Rogue River Outfitters first night on the river, will be spent at Black Bar Lodge. The Lodge was named after William Black. William, as the story goes, was gold miner who was murdered near the Lodge property. He was then placed in his boat and shoved off down the Rogue River
Black Bar Lodge offers 16 private log cabins nestled amongst the trees and two rooms inside the main lodge. Each cabin is gracefully decorated in a rustic lodge style with private bathrooms and at least 2 beds. Two of Black Bars cabins offer up to 5 twin beds for larger groups.
William Blacks mining claim dates back to the late 1800’s, Tom Orderman from Portland, Oregon, purchased the claim. Tom built the Lodge 1932 with help from local miners. The lodge was primarily used to entertain friends and business associates as they packed down the Rogue River trail to visit their good friend, the famous western writer, Zane Gray, at Winkle Bar.
Black Bar Lodge is located at River Mile 10, from graves creek. Now the Lodge is owned by Vanessa and John James. Vanessa and her husband bought an interest in the Lodge in 1992 and purchased the lodge fully in 2007. Vanessa was raised at Black Bar Lodge seven months of the year, her mother and father had purchased the lodge in 1960. Bill and Sally Hull (Vanessa’s parents) ran guided Rogue fishing trips all through the 1960’s…
It is just the kind of lodge you would expect to find on the Wild and Scenic section on the Rogue River. You will love Black Bar Lodge. 🙂
Our second night on our Rogue River Canyon Fishing Trip is spent at Paradise Lodge… Located 24 miles down river from Grave Creek, and 52 miles up river from gold beach. Access only by boat or hiking trail (there is a small landing strip if you’re a courageous pilot).
Paradise sits on a 85 acre parcel. On a calm stretch of the Rogue, just below blossum bar. At one time this stretch of the river was known as Paradise Bar, in 1903 Charlie Pettinger homesteaded here.
In 1959, the main lodge was constructed by Deak and Louise Miller. In the early seventies, when Mr. Millers health began to fail he sold the Lodge to Allen Boice. Allen was the Cury County Sheriff at the time, and will not be forgotten anytime soon. Allen ended up selling the Lodge to his Son Court Boice.
In 2005 the Schleining Family bought Paradise and become the fourth owner of the property since it was homesteaded in 1903.
At Paradise I have always been amazed by the history the lodge holds within its walls. If you have not had the opportunity to visit, when you do, make sure to take time to flip through their photo albums. From Glen Wooldridge, to the flood of 1968, you cant help but be taken away by its history. There is definetly something special about Paradise, the name describes it best. 🙂
On our Canyon Fishing Trips because of the time of year it becomes dark earlier and doesn’t lighten up as early. So the time spent in the different lodges become a big part of your trip… This extra time is where we find friendships are made and the fishing stories grow. Come join us, we would love to share the amazing Rogue River with you..