Natural beauty, wildlife, waterfalls, mountains, lighthouses, coastal destinations, rivers, lakes and covered bridged are just some of the things that await visitors and residents of Douglas County, Oregon.
Roseburg is home to Umpqua Community College and has a population of about 25,000. It serves as a gateway to the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast.
Roseburg features a number of parks. Two local favorites are Stewart Park and River Forks Park. Roseburg has a shopping mall and numerous shopping centers. Some of the major stores are JC Penney, Marshalls, Macy's, Costco and Walmart. There are a variety of restaurants, including Red Robin, Applebee's, McMenamins, Tom Tom, and Abby's Pizza. Mercy Hospital and many public and private clinics serve the area with an array of medical services.
Douglas County is blessed with the Umpqua Scenic Byway, which runs through numerous waterfalls, campgrounds, lakes, and hiking trails. Some of the byway's outstanding spots include Toketee Falls, Watson Falls, Deadline Falls, and Diamond Lake. The North Umpqua River runs along the Umpqua Scenic Byway and attracts hikers, campers, anglers, and rafters.
There are many trails to explore in Douglas County. Many offer wonderful views of the Umpqua River, scenic valleys, and abundant wildlife.
Right: Watch a featured video produced by Mainstream students entitled, 'Exploring the North Bank Habitat'
Wildlife Safari is one of the most popular attractions in the county. Visitors can tour the gardens, which include animal exhibits, petting zoo, a children's playground, animal rides, a miniature train ride, a restaurant and a gift shop, free of charge . There is also a drive-through tour that features free-range animals from around the world. One of the most famous animals at Wildlife Safari is the cheetah. Cheetahs are bred on-site.