Siskiyou National Forest covers a total area of about 1.7 million acres of land in two states and eight counties. The national forest is in Coos County, Curry County, Douglas County, Jackson County, Josephine County, and Klamath County, which are all in Oregon State as well as in Del Norte County and Siskiyou County, which are in the state of California.
The park is governed by the U.S. Forest Service and was established in 2004. To access the forest, head towards the Rogue Valley in southwestern Oregon. You can use several routes to get there including I-5, OR 62, OR 140, and OR 66. Once you get to the forest, you will find several unique and attractive features including natural splendor and historical lures to make your visit worthwhile.
For example, the Gin Lin Trail is geared towards interpreting the history of a Chinese immigrant who mined gold in the area. Some of the natural attractions include the upper reaches of the Rogue River in the Cascade Range as well as the presence of sea stacks. Sea stacks are isolated rock outcrops that stand in the ocean and that are remnants of rocky headlands eroded by wave action.
All these natural features and more can be seen through several trails including the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail that runs across the whole forest. Besides the attractions mentioned above, there are other recreational attractions to enjoy including hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, swimming, mountain biking, ORV riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. If you have a dog, you can also bring them to the park for some fun, exercise, and relaxation.
If you choose to do so, be aware that there are some basic rules that you are expected to follow. Some of the rules are as follows. First, you must ensure that your pooch is always leashed or in a secure enclosure at all times. Secondly, you are expected to respect the forest resources as well as other visitors to the forest. This includes cleaning up after your dog and ensuring that your dog is well-behaved towards wildlife, plants, and other visitors to the forest.