With rich agricultural surroundings and a family atmosphere, Medford's is the region's largest city and commercial hub. Bear Creek is the site of two city parks with nature trails, bike paths and picnic areas. The city offers an abundance of activities for every taste:
- Places of Interest -
Applegate Trail - Traverses Jackson County along I-5 from Rogue River to Ashland and east along Hwy. 66 to Klamath Falls. This was the southern route of the famous Oregon Trail. Highlights along this section include Tubb Springs, Upper and Lower Table Rocks, the Gin Lin Trail, and other attractions.
Crater Lake National Park - 80 Miles northeast of Medford. (541)594-2211
Fantastic Arial view of Crater Lake (222K)
Diamond Lake Resort - Diamond Lake, Oregon 97331. 1-800-733-7593
Complete resort area with lodge and campgrounds, 85 miles northeast of Medford. Open year-round. Summer fishing resort. Boat rentals and charters. Mountain biking and rentals.
Dogs for the Deaf - 10175 Wheeler Road Central Point, OR
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EAGLE POINT GOLF COURSE - 100 Eagle Point Drive Eagle Point, Oregon 97524. (541) 826-8225
Emigrant Lake - Water slide, boating, fishing, camping, picnicking and more. 5 miles south of Ashland on Hwy 66 (541)776-7001.
Fish Lake - Resort area (cabins and lodge) open year'round. U.S. Forest Service campground with complete resort facilities. 51 miles east of Medford, off Hwy 140 (541)949-8500.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour - 1314 Center Drive Medford, OR 97501
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR- Pick up a Historic Downtown Walking Tour brochure at the Medford Visitor Information Center and take a leisurely self-guided tour of the historic downtown buildings. Center Hours: Winter: 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Summer: 9am-6pm Monday through Sunday. Brochures are also available at the Southern Oregon Historical Society at the corner of 6th and Central.
Howard Paririe Lake Resort - 1237 N. Riverside Ave. #29. (541)773-3619. Complete outdoor resort, camping areas, and county parks. Located 22 miles east of Ashland.
Hyatt Lake - Operated by the Talent Irrigation District. Park and resort offers swimming, hiking, fishing, and complete boat facilities. 21 miles east of Ashland. Dead Indian Road off of Hwy 66 (541)482-3331.
Jacksonville - Hanley Farm Trolley - Beekman Bank at California and 3rd Jacksonville, OR
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YOUR TOUR TO THE PAST - All Aboard! Trolley rides leave on the hour
Jacksonville - This gold rush town of the 1850's is full of antiques, restored homes, shops and museums. 15 miles west of Ashland.
Lake of the Woods - Lodge open year 'round. Easy access to snowmobiling runs, cross country skiing and possible skating areas. Food and groceries available. 40 miles east of Medford off of Highway 140 (541)949-8300.
Lost Creek Dam - Cole M. River Fish Hatchery. Picnic area and lots of scenery just 33 miles northeast of Medford on Hwy 62.
Mt Ashland Ski Resort - 18 miles from Ashland in the Siskiyou Range on Mount Ashland. Full service ski area for all ability levels. 4 chair lifts, 23 ski suns. 1,150 vertical. Reasonable rates. Ski/lodging packages. Open daily from Thanksgiving thru April. 1745 Hwy. 66. Snow Phone: (541)482-2754, Office: (541)482-2897. Mt. Ashland Ski Map - 109K
Oregon Caves National Monument - 19000 Caves Highway. Cave Junction, OR 97523. (541)592-2100. Located 80 miles southwest of Medford.
Oregon Motorcycle Adventures, Inc. - 3844 S Pacific Hwy Medford, OR 97501 (541) 773-7433
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Backstage Tour - 15 S Pioneer Street Ashland, OR 97520 541-488-5406
Pleasant View Farm Llama Tour - 972 Old Stage Road Central Point, OR 97502 888-705-LAMA
Rogue Creamery - 311 N Front Street Central Point, OR 97502 541-665-1155
Rogue River - Fishing, boating, jet boat trips, camping, picnicking, guided raft trips, and rentals for rafting on your own.
Southern Oregon Historical Society - 106 N Central Medford, OR 97501 541-773-6536
Southern Oregon Sales - The Pear Station - 18 Stewart Avenue Medford, OR 97501 541-772-6244
Southern Oregon SpeedwayTrack address: 6900 Kershaw Road, White City. 15 min from downtown Medford at the Jackson County Sports Park in White City. Tickets available at 2201 South Pacific Highway in Medford. (541)772-6264.
Willow Lake - County Park that provides camping, picnicking, boating and many trails to hike. 35 miles northeast of Medford, off Hwy 62 (541)865-3229.
- Parks -
Casey State Park - OR 62, 29 miles Northeast of Medford
Picnicking, fishing, boating.
Illinois River State Park - US 199, 1 mile South of Cave Junction.
Joseph Stewart State Park - OR 62, 35 miles NE of Medford (541)560-3334
Joseph Stewart serves as the recreational entrance to Lost Creek Reservoir on the upper stretch of the Rogue River. Boating and water-skiing are very popular. The reservoir is open to anglers year-round and stocked with trout and bass.
Camping, showers, dumping station, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, bike trails. 151 electrical, 50 tent; maximum site 80'. Special features: marina, 5.5 miles of hiking trails, 6 mile bike trail. Unique features: on Upper Rogue River hiking trail (connects with Pacific Crest national Scenic Trail near Crater Lake).
Lithia Park - National Historic Landmark - Ashland.
Lithia Park - National Historic Landmark - Ashland.
More than 100 acre of developed recreation area facility located in downtown Ashland adjacent to the famous Oregon Shakespear Festival. Ashland Creek flows the length of the park, and two duck ponds are habitats for many species of waterfowl. In summer the park's band shell is the site of concerts, ballets, and shows.
Tub Springs State Park - OR 66, 18 miles east of Ashland.
Valley of the Rogue State Park - I-5, 12 miles east of Grants Pass on Rogue River. (541) 582-1118. Camping (year-round), showers, dumping station, picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking. 97 full hookup, 55 electrical, 21 tent; maximum site 75'. Special facilities: group picnic shelter.
- Visitor Contact Information -
KCMX - 1438 ROSSANLEY DR., MEDFORD, OR, 97501. (541)773-7300 KCNA - 228 E MAIN ST., MEDFORD, OR 97501. (541)776-7667 KDOV - 845 ALDER CREEK DR., MEDFORD, OR 97504. (541)535-6833 KROG - 2729 JACKSONVILLE HWY. MEDFORD, OR 97501. (541)776-0792 KTMT - 1438 ROSSANLEY DR., MEDFORD, OR 97501. (541)779-1550 KYJC - 1257 N RIVERSIDE AVE. #10, MEDFORD,OR 97501. (541)779-0322