The Eagle Point & Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1996 to assist and promote a healthy, inviting community; to attract and assist business and to be of service to those visiting or considering locating in the area.
Bird Watching Denman Wildlife Area Trail- between Tou Velle State Park and Little Butte Creek where it flows into the Rogue River. Just over one-half mile long loop. Despite its short distance, it offers a large variety of birds, deer, and at times, beavers, raccoons and muskrats can be seen.
Can be reached by taking Antelope Road to Agate Road, turn right . Continue past the stop sign at Ave G (Fire District No. 3) and at the crest of the hill on the left is a small parking area and gate. Walk down the road to the trailhead. It can also be reached at Tou Velle Park
Boating Eagle Point is considered the Gateway to the Lakes. Within an hour or less, one will find Agate Lake, Fish Lake and Lake of the Woods as well as Willow Lake and Lost Creek Lake. Camping, fishing, swimming and water skiing on the larger lakes are all enjoyable past-times. Lost Creek Lake, site of William B. Jess Dam, is located between Trail and Prospect.
This photograph is taken at the Marina. Stewart State Park, McGregor Visitor Center and Cole M. Rivers Fish Hatchery are nearby attractions.
Crater Lake National Park Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of years. No place 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. Kids can earn their Junior Ranger badge year round. Stop in the Steel Visitor Center to pick up the activity booklet and more information.
Hunting Wild turkeys are rather abundant in the Upper Rogue and can be seen until hunting season.
It is wise to watch out for deer, they can readily be seen along the river, crossing Highway 62 and even occasionally in the various Upper Rogue communities. Hunting quail, pheasant and ducks is also readily done during the appropriate season.
Lakes Some of the area lakes include Agate Lake. It is a small lake. Motorboats are not allowed, but there is fishing.
Fish Lake and Lake of the Woods are about 40 minutes from Eagle Point on Hwy. 140 (toward Klamath Falls.) They each have a restaurant, cabins, excellent fishing and camping.
Water skiing and sailing is done at Lake of the Woods, and, of course, fishing is also very popular. Other area lakes include Willow Lake, outside of Butte Falls and Lost Creek Lake. Hiking is very popular at both of these sites in addition to fishing. At Lost Creek, water skiing is popular. To the south end of the Rogue Valley, is Emigrant Lake and Howard Prairie.
Little Butte Creek Beautiful Little Butte Creek can be seen from many different locations around Eagle Point. Throughout Eagle Point you can find many areas along Butte Creek to enjoy the view of our creek, or have a picnic at Harnish Wayside Park or the Butte Creek Mill.
Mount McLoughlin Mount McLoughlin dominates the northeastern sky over the Upper Rogue. Mount McLoughlin has been known by a number of different names over the years, including Mount Pitt (after the Pit River), Big Butte, M'laiksini Yaina (Klamath Indians), Malsi (Takelma Indians), Mount Shasty (although this name was applied to Mount Shasta to the south by the 1841 Wilkes Expedition), and Snowy Butte. It's the sixth highest Cascade peak in Oregon but relatively unknown. The Pacific Crest Trail skirts the eastern and northern sides and also accesses the only trail to the summit. On a clear day, the Sky Lakes Wilderness area, Crater Lake, Rogue Valley, and Mount Shasta are visible from the summit. This is the highest peak between Shasta and South Sister. To summit is an 11 mile round-trip hike, that is moderate to difficult, and recommended only during mid to late summer after snow has melted from the trail.
Rogue River Little Butte Creek flows into the world renowned Rogue River just five minutes from Eagle Point at Touvelle Park. The park is located on Table Rock Road, just north and down the hill from Antelope Road. The Rogue begins at Boundary Springs, near Crater Lake and ends some 215 miles later at the Pacific Ocean. The waters of the Rogue are cold and calm or breath-taking and challenging. Waterfalls of some 175 ft., to Class 4 kayaking water with some of the nations best salmon and steelhead fishing, make the Wild and Scenic Rogue River a must see.
Salmon Fishing Those who fish the Rogue River know they have experienced an opportunity they won’t soon forget. Chinook, coho (silver salmon), summer and winter steelhead and trout are found in the Rogue. Depending upon the season, it is not beyond the realm of possibility to catch a salmon upwards of 65 pounds.
Best opportunity is from the hatchery at Lost Creek to Gold Hill. Bank fishing is particularly good in the area around Trail and Casey State Park. Driftboats and guides can be used for much of the remainder of the Upper Rogue spring fishing. From the end of July through August, it is time to fish for summer steelhead. Wild fish cannot be kept. Only those with fins clipped, which indicate they are hatchery fish, can be kept.
The Rogue River Guides Association lists 60 or so members and associate members. Businesses in Shady Cove and Trail can provide information on fishing, guides, and rafting.
Table Rocks Once a sanctuary for Takelma Indians, today these cliff-edged mesas in the Upper Rogue are a haven for hikers and endangered wildflowers. Views from the cliffs extend across the Rogue River to the Siskiyous and the Cascades. Visit in spring to catch the best flower displays and to avoid summer's merciless heat.
Butte Creek Mill The only operational water-powered grist mill west of the Mississippi resides in Eagle Point. The 135-year-old Butte Creek Mill grinds its own flour using buhr stones brought from France to the mill via Cape Horn. The lower level of the mill includes an area for cheese and wine-tasting. The mill is open year round and there is no charge. It is located near the Covered Bridge and the Eagle Point Museum on North Royal Ave.
Covered Bridge - Little Butte Creek (Antelope Creek) Covered Bridge The Antelope Covered Bridge was built in 1922. Another similar bridge was torn down by the county. Area residents wanted this one preserved and following many fund raisers and endless hours of volunteering, it was moved 12 miles down two state highways to downtown Eagle Point in 1987. It straddles Little Butte Creek and provides a safe passage over the creek for school children. It is at the corner of Main and Royal. Its entrance is marked with large stones and on each stone is a plaque honoring those who served in various wars.
Covered Bridge - Lost Creek Covered Bridge The Lost Creek Bridge, at 39 feet, is the shortest of all Oregon covered bridges. Many Jackson County residents, including Shirley Stone, daughter of pioneer John Walch, claim the Lost Creek Bridge to have been built as early as 1878-1881. If authenticated, this would make it Oregon's oldest standing covered bridge. Johnny Miller, the builder of the Lost Creek Bridge, also roofed the nearby span at Lake Creek in the 1880s, thus lending credence to a sign nailed on the bridge: LOST CREEK BRIDGE, BUILT ABOUT 1881. The span may have been partially or totally rebuilt in 1919, hence the official construction date in that year.
Eagle Point Museum The original portion of the Eagle Point Museum was the old Long Mountain School. The school was built in 1925. When it was no longer used as a school, it was moved to school district property in Eagle Point and in 1977 moved across the Main St. Bridge to its present location where it became the museum. Since then it has seen two additions and now houses the second largest collection in Jackson County. Most of the collection is from Eagle Point area families. It is located on Royal Ave., near the covered bridge.
Lake Creek Historical Society Established in 1990, the Lake Creek Historical Society was formed to help preserve the rich and varied heritage found within the Lake Creek area of the Rogue River Valley. The Society works to restore and preserve historic sites and structures, document our colorful history and create a great awareness of our Natural resources. Some of the historical buildings you can visit at Lake Creek Historical Society include: The Charley Cabin, Pioneer Hall, and Lost Creek Covered Bridge
Wood House The Walter Wood House, constructed in 1870, is just north of Eagle Point on Hwy 62. This homestead will give you an appreciation for history, and living conditions in 1870. Historically maintained, the Old Wood House is one of the most photographed houses in the Pacific Northwest.
Honoring Our Veterans
Avenue of the Flags Patriotism plays a significant role in Eagle Point with the former Camp White (the remainder portion now houses the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinic) just south of the city and the Eagle Point National Cemetery on the hillside overlooking the community. As the Eagle Point & Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce was organized, one of its first projects became the Avenue of the Flags.
Today flags adorn the main entrance into the community from Highway 62 and Linn Road down Main Street across the Main St. Bridge. Plans call for the flags to continue to the Eagle Point National Cemetery by late spring. This venture gained national attention and the concept has been adopted by many cities.
Each flag was a casket flag donated to Avenue of the Flags by family members.
In 2003, a Wall of Patriotism was dedicated in the Ashpole Center (adjacent to city hall). There one will find the names of each veteran in whose memory a casket flag was donated, as well as a list of the donors. The display is surrounded by a flag from each branch of the military service.
The Avenue of the Flags display is put in place for each patriotic holiday.
Camp White - Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics Camp White, a U.S. Army Cantonment, was built on the Agate Desert, near Medford, Oregon, at the start of World War II. First the home of the 91st "Fir Tree" Division under Major General Charles Gerhardt, Camp White trained the 96th Division as well as engineering, medical, and artillery units between 1942 and 1945. Today, Camp White is part of the US Department of Veteran's Affairs: Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics, and is the nation’s only freestanding residential rehabilitation center. Tours of the Camp White Military Museum are available.
Eagle Point National Cemetary The Eagle Point National Cemetery covers 43 acres and overlooks the community. It opened in 1952. Today there are 13,000 interments. The facility is open from sunrise to sunset. Phone (541) 826-2511, located at the top of Riley Road, between Alta Vista and Stevens Road. At the Cemetery you can see: a carillon donated by the American Veterans as part of their international living-memorial program, a memorial dedicated to All Unknown Veterans, and a memorial dedicated to all 1st Marine Divisions of all Wars.
Golf & WIne
Eagle Point Golf Course Eagle Point Golf Club, a semi-private facility that is open to the public with a limited amount of memberships available. We are located 10 miles east of Medford in the Rogue Valley. Robert Trent Jones, Jr. opened this spectacular layout in 1996 with natural terrain and four sets of tees ranging from the green tees at 5091 yards to the black tees at 7099 yards, creating plenty of interest, and making this course challenging for all levels of ability. Eagle Point Golf Club was selected in the top 10 public courses by Golf Week Magazine for 2007. Eagle Point was also ranked as one of Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" for 2007 and is ranked 11th in the state of Oregon by the Oregon Golf Association.
Stone Ridge Golf Club The 18-hole "Stone Ridge" course at the Stone Ridge Golf Club facility in Eagle Point, Oregon features 6,738 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 72.3 and it has a slope rating of 134. Designed by James A. Cochran, the Stone Ridge golf course opened in 1995.
Upper Rogue Wine Trail There are a number of outstanding wineries on the Upper Rogue Wine Trail. If you enjoy wine tasting, make a plan to visit Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellers and LaBrasseur Vineyards.
Harnish Visitor's Center, Interpretive Center, Wayside and Park The Harnish Visitor's Center, Interpretative Center, Wayside and Park, located at the Highway 62/Old Hwy. 62 entrance to Eagle Point is named after a long-time Eagle Point family. This is the ideal place is to pick up information and rest before you stop for a visit elsewhere in the community or Upper Rogue. Visitors will also learn about the area flora and fauna and their importance to the area, find maps, a computer to track real-time flow information as well as an information touch screen kiosk in the Little Butte Creek Room and the Area Attractions Room. Picnic on the well-manicured, shaded lawn or follow the short trail to Little Butte Creek, all part of the Harnish Wayside. The creek is one of the best salmon spawning streams in southern Oregon.
Oregon Vortex House of Mystery The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed. It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena, which can be captured on film. No matter your education or profession you will find a challenge to all your accepted theories.