In an effort to show the devastating impact that nickel strip mining would have across the whole watershed, Nate Wilson and Pacific Northwest Rafting Co. share their expedition down the water's course from the proposed mining sites, down Rough and Ready Creek, through the Illinois River, to the mouth of the Rogue River at Gold Beach, Oregon. Submit a public comment to keep the Kalmiopsis free of nickel strip mining

visit Rough and Ready botanical wayside:

Easy hiking, wheelchair accessible trail. The best time to catch wildflowers is between April and June, although anytime is a good time to walk along the scenic Rough and Ready Creek. For a longer hike, continue straight beyond the graded trail on dirt roads to Seats Dam, a small diversion dam for the local lumber mill.


Five miles south of Cave Junction on Highway 199, a turnoff into the parking area is on the right next to mile marker 34 just before the bridge.