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Oregon Highway 138 (OR-138)

Umpqua Scenic Byway

“The Highway of Waterfalls”

From Roseburg, OR to Crater Lake National Park

 

 

 

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Oregon Highway-138 (OR-138) is known locally as “The Highway of Waterfalls.”  It is also one leg of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, one of America’s Byways.

 

OR-138 is shown in bold red on the map to the left.  It begins west of Interstate-5 at a Junction with OR-38, runs west to Interstate-5 Exit 136, then shares the I-5 roadway south to I-5 Exit 124, in Roseburg, and then heads east up the valley of the North Umpqua River into the Cascade Mountains, toward the Diamond Lake Recreation Area and Crater Lake National Park.

 

This highway offers a beautiful drive through Douglas Fir forests curving up through the Umpqua Valley, a lot of the time in view of the river

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Waterfalls

The Umpqua River goes over 15 waterfalls on its way down the Umpqua Valley on the west side of the Cascade Mountains.  The waterfalls are well marked from the road.

 

Diamond Lake

Once OR-138 leaves the headwaters of the Umpqua it heads south to go around the east shore of Diamond Lake.  Diamond Lake is a US Forest Service recreation area with campgrounds and resorts.

 

Crater Lake

4 miles south of Diamond Lake is the north entrance to Crater Lake National Park.

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Highway

Milepost

Miles

From I-5

Description

MP 0

 

 

 

 

25 mi.

Elkton, OR/ OR-38

Jct. with OR-38  this is Mile Post 0 for OR-138

OR-138 begins in Elkton, west of Interstate-5.  We have shown this section of the highway for information only and to make sense of the mile posts.

 

MP 25

 

 

12 mi.

Sutherlin / Interstate-5 Exit 136

 

Jct. of Interstate-5 Exit 136  with OR-138 – OR-138 enters I-5 and runs on I-5 from here to Exit 124

 

MP 37

Mile 0

 

 

18 mi.

I-5 Exit 124 - Roseburg, OR

OR-138 exits I-5 here and heads east

This is the beginning of the

North Umpqua Scenic Byway

 

MP 55

Mile 18

5 mi.

Glide, OR

 

MP 60

Mile 24

1 mi.

Idleyld Park

MP 61

Mile 25

14 mi.

Swiftwater Park

MP 76

Mile 39

34 mi

Steamboat, OR

 

MP 90

Mile 73

4 mi.

N.F. Road 60 to Lemolo Lake and Crescent Lake

  - Cascade Lakes Highway

 

MP 94

Mile 77

 

4 mi.

Diamond Lake – this is a major Umpqua National Forest activity area with campgrounds and resorts.

 

MP 98

Mile 81

4 mi.

Jct with OR-230 west to Union Creek and OR-62

Mile 102

Mile 85

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 mi.

OR-138 heads east for 15 mi. and ends at a junction with US-97

(This page continues through Crater Lake National Park to OR-62 and east on OR-62 to US-97)

 

Jct. with Crater Lake National Park road

Crater Lake National Park North Entry fee collection and information booth.

 

 

Mile 94

11 mi.

Crater Lake Lodge

 

Mile 195

 

1 mi.

Crater Lake National Park South Entry – fee collection and information booth.

 

 

Mile 106

17 mi.

N.P. exit road to Jct. with OR-62

 

 

Mile 123

7 mi.

Fort Klamath

 

 

Mile 132

9 mi.

Klamath Agency

 

 

Mile 141

Jct with US-97

 

 

 

 

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