Road Work, Expect Delays
ODOT will be preparing highway 46 for asphalt patching. Please use caution when traveling between the monument and Grayback Campground. Various work will be from continue until July 31, 2014.
Watch for Wildlife
Please be on the lookout for fawns on the section of Caves Highway around Caves Campground! There is at least one very young one that is using the pavement as his transportation corridor.
There are a variety of tourist attractions which include: boat rides on the Rogue River, The "Oregon Vortex", the nationally recognized, Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Britt Music Festival, Jacksonville Historic Site, Wildlife Safari Animal Park as well as history and art museums.
Berries, Fruits, and Vegetables
This region is often referred to as the berry capital of Oregon with blackberries, raspberries, and huckleberries at the top of the list. Several fruit stands and farmers markets with locally grown produce can be found in the Caves Junction area throughout most of the summer. Tomatoes, corn, and potatoes are among the most common vegetables sold. Apples, pears, and cherries are the common fruit. The region is also gaining a reputation for growing grapes.
During the summer and fall, the city of Grants Pass has a Grower's Market with many local farmers selling organic produce and hand-crafted items.
The valley hosts many local events during the summer.
June: Iron Horse, Shining Stars
July: Bluegrass Festival
August: Blackberry Festival
September: Labor Day Parade
Did You Know?
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker. Funny, mischief making cartoon character Woody Woodpecker, was inspired by this bird. Other birds need this species for survival. They will use the holes or cavities the Pileated drills as nests, winter shelter, and a way to get at food inside trees that is otherwise hidden.