth the hike.

Lower Table Rock
Lower Table Rock
Horseshoe Bend Rogue River
Horseshoe Bend on the Rogue River

Hiking

Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the Rogue Valley. These links can help you plan your day.

Upper Table Rock trail head · Lower Table Rock trail head

Lost Creek Lake trails · Upper Rogue River Trail

Pacific Crest Trail · Crater Lake trails

For Waterfall Lovers

Maple Leaf Motel makes an ideal starting point for a waterfall tour. Some are easy to access, others require a hike.

Prospect Falls; Rogue River Gorge, Natural Bridge Falls; Barr Creek Falls; Mill Creek Falls; Knob Falls; Pearsoney Falls; Butte Falls; Plaikni Falls; Toketee Falls.

Many falls are active year round but for the best gushing roar, plan your tour in the Spring.

Butte Falls
Butte Falls