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Is November a good time to visit Ashland?

If you visit in early November, check out the Ashland Culinary Festival. And to make a weekend out of it, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival often has discounted tickets on plays during late fall. November in Southern Oregon tends to be chilly and…

October 14th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Can we stay close to Crater Lake in an RV in October?

I think October is an ideal month to visit Crater Lake! The two campgrounds within the national park are only open during the summer, but there are several wonderful campgrounds located on Highway 62 between Prospect and the park, plus Diamond Lake,…

September 26th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Is there RV camping at Crater Lake?

Yes, you can RV camp below the rim at Crater Lake at Mazama Village Campground, the only RV camping in Crater Lake National Park. You can make reservations in advance online or by phone, but only for a limited number of RV sites. However, there are…

August 31st, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where can we see redwood trees in Oregon?

In Southern Oregonyou can find wonderful redwood groves by driving out the Redwood Highway (Highway 199) from Grants Pass to the Oregon Coast.Along the way you can access short hiking trails into the redwoods at several locations, as well as…

August 5th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where can I pan for gold in Southern Oregon?

For gold panning, the Rogue River is a great place. We’ve seen many people panning for gold along the lower Rogue around Grave Creek (just past the little town of Galice…take the Merlin Exit of I-5 north of Grants Pass). You can pan on…

July 5th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What are the most dog-friendly towns in Southern Oregon?

Oregon in general is a very dog-friendly state! In my opinion, Ashland and the smaller, historic town of Jacksonville are the most dog-friendly towns in Southern Oregon, with plenty of restaurants that allow dogs on their decks and lodging options…

June 24th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Are there places to stand-up paddleboard near Ashland?

Excellent question! Yes, there are several great places to SUP near Ashland. In fact, my family regularlypaddleboards. At Emigrant Lake, which is located just a few miles from town, maybe people SUP from the boat dock area at the county park, or…

June 9th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Besides Crater Lake, where should we stop in Southern Oregon?

Before you get to Crater Lake, I suggest exploring Ashland and the greater Rogue Valley. Outside Ashland, I highly recommend spending some time in the Siskiyou Mountains. Whether you have kids or not, Willow Witt farm is a wonderful retreat. Stay…

May 20th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What attractions are recommended for kids in Southern Oregon?

You’ll have a great time with kids in Southern Oregon! On the Oregon Coast, I highly recommend staying at Whaleshead Resort. They have very unique and beautiful cabins for rent that overlook the ocean, and a pedestrian walkway takes you…

May 6th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where should we visit after Crater Lake?

Glad to hear you have time to explore more of Oregon after visiting Crater Lake! I suggest driving from Crater Lake National Park north on Highway 97 to Highway 138 toward Roseburg (known as the Waterfall Highway). There are many places to stop road…

April 22nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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About Author Amy Whitley

Amy Whitley is an outdoors and family travel writer making her home in Southern Oregon. An avid backpacker, skier, and hiker, Amy has written features celebrating Oregon travel experiences from yurt camping to hut-to-hut skiing for local and national publications. Passionate about families getting outdoors together, Amy authors the NWKids column in OutdoorsNW Magazine, and spends her free time trying to keep up with her three school-aged sons in the backcountry. A lover of travel across the US and internationally, Amy is an editor at Trekaroo, and founder of Pit Stops for Kids.

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