Minutes from Interstate 5 in southern Oregon, the Myrtle Creek-Tri City area is a beautiful, serene location in central Douglas County. Nestled in a valley rich with forestation in all directions. The incorporated City of Myrtle Creek and the unincorporated Tri City area just south of the City are located approximately 15 miles south of Roseburg, Oregon. The Myrtle Creek area was originally settled in 1851 and the town was established in 1865. The name Myrtle Creek was in recognition of the nearby groves of Oregon Myrtle, an evergreen tree distinguished by a strong camphor odor. The South Umpqua River, as it runs through Myrtle Creek, is a haven for anglers.