Fishing & Hunting

Fishing & Hunting

The area at and around Union Creek Resort is a sportsman’s paradise with ideal fishing and hunting possibilities in every direction. Situated in the lush Rogue River National Forest with Union Creek, the Wild & Scenic Rogue River, and surrounding alpine lakes, we are a perfect basecamp for anglers and hunters who regularly enjoy our historic cabins and vacation rentals. Hunting and fishing in Southern Oregon is renowned for its beauty and abundance of opportunities. Author Zane Grey fell in love with the Rogue River after a 1919 fishing expedition and ended up setting up a cabin on it, writing about the Rogue in both Tales of Freshwater Fishing and Rogue River Feud.


For fishermen, there’s fly fishing, conventional tackle, and guided fishing trips available in a variety of scenic locations. Union Creek Resort boasts countless fishing holes on the Rogue River and our own Union Creek, a 15-mile tributary of the Rogue. Both are stocked by Oregon Fish & Wildlife. There’s also nearby Lost Creek Reservoir, Crater Lake, and other mountain lakes.

Fishing includes trophy salmon and steelhead, as well as rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, and German brown trout. While fishing on the Rogue River and Union Creek is open year-round, the Spring Chinook salmon season runs May through the end of July. Fish will weigh in at 15 to a whopping 40 pounds. Fall Chinook season runs from August through December.

Southern Oregon steelhead fishing has two prominent seasons: winter steelhead season runs from January through April and summer steelhead are found August through November. Adult summer steelhead are found in the Upper Rogue in great numbers, and the Rogue River receives more than 300,000 returning steelhead per year. Each season offers spectacular opportunities for the adventurous angler.

Country Store

The Union Creek Country Store sells tackle, bait and fishing gear during summer months.


Why rough it camping when you can enjoy the warm and comfort of a historic cabin or vacation rental at Union Creek Resort. Find out what many Southern Oregon hunters already know: our spacious and homey accommodations are a great place to relax after an adventurous day in the woods. Each season, hunters from across the region come stay with us in both small and large groups.

Hunters have access to several pristine wilderness areas nearby for hunting deer, elk, and bear in season, as well as game bird and waterfowl including quail, grouse, and turkey.