Lower Table Rock No. 1
The distinctive butte in the Upper Rogue Valley is a volcanic plateau that rises more than 2,000 feet high on the north side of the river. Long referred to as Table Rock by early explorers and historians, it is now known as Lower Table Rock to distinguish it from its less prominent twin, Upper Table Rock, located about three miles northeast of here. The Takelma people, more popularly known as the Rogues, had populated its slopes and the isolated valleys surrounding the two table rocks for thousands of years before the sudden in-rush of gold seekers and settlers in the middle of the 1800s permanently disrupted their way of life.