Local Area Attractions Near Grants Pass KOA Journey
We are centrally located in Southern Oregon just 9 miles north of Grants Pass. It is just a short 15 minute drive to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River, and with so many area attractions nearby you will not run out of things to do before you run out of those precious few vacation days! Use us as your home base to enjoy all that Southern Oregon has to offer! Less than 2 hours away, you'll find Crater Lake National Park with the deepest lake in the USA, the magnificent California Redwoods in the Redwood National Forest with giant, ancient trees and the Pacific Ocean 20 minutes past the Redwoods, and Mt. Shasta!
Crater Lake National Park
Like No Place Else On Earth! Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No where else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.
P.O. Box 7
Crater Lake, OR 97604
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
We recommend taking a scenic trip down the Rogue River!
Looking to make a long lasting memory?
You've come to the right place.Visitors from all over the world make up the 70,000 people who make Hellgate Jetboats their destination for summer fun every season. For over 59 years our company has run trips up and down the Wild & Scenic Rogue River. This allows many who would not otherwise be able to experience the beauty of the Rogue and learn its history. Our fully narrated trips are safe for the whole family. Making it an easy choice for reunions, business retreats and just plain old family fun.
Book a trip today by calling 1-800-648-4874 or visit their web page at http://hellgate.com
966 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Welcome to Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center. Badgers, bobcats, and bears oh my! Yes, you will see all of these animals and many more.Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1981 by renowned wildlife rehabilitator J. David Siddon. The facility was created in order to provide for the care and treatment of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Wildlife Images has since expanded to provide educational programs on wildlife, conservation, and the environment to schools, organizations and the general public. The Center, and its programs and activities are a direct outgrowth and continuation of the late Founder J. David Siddon's personal involvement with wildlife rehabilitation and education for more than 40 years. The center currently operates under the direction of David Siddon Jr., who continues on with his father's mission.
11845 Lower River Road
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Redwood National Forest
Tall Trees and So Much MoreMost people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. The parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions. Together, the National Park Service and California State Parks manage these lands for the inspiration, enjoyment, and education of all people.
Seven Feathers Casino
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Local Area Recreation Near Grants Pass KOA Journey
Boatnik is our local Memorial Day festival. Riverside Park will be full of carnival rides, fun activities, great food, and much more. Jet boat races are the main attraction and can be watched all weekend. Saturday is kicked off with a parade you won't want to miss. And if you stay our late enough, there are fireworks when it gets dark! Monday wraps up the final races of the weekend. This is a wonderful weekend to come visit the area and get a good feel for the local atmosphere.
Grants Pass, OR
Cheese Sampling at Rogue Creamery - Local Cheesemakers
Just over a half hour away from the Grants Pass KOA, visit Rogue Creamery and Central Point's Artisan Corridor. Sample a variety of locally made artisan cheeses, shop for a picnic, or enjoy a freshly made grilled cheese with their famous cheeses.
From the Rogue Creamery Website:
Food and Drink
• Plenty of Cheese Samples to taste
• Mind-blowing, solar powered, Grilled Cheese sandwiches
• The full line of Rogue Creamery Blues, Cheddars, and Curds
• Artisan Cheese and Salami from across the US and around the world
• Rogue Ales & Root Beer as well as Local Wine on tap- We fill Growlers
• Specialty foods and beverages from around the region and the world
• Cheese boards, cheese tools, and the best accompaniments; crackers, honey, jams, nuts, olives, and more
• See the cheddar production room
• Learn about handmade cheese, pairings, wine, beer, and cider
• Regional, agricultural history since 1933
• Bring your group - field trips, car clubs, civic organizations welcome
• The best "Rest Stop" in Southern Oregon
• Park once for World Class Cheese, Wine, and Chocolate
• Real Food provisions for your picnic or excursion
• Crowd pleasing gifts for your hosts and families
North Front St. (Hwy 99/ N.Pacific Hwy)
Central Point, OR 97502
Monday thru Friday 9-5; Saturday 9-6; and Sunday 11-5
Year Round Saturday Grower's Market
In winter, the Saturday Grower's Market is held indoors at the Josephine County Fairgrounds on 199, just a couple miles off I-5 at Exit 55, and starting in Mid-March, the Grower's Market moves outdoors to the heart of old downtown Grants Pass at 4th and F Street. Find the best local produce, handcrafted art, handmade soaps, lotions, baked goods and so much more.
From the Grower's Market Website: The Growers' Market, located in Grants Pass OR, has become a SATURDAY MORNING TRADITION in downtown Grants Pass. Founded in 1980, the Grower's Market has provided fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, specialty foods and gourmet herbs and seasonings for 35 years. As the oldest and largest outdoor farmers' market in Southern Oregon, it has led the region in connecting farmers and their products directly to their customers. At the Growers' Market you'll find the ripest and freshest local fruits and vegetables within a 100 miles. From asparagus to zucchini, the Growers' Market showcases a constantly changing variety of products. Over 120 members attend the Growers' Market serving between 300 to 5,000 visitors each Saturday. Also in the Growers' Market are various non-profit community organizations who attend as guest vendors including the Humane Society, the Women's Crisis Support Team, AAUW Kitchen Tour, local school fund-raisers, 4-H and FFA groups, the Audubon Society and Master Gardeners. In addition there is local talent scattered throughout the Growers' Market when space is available. Look for a mime, a juggler and various musical acts throughout the market.
Josephine County Fairgrounds
Located in the heart of Grants Pass, Oregon, the Josephine County Fairgrounds hosts a number of unique events throughout the year. From the indoor farmer's market in winter to various concerts, metaphysical fairs, a rodeo, and the Josephine County Fair usually held mid-August, and so much more, the JoCo Fairgrounds has something for everyone. To get to the fairgrounds from the Grants Pass KOA, head south on I-5 to Exit 55 for Hwy 199 towards Crescent City. The Fairgrounds are located right off 199 at 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass OR 97527
Wine Tasting - Del Rio Vinyards
Located south of us, just off I-5 at Exit 43, you'll find local favorite Del Rio Vinyards, and their famous tasting room, which is an old hotel built in 1864.
52 N River Road
Gold Hill, OR 97525