This beautifully situated town on the Rogue River, which runs through its heart and provides recreation and inspiration to all. The convergence of Hwys 99, 199 and I-5 at Grants Pass plus proximity to Hwys 234 and 62 make this city a great base for exploring Crater Lake, Oregon Caves National Monument, Redwood National Park, the Oregon coast, Siskiyou National Forest and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Things To Do
- Fine dining
- Wineries and craft breweries
- Unique restaurants and specialty shops
- Waterskiing and swimming
- Camping and RVing
The quaint community of Merlin is a delightful jumping off point for river rafting and fishing adventures that will take you through some of the most beautiful and exciting portions of the Rogue River. Much of the river’s charm lies in its thrilling whitewater stretches, which alternate with mild ripples and placid pools; the town of Merlin provides a wide range of services for travelers, from a fly fishing shop to a beauty shop to restaurants, a gas station, grocery store, post office and bank.
Gold Hill & Rogue River
Less than 10 miles north of Central Point, this rustic hamlet sits alongside the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. The City of Rogue River lies along the banks of the Rogue River less than 8 miles north of Gold Hill. A great climate and friendly businesses make Rogue River a welcoming place to stay.
Things To Do
- Swimming and sunbathing
- Gold Hill Regional Park, the Gold Hill Family Beach Park and the Gold Nugget County Recreation area
- The Gold Hill Sports Park with a boat launch, covered picnic area, disc golf course, tennis and basketball courts, and the world-famous Rogue River
- Gold Hill Historical Society Museum
- Valley of the Rogue State Park between Gold Hill and Rogue River
- Palmerton Arboretum in Rogue River, collection of specimen trees and access to Evans Creek
- The Woodville Museum in Rogue River, notable collection of pioneer artifacts
The city of Central Point is nestled between the majestic Cascade and Siskiyou Mountain ranges on I-5 in the Rogue Valley just north of Medford. Officially incorporated in 1889, the city of Central Point is fast-growing but continues to have a “small town” feel. Its central location in the heart of the Rogue Valley gives easy access to all that Jackson County offers in recreation and entertainment.
Things To Do
- Easy access to fishing, rafting, skiing, boating, hiking, biking, camping and golf
- The Rogue Valley Family Fun Center
- Crater Rock Museum
- A large regional mall is located within four miles of Central Point and a factory outlet shopping center is 12 miles south on I-5