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Southern Oregon - Places of Interest & Things to Do
 

 

Amusement Parks & Attractions

Emigrant Lake Water Slide
Jackson County

Sometimes spelled Immigrant Lake, refreshing summer fun can be found in Emigrant Lake park’s 280-foot twin flume waterslide. The slide offers dressing rooms, showers, restrooms, picnic tables and a concession stand with a full menu.

541-774-8183

Wild Safari
Winston

The only drive through wild animal park in the Pacific Northwest, Wildlife Safari enjoys a wonderful climate in a rural setting. Exotic animals roam freely over 600 acres of grasslands and wooded areas, much as they would in their native habitat, while you are on safari in your own car. After your drive through, you can visit the Village, where you can relax, eat in the White Rhino Restaurant, explore the unique Casbah Gift Shop, then take advantage of your second drive through!

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Golfing in Southern Oregon

Eagle Point Golf Club
Eagle Point

This semi-private facility is open to the public with a limited amount of memberships available. A Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course with natural terrain and four sets of tees ranging from the green tees at 5091 yards to the black tees at 7099 yards, creating plenty of interest, and making this course challenging for all levels of ability. Selected in the top 10 public courses by Golf Week Magazine for 2007, Eagle Point was also ranked as one of Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" for 2007 and is ranked 11th in the state of Oregon by the Oregon Golf Association. (541) 826-8225 or (800) 862-3307

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Boating, River Rafting & Fishing Excursions

Carson's Guide Service
Fish Southern Oregon with a licensed, insured professional guide.

Fish the Rogue, Main Umpqua, North Umpqua, South Umpqua, Coquille, Chetco, Elk & Sixes Rivers, Howard Lake and Lost Creek Reservoir with Chris Carson. Capt Carson has been guiding in Southern Oregon full time for 13 years, and he holds a US Coast Guard license and a CPR First Aid Certification Card. All fishing gear, tackle and bait are included for full and half day excursions. Or sign up for a three day trip which includes lodging, food, fishing gear and tackle.

Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
Southern Oregon

Make a memory and book the Northwest’s #1 River Trip, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions! See the beauty of the Rogue River, jet through the jaws of famous Hellgate Canyon, experience a 360 spin and snap photos of deer, Bald Eagles and more. If you choose, stop and dine family style overlooking the Rogue at our exclusive Ok Corral, accessed by our boats only.

Hellgate is open seasonally and offers 5 different trips from $39-$64! 800-648-4874

Lost Creek Marina
Trail Oregon

A perfect place to enjoy the beauty and many recreational pleasures available on and around scenic Lost Creek Lake. At Lost Creek Marina, you can rent fishing boats, pontoon boats, pedal boats & aqua boats. Launching ramps are nearby if you have your own boat. In addition to boat rentals, Lost Creek can provide you with picnic and fishing supplies in their floating store & fuel dock. Camping and hiking is also available at nearby Joseph H. Stewart State Park.

O'Brien's Rogue River Outfitters
Southern Oregon

Capture the breathtaking beauty that is unique to the Rogue River on O'Brien's full day or half day rafting trips. Guests may choose to ride in a Rogue Inflatable Raft (the limo) or paddle an inflatable kayak. You may opt to experience both rides by trading back and forth between the raft and kayak. This fifteen mile float has a little bit of everything from exhilarating whitewater to serene canyons.

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Day Spas

Waterstone Spa
Ashland, Oregon

Ashland's finest full-service day spa experience, embodying beauty, health, pampering and relaxation. Offering a complete selection of body and skin treatments, including massage, hydrotherapy, facials, body wraps, steam, body polishes, and reflexology. Each treatment room is individually climate controlled, and equipped with comfortable treatment tables, dim lights, soothing music, cozy sheets, aromatic lotions and warm towels.

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Parks, Lakes and Outdoor

Glenyan RV Park & Campground
Ashland

Southern Oregon's number one destination campground and RV park. Relax in a peaceful park-like setting, take a swim in our heated swimming pool, listen to rushing waters of the creek or enjoy wireless internet access.

Howard Prairie Lake

Since 1997 the Howard Prairie Lake recreation area in southern Oregon near Ashland has been rated the number one recreation facility of its kind in Oregon. Featuring over 250 campsites, with more than half with utilities. Campsites available for all sizes of tents, trailers and motor homes. Campers come to stay for a night, a week or a whole season!

Jacksonville Woodlands - Hiking Trails

The Jacksonville Woodlands Historic Natural Park and Trail System has 15 outstanding all-weather hiking trails for hikers of differing abilities. During the past decade the Woodlands Association has preserved 20 parcels of forested open space and has constructed 8 miles of connecting interpretive and recreational trails surrounding 70% of the town's historic district.
An interactive trail map can be found on their website.

Lithia Park
Ashland

Lithia Park, which began with eight acres in 1892 as a place where the Chautauqua Association could bring entertainment and culture to southern Oregon, currently have 42 of its 93 acres listed in the National Register. Visitors approaching Lithia Park will note the towering Tree of Heaven at the Plaza entrance planted in the 19th century by--according to legend--Abel Helman's Chinese cook.

Lost Creek Marina
Trail Oregon

A perfect place to enjoy the beauty and many recreational pleasures available on and around scenic Lost Creek Lake. At Lost Creek Marina, you can rent fishing boats, pontoon boats, pedal boats & aqua boats. Launching ramps are nearby if you have your own boat. In addition to boat rentals, Lost Creek can provide you with picnic and fishing supplies in their floating store & fuel dock. Camping and hiking is also available at nearby Joseph H. Stewart State Park.

Mount Ashland Ski Resort
Ashland - Southern Oregon

Nestled in the magnificent Siskiyou Mountains, the alpine gateway to the Pacific Northwest. Mount Ashland receives over 300 inches of annual snowfall; plenty of snow for powder hounds and plenty of sun all winter long. Mount Ashland has 23 trails in addition to chute skiing in a glacial cirque called the 'bowl'. The mountain, the people, and the quaint City of Ashland make a winning combination.

Valley Rogue State Park

Camp and play along the river made famous by novelist and avid fisherman Zane Grey. The campground is also a great place to stay while taking in the local culture, history, and recreation opportunities in the area.

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Museums

Crater Rock Museum
Central Point

Founded in 1954 by Frieda and Delmar Smith, the Crater Rock Museum is home to one of the finest displays of rocks, minerals, and gems on the west coast. Visit the petrified forest outside the museum, where you can view petrified wood logs identified as to the tree source and dating between 30-200 million years old.

ScienceWorks Hands On Museum
Ashland

Featuring state-of-the-art exhibits, Science Live! performances and hands-on exploration for all ages.

Schneider Museum of Art
Ashland

A component of Southern Oregon University,the primary function of the Schneider Museum of Art is to serve as a resource for the visual arts, maintaining a permanent collection, and presenting exhibitions and programs for the educational and cultural enrichment of both a general public and an academic audience.

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Performing Arts

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre
Ashland

Now in its 20th year, the Oregon Cabaret Theatre has earned a reputation for top-flight musicals, revues and comedies - all professionally produced with its signature flair and panache. The shows are presented in an elegant nightclub setting housed in a magnificently restored and renovated Baptist church building, complete with stained glass windows and a crystal chandelier from a vintage movie palace.

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Things to Do

Mystic Ranch
White City - Southern Oregon

Experience the Paso Fino’s incredibly smooth, “no bounce” gait at Mystic Ranch. Located in a small peaceful valley in White City, Oregon, between Grants Pass and Medford, the ranch is surrounded by beautiful hills and wildlife. Guided tours are available - or take a lesson and learn 'natural horsemanship' with their experienced trainers.

The Oregon Vortex
Southen Oregon

The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed. It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena, which can be captured on film. The House of Mystery itself was originally an assay office and later used for tool storage, built by the Old Grey Eagle Mining Company in 1904. But the history of the surrounding area, The Oregon Vortex, goes way back to the time of the Native Americans.

Segway Guided Tours

This tour will give you a fantastic opportunity to see sites that make Jacksonville so famous. The two hour "Glide Through History" tour takes you on an adventure through Nunan Square where you will see gorgeous Victorian-style homes, past the historic courthouse and jail, up the hill to Britt Gardens and through the historic Jacksonville Cemetery, where you can catch a spectacular view of the Rogue Valley.

Visit the City of Jacksonville

Nestled in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon is Historic Jacksonville, an old western mining town and cultural center. Jacksonville is the home of Britt Music Festival where top name entertainers perform throughout the summer in Pacific Northwest's premiere outdoor concert theatre venue. The classical series features musicians who come together each summer from the country's best orchestra's to perform under the stars.

This entire town is a National Historic Landmark, where history comes to life on it's charming streets. The Jacksonville Museum takes visitors back in time as they explore the old west and learn about the pioneers who braved the Oregon Trail. The children's museum engages children in hands on learning as they dress up as pioneers, play in a true replica of a general store and old school house and experience pioneer living. On the hill overlooking the western and Victorian structures is the old cemetery with deer meandering through it's moss covered trees and gothic headstones.

Jacksonville is also the gateway to Oregon's wild Rogue River Adventures and also to Oregon's Vineyards and tasting rooms. The perfect place for a vacation where history, music and nature are experienced!

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