3 Days in Jacksonville

It’s a bit off the beaten path, so not everyone’s been to Jacksonville in Southern Oregon — or even heard of it. But that’s exactly what makes it so special. This charming 1850’s gold mining town — not far from Medford and Ashland and about 90 minutes from Crater Lake — beckons with its mild… More
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Jacksonville

Welcome to the gateway to the Applegate Valley Wine Trail.

Jacksonville is a historic Gold Rush town now known for a thriving cultural and epicurean scene. Named one of America’s top 10 coolest small towns by Budget Travel Magazine, Jacksonville is home to the summer-long Britt Music & Arts Festival, an incredible selection of independently owned shops and eateries, celebrated winemakers and accessible hiking and biking opportunities.

Trip Ideas

  • Oregon Wineries Go Green
    The fields at Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden in Southern Oregon are awash in the pastels of springtime: pink, blue, purple and white. Fungi grow amidst the grapes — a sign of healthy soil — and a wealth of... More
  • The Jacksonville Gourmand
    Celebrated for its charming turn-of-the-century buildings, the Gold Rush city of Jacksonville is experiencing another kind of boom, this time epicurean. A stroll down California Street, with its two-story brick and wood buildings, may feel... More
    Joan Cirillo, Guest Author
  • Wine, Music and Theater in Southern Oregon
    Be prepared to slow down when you visit Southern Oregon. It’s a place where it’s best to linger — over wine and conversation, or a thought-provoking drama, or a concert under the stars. It’s a... More

Uniquely Jacksonville Attractions

Beekman House
Jacksonville, Southern Oregon
Jacksonville Cemetery
Jacksonville, Southern Oregon
TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast
Jacksonville, Southern Oregon
Elan Guest Suites & Gallery
Jacksonville, Southern Oregon
The New Wine Pioneers
Jacksonville, Southern Oregon
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Nearby Trails to Explore

Woodland Trails
Jacksonville, Southern Oregon
Southern Oregon Lavender Trail
Wine Tasting, Artisan Meals and Shakespeare
Southern Oregon Arts & Bounty Electric Byway
Appetite for Adventure in Southern Oregon
Winter Getaway to the Rogue Valley
Southern Oregon Taster’s Tour
Jacksonville, Southern Oregon
Table Rocks, Oregon’s Islands in the Sky

Ask Oregon

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 any public land stretch of river, and 1/4 a mile up…

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