Union Creek Resort Blog

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Cross Country Skiing At And Around Union Creek, Oregon

Winter doldrums can get anyone down. It’s cold, possibly rainy or snowy, and there are fewer daylight hours which translates into more dark hours. Our physical activity tends to slow down as we stay indoors, have less room to move around in, and hunker down where it’s warm and cozy. All of these factors can […]

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Hiking With Kids Creates Awesome Family Memories

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ― John Muir Do you remember going out for a family hike as a kid? Was it a joyous, well-planned, memorable occasion the Cleavers may have taken – picturesque, idyllic and heartwarming? Or was a family hike less than perfect, and instead an awkward, […]

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Why Union Creek Resort is not the kind of resort many people think it is

Just what is Union Creek Resort? Having the word “resort” in the name may suggest that it is a hotel, combined with luxurious amenities such as a spa, massage facilities, and perhaps a golf course. While that may be true for somewhere like Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, Utah’s Sundance Resort, or Turtle Bay […]

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Summer Fun from Morning till Night

Feel like a kid again by playing outside all day long! Then followed that beautiful season… Summer…. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Who likes warm days full of outdoor activities, and cool evenings […]

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How to build a great campfire

Building a lasting campfire is easy with these simple steps! Ah, the glorious, timeless campfire. It is nature’s heater, stove, light, protection from wild animals, and a comfortable gathering place to connect with friends and family. Its magnetic power brings us together and uncovers inspiring and hilarious stories, tales of ghosts, treachery, and other danger, […]

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3 Keys to Getting in Shape for Spring Hiking

Union Creek hiking trails are ready for you, but are you ready for them? Is your body ready for spring hiking in the Union Creek and Crater Lake area? Are your muscles prepared to hike through old growth Rogue River National forests on the way to see spectacular waterfalls like National Creek Falls or breathtaking […]

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Enjoy award-winning local wines at tasting rooms throughout Southern Oregon

Speaking of Southern Oregon wines, the Rogue Valley has become renowned for its ideal grape growing climate, fertile soil, and award-winning wines. The warm, dry climate is similar to France’s Bordeaux region and has made Southern Oregon one of the hottest growing regions in Oregon. Nearby Applegate Valley, Illinois Valley, and Umpqua Valley are also […]

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Come check out the spring wildflowers

A mild winter with warm February temperatures has jumpstarted spring up here, and we’re already seeing lots of alpine wildflowers. This spring is a great opportunity to explore one of our many nearby hiking trails and discover wildflowers of all different colors and types, many of which are only native to the Rogue River National […]

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Fish on! Winter Trout Fishing on the Upper Rogue River and Union Creek

“Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover, U.S. President and former guest at Union Creek Resort. Winter fishing in Oregon, and especially on Southern Oregon’s famed Rogue River, is renowned worldwide for its salmon and steelhead. But in this fishing-happy state in the heart of the […]