is nestled in a valley ringed ‘round by steeply forested
mountains of the Coast Range, Powers retains the close-knit,
small-town character of a Pacific
Northwest logging community. It’s 18 miles up a winding road from Highway
42, a major east-west road between US 101 and Interstate 5 near Roseburg.
is a gateway to the Siskiyou National Forest, and the road
to it is part of the Coquille-Rogue Scenic Byway. Beyond
Powers and over a watershed divide is the Rogue River, which
the road follows down to the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach.
Another road along the way is the Powers-Glendale Bike Route. These back country routes are usually closed by snow in
Powers County Park, near the USFS office, offers day-use
and overnight camping. Many sites have RV hookups,
and there are plans to offer cabin rentals. The
Siskiyou National Forest, about 5 miles south of town on the Coquille-Rogue
has many campgrounds.