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Crater Lake Great Cats World Park
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The park is an interactive park in which staff and trainers interact with the predators to bring out their natural and instinctive behaviors. The Park is nestled in the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern Oregon. Our 10 acres are home to one of the largest and most varied collections of exotic cats on the west coast. There are more than 14 species of cats at the park. Our goal is to introduce as many guests as possible to our many feline ambassadors and demonstrate some of their incredible athletic abilities.

Visit the Great Cats World Park website.


Rough & Ready Botanical Wayside
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Rough & Ready Wayside is one of the most botanically diverse areas of the Pacific Northwest. It is located about 5 miles south of Cave Junction on Highway 199. The Wayside encompasses 19 acres of serpentine soils with some of the most interesting and rare botanical adaptations found in the Pacific Northwest.

The Wayside was established in 1938 to preserve the botanicals and serve as a interpretive and educational resource for local agencies, organizations, and schools.

The following is a list of flowers and brushes you may find blooming in the months of April and May in the Wayside.

*E* = Endangered Species
*R* = Rare Species
*S* = Sensitive Species
*F* = Federally Listed
( ) = Scientific Name
Blooming in April
common yarrow
(achillea millefolium)
waldo rock-cress *E*
(arabis aculeolata)
koehler's rock-cress *E*
(arabis koehleri)
McDonald's rock-cress *FES*
(arabis macdonaldiana)
nodding arnica
(arnica cordifolia)
deltoid balsamroot
(balsamorhiza deltoidia)
harvest lily
(brodiaea elegans)
siskiyou ceanothus
(ceanothus pumilus)
purple & white chinese houses
(collinsia heterophylla)
coast larkspur
(delphinium decorum)
henderson's shooting star
(dodecatheon hendersonii)
cushion buckwheat
(eriogonum caespitosum)
blue field gilia
(gilia capitata)
large fruited lomatium
(lomatium macrocarpum)
purpule-mouse-ears *RE*
AKA-douglas-monkeyflower
(mimulus douglasii)
monkeyflower
(mimulus guttatus)
naked broomrape
(orobanche uniflora)
western buttercup
(ranunculus occidentalis)
hooker's indian pink *S*
(silene hookerii)
hall's violet *RE*
(viola hallii)
two-eyed violet *RE*
(viola ocellata)
common yarrow
(achillea millefolium)
scythe-leaved onion
(allium falcifolium)
waldo rock-cress *E*
(arabis aculeolata)
McDonald's rock-cress *FES*
(arabis macdonaldiana)
nodding arnica
(arnica cordifolia)
Blooming in May
deltoid balsamroot
(balsamorhiza deltoidea)
harvest lily
(brodiaea elegans)
cat's ear
(calochortus elegans)
short-lobed red indian paintbrush
(castilleja brevilobata)
siskiyou ceanothus
(ceanothus pumilus)
field or meadowcheekweed
(cerastiumarvense)
purple & white chinese houses
(collinsia heterophylia)
coast larkspur
(delphinium decorum)
henderson's shooting star
(dodecatheon hendersonii)
cushion buckwheat
(eriogonum caespitosum)
oregon sunshine
(eriophyllum lanatum)
rough wallflower
(erysimum asperum)
bluefield gilia
(gilia capitata)
carrot-leaved horkelia
(horkelia daucifolia)
siskiyou iris
(iris bracteata)
large-fruited lomatium
(lomatium macrocarpum)
purple-mouse-ears *RE*
(AKA-douglas monkey flower)
monkey flower
(mimulus guttatus)
naked broomropoe
(orobanche uniflora)
azure penstemon
(penstemon azureus)
showy plox
(phlox speciosa)
western buttercup
(ranunculus occidentalis)
hooker's indian pink *S*
(silene hookerii)
moth mullein
(verbascum blattaria)
hall's violet *RE*
(viola hallii)
two-eyed violet *RE*
(viola ocellata)

For a schedule of summer events contact the Illinois River Valley
Visitor Center, (541) 592-4076.


Lake Selmac Lake Selmac Resort
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Swim at Lake Selmac. This beautiful 160 acre man-made lake, adjacent to the town of Selma, offers boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, camping and full R.V. hook-up facilities.

call: (541) 597-2277
http://www.lakeselmacresort.com/


Crater Lake Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake is widely known for its intense blue color and spectacular views. During summer, visitors may navigate the Rim Drive around the lake, enjoy boat tours on the lake surface, stay in the historic Crater Lake Lodge, camp at Mazama Village, or hike some of the park's various trails including Mt. Scott at 8,929 ft. Diverse interpretative programs enhance visitors' knowledge and appreciation of this national park, 90% of which is managed as wilderness. The winter brings some of the heaviest snowfall in the country, averaging 533 inches per year. Although park facilities mostly close for this snowy season, visitors may view the lake during fair weather, enjoy cross-country skiing, and participate in weekend snowshoe hikes.

Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Range, 100 miles from the Pacific coast.

For information about the history of Crater Lake, and a complete guide for the tourist visit the National Park Service Website.

Our Area is Becoming Famous for it's award winning wines. The hot summer days and the cool nights along with the fertile valley soils provide near ideal conditions for producing high quality grapes. We have many small vineyards providing grapes for our wineries.
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Recreation Opportunities In The Siskiyou National Forest
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  • Campgrounds
  • Trails
    • Interpretive
    • Hiking
    • Horse/Stock
    • Mountain Biking
  • Recreation Rental Facilities
  • Accessible Recreation Opportunities
  • Rogue Wild & Scenic River
  • Illinois Wild & Scenic River
  • Dispersed Camping
  • Fishing Opportunities
  • Boating & Floating
  • Hunting Opportunities & Information
  • Scenic Driving tours
  • Winter Sports Activities
  • An Enduring Resource of Wilderness
    • Kalmiopsis
    • Wild Rogue
    • Siskiyou
    • Red Buttes
    • Grassy Knob

Visit the Forest Service Website for information
regarding each of the above categories.

Illinois Valley Ranger District
26568 Redwood Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Voice/TTY: (541) 592-4000
Fax : (541) 592-6545
http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/

FOREST SERVICE


NOW THAT'S A TREEHOUSE Out & About Treesort in Takilma
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Tree House Institute of Takilma, Oregon.
"As Seen On Good Morning America"

(541) 592-2208
(800) 200-5484

http://www.treehouses.com/



Forks Swimming Hole The Forks State Park
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A popular picnic area and swimming hole where the East & West Forks of The Illinois River converge. Located just south of Cave Junction. The park offers picnic tables and restrooms. There is a short walking trail near the picnic area. There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.



Josephine County Parks
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In Josephine County you'll find some of the most beautiful parks in the Pacific Northwest. Nearly all are located on the world famous Rogue River, which is well known for world class white water rafting and salmon and steelhead fishing. Visit the Josephine County Parks Website for information about camping facilities, activities offered, guide services, and specific information about each of the parks.

http://www.co.josephine.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=132

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