Medford and Vicinity

Located in Josephine County, Medford is a large city lying along the Interstate 5 corridor between Grants Pass and Ashland. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Oregon and a popular destination point for visitors interested in exploring the natural wonders nearby, including Crater Lake, the Rogue River and the Oregon Caves. Because it sits in the rain shadows of both the Cascade Range Mountains and the Siskiyou Mountains, Medford and the surrounding region is considerably warmer and drier than the Willamette Valley areas further north.

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    Category: Landmark Place

    Jacksonville and the nearby creek were at the center of Oregons 1851 Rogue River Valley gold rush. Learn more about this authentic pioneer town.

  • Upper and Lower Table Rocks

    Category: General Article

    These unique volcanic formations located outside Medford have some unusual secrets, including rare plants, animals and ecosystems.