Rogue Riverkeeper


Robyn Janssen
[email protected]
(541) 488-9831

The headwaters of the Rogue are found at 5,300 ft. as jubilant springs bursting from the west side of Crater Lake, which is the remnant of the Mt. Mazama volcano that erupted and collapsed approximately 7,000 years ago. Crater Lake is Oregon’s only National Park and, at 1,932 feet, it is the deepest lake in America. The upper Rogue drains off the west side of the Cascades and tumbles through a volcanic legacy before entering a valley plateau where urban development is concentrated (the valley is created mostly by the Bear Creek tributary). Leaving the valley near Grants Pass, Oregon, the river cuts a deep canyon through the geologically complex and remote Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains before reaching the Pacific Ocean 215 miles from its hydrological beginnings.

Robyn was born and raised in Southern Oregon and has spent most of her life working on the water. As a teenager, Robyn discovered her love of the water as a professional river guide and has been introducing people to the rivers of southern Oregon, northern California and beyond ever since. Robyn feels most at home on the river and has an intimate relationship with the Rogue and its watershed. Robyn graduated from Southern Oregon University with a BS in Art. Through her experiences as a river guide, Robyn has been an inspiring river steward, educating people about the uniqueness of river environments and demonstrating how people can protect these special places that we love. 


PO Box 102
ASHLAND, Oregon 97520-1256