The forest is governed by the United States Forest Service. Visitors to Umpqua National Forest can experience lots of interesting features some of which include three wilderness areas Mount Thielsen, Boulder Creek, and Rogue-Umpqua Divide, a 25-mile ‘Wild and Scenic’ segment of North Umpqua River, and the Emile Big Tree Botanical Area which is a grove of giant, old-growth Douglas Fir trees.
The Umpqua National Forest is also home to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway (also called the ‘Highway of Waterfalls’) and the historic Bohemia Mining District. Besides these natural features, the forest land also has several man-made amenities that include five rental cabins, 54 campgrounds, trails (757 miles), boat launches, scenic drives, and four resorts.
These facilities can be used to enjoy many fun and exciting activities like hunting, fishing, boating, camping, canoeing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, and snowmobiling. If you decide to visit Umpqua National Forest, you can bring your dog with you as long as you remember to follow the strict forest rules.
Some of the forest rules regarding dogs are as follows. You must ensure that your dog is always leashed especially in areas of the park where you are allowed to venture with your dog. Naturally, there are areas of the park that you are not allowed to visit with your dog. The purpose of preventing dogs and other pets from these areas is to protect the forest’s resources. Additionally, dog owners are expected to clean up after their dogs right away.