Morrisons Rogue River Lodge is located 16 miles downstream from Grants Pass along the banks of the famed Rogue River. The historic lodge and individual cabins—half-hidden by groves of evergreen, maple, and oak—are a peaceful refuge from the hectic, everyday world.

Morrisons attracts not only fishermen, but also river rafters, gold panners, rock hounds, swimmers, hikers, bikers, and others who take pleasure in immersing themselves in the wilderness. Whether fishing, rafting, or just taking it all in, guests have the luxury of walking from their lodgings to the river in just seconds.


River guide and lumber mill worker Lloyd Morrison had several fishing clients who would brave the very rough road from Grants Pass to this bend of the middle Rogue to fish. Mr. Morrison dreamt of building a lodge here to accommodate these fishermen, however building supplies even nails were hard to get because of World War II. With the help of some San Francisco clients, Mr. Morrison was able to secure the essentials to build his lodge in 1945. He handpicked his lumber, and the choice bird’s eye pine he used throughout the lodge has become more lustrous through the decades. Mr. Morrison later added a cabin and moved two small houses onto the property to lodge his clientele of fishermen. 


In 1964, BA and Elaine Hanten purchased Morrison s Lodge and moved in with their three young children, Mike, Michelle, and Mark. They took to guiding, cooking, and transforming the lodge into more of a resort. However, disaster struck in December that same year, when the rampaging Rogue River flooded and wiped out all the cabins, which the Hantens had begun to renovate. The water rose so high in the main lodge that water flowed well above the fireplace mantel. The lodge well built not only survived but gained more character. With the help of a disaster loan, the Hantens cleaned up and repaired the main lodge with a few additions, building three new cabins, this time on stilts. Over the years, the business grew, and with its growth came more cabins and more manicured grounds.


Steelhead fishing had been the main attraction on the Rogue for many decades. In fact, in the mid-1920s, famed Western author Zane Grey was enamored with the “half-pounders” that are unique to this part of the world. Half-pounders are immature steelhead that have gone to the ocean and return to the river before reaching adult size. They are tenacious fish that fight hard and are found only on three rivers in the entire United States: The Eel, the Klamath, and the Rogue River.

Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures & Lodge has specialized in salmon and steelhead fishing trips on the Rogue River. The guest experience is our top priority, and when you fish with Morrisons, you become a part of our family. Our guides and team members have fond memories of their own adventures on the Rogue River and can give guests a personal, behind-the-scenes perspective on the river and Southern Oregon. You will leave feeling like a true local!

Whether you would like to experience a multi-day wilderness fishing adventure in the Rogue River canyon, or stay at Morrison’s Lodge and fish with our expert guides, we have a fishing trip made for you.


Professional! We appreciated our guides professionalism and the courtesy that all of the staff at Morrison’s showed us while we were there. The children certainly want to come back to fish again with you. We’ll see you sometime next year in the early fall for more steelhead fishing. -- Robert, CA
Great Guides! Our guides were great! This was our first fly fishing experience and their patience was greatly appreciated. We were introduced to Morrison’s at the Portland Sportsmen Show last February and the guides’ easygoing personalities made all the difference in selecting Morrison’s over the other lodges. -- Tim and Chris, WA
A Super Time! We had a super time in every way! Our guide was a very competent boatman/oarsman and a knowledgeable steelhead guide. The fishing was a bit slow but we caught great fish! Thank you! -- Ernie and Diane, CA