Oregon Route 138

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Oregon Route 138

Route 138 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length140.58 mi (226.24 km)
Major junctions
West end OR 38 in Elkton
Major intersections I-5 in Sutherlin
OR 99 in Winchester
I-5 in Roseburg
OR 99 in Roseburg
OR 230 near Diamond Lake
East end US 97 in Diamond Lake Junction
CountryUnited States
Highway system
OR 131 OR 140

Oregon Route 138 is an Oregon state highway that runs between the city of Elkton and a junction with U.S. Route 97 at Diamond Lake Junction. The highway has several distinct stretches, and is the main east–west highway through Roseburg, and provides access to Crater Lake National Park from the north. The highway is signed east–west.

Route description

Intersection with Oregon Route 99 in Roseburg

Elkton-Sutherlin Highway

Oregon Route 138 begins (at its western terminus) at a junction with Oregon Route 38 in Elkton. It heads due south from there, running alongside the Umpqua River. Approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Elkton, the highway departs from the river, and heads east-southeast until it reaches the city of Sutherlin. This section is the Elkton-Sutherlin Highway No. 231 (see Oregon highways and routes). In Sutherlin, OR 138 intersects with Interstate 5, and joins it, heading south. OR 138 and I-5 remain joined until the city of Roseburg. This section is part of the Pacific Highway No. 1. OR 138 exits from I-5 at Harvard Avenue, and heads east into downtown Roseburg. The downtown Roseburg section comprises part of Harvard, Oak, and Washington Avenues, and then part of the Oakland-Shady Highway, which is no longer a state highway.

North Umpqua Highway

OR 138 leaves Roseburg on the North Umpqua Highway No. 138 as it follows the Umpqua River's north fork. It heads due east out of Roseburg, ascending into the Cascade mountains, and turning northeast. Eventually, the highway turns south and reaches Diamond Lake, passing by the lake to the east. Just south of there is an intersection with Oregon Route 230, which bypass Crater Lake National Park to the west. South of there lies the north entrance to the park. OR 138 continues east from the entrance, descending into Central Oregon, and terminates at an intersection with U.S. Route 97 at Diamond Lake Junction, south of the town of Chemult.

The portion of the highway between Roseburg and Diamond Lake is part of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway. The portion between former Route 209 and US 97 is part of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.

Oregon Route 138 Interstate Sign

Major intersections

DouglasElkton0.000.00 OR 38 – Drain, Reedsport, Oregon Coast, Eugene
I-5 north – Eugene
Northern end of I-5 overlap
25.6041.20135Sutherlin, Wilbur
31.2850.34129WinchesterNorthbound signage
WilburSouthbound signage
Roseburg34.2255.07127Edenbower Boulevard – North Roseburg
35.6657.39125Garden Valley Boulevard – Roseburg
I-5 south – Medford
Southern end of I-5 overlap

OR 99 south (SE Pine Street) / SE Stephens Street – Winston
Southern end of OR 99 overlap
OR 99 north (SE Stephens Street)
Northern end of OR 99 overlap
Diamond Lake120.50193.93
OR 230 west – Medford
123.47198.71Crater Lake National Park north entrance road
Klamath138.24222.48 US 97 – Chemult, Chiloquin, Klamath Falls, Bend
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Road Assets and Mileage". Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 12, 2021.

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