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Jackson On The Applegate River

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

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Summary

Jackson Campground is located on the Applegate River in the Applegate Valley near Medford, Grants Pass, and Jacksonville. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, cycling, and trails near the river. Facilities include tent and RV sites, a day use area, drinking water and flush toilets. Applegate Lake nearby offers kayaking, paddle boarding, and a boat ramp. The area is home to a vast array of wildlife and activities like the Rogue River National Recreation Trail, Crater Lake National Park, and the Britt Festival.

Overview

Jackson Campground is located on the beautiful Applegate River in the Applegate Valley near Medford, Grants Pass and historic Jacksonville.

Recreation

Jackson Campground sits on the shores of the Applegate River, a popular recreation site located north of the Red Buttes Wilderness Area. Visitors enjoy swimming, cycling, boating, canoeing, fishing and hiking the various trails near the river.

Nearby is the inactive Bigfoot trap, found at the beginning of the trail, built in 1974 by the North American Wildlife Research Team. The trap was inspired by a miner who lived near the Applegate River who claimed to have found 18-inch-long, human-like tracks in his garden. The organization operated the trap, keeping it baited with carcasses for six years, but caught only bears. Currently the Forest Service keeps an eye on the trap, but otherwise does not maintain it

Facilities

The campground has eight tent only campsites, three dry RV sites and one group site. Campsites are located along the Applegate River. Camp trailers are not recommended due to tight corners and short campsite spur lengths. The day use area is adjacent to campground.



Drinking water and flush toilets are available. There are NO showers



Kayak and paddle board rentals are available at nearby Applegate Lake, $30 for 3-hrs or $45 all-day. There is also a boat ramp offered at the Lake.



Please note, there is a two-night minimum when you desire to reserve a Friday or Saturday night.

Natural Features

The unique character of the landscapes comprising the area has led to the designation of over 340,000 acres of the forest as wilderness, and over 200 miles of streams as National Wild and Scenic Rivers.

The forest itself is composed of two distinct geological provinces, the Cascade Range and the Siskiyou Mountains. The Cascade Range is dominated by snow-c apped volcanic peaks like the 9,495-foot Mt. McLoughlin, located within the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

The Siskiyou area embodies the most complex and treasured plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. World-class wild rivers, biological diversity, remarkable fisheries and complex watersheds all define the Siskiyou.

Diverse landscapes provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife, from spotted owls and bull elk to salamanders and Sandhill cranes.

Nearby Attractions

Stop by historic Jacksonville while in the area or enjoy special events like the Britt Festival.

The nearby Rogue River National Recreation Trail, stretching 40 miles between Grave Creek and Big Bend, offers some of southwestern Oregon's most scenic landscapes and rewarding hiking experiences. This hiking-only trail follows the north bank of the Rogue River as it winds its way toward the Pacific Ocean.

Visitors enjoy Crater Lake National Park and learning about its unique natural and cultural history. At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the ten deepest lakes in the world.
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