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Griffin Park

Campground Description:  Griffin Park is owned and operated by Josephine County.  Like All Josephine County parks, Griffin Park is financially supported by day use and camping fees only.  Also like all Josephine County parks, this park is well kept and offers beautiful trees, shrubs and manicured landscaping.  In the park's day use area is a shelter that can accommodate up to 60 people.  The shelter has a fireplace, electricity, a sink and a large BBQ.  Other activities available at Griffin Park include a nature trail, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming and boating.  Griffin Park is closed from mid October through early April.  Complete services and shopping are available in Grants Pass.

Number of Sites:  15 RV camping sites with full hook-ups
                                4 tent camping camping sites
                                1 yurt for rent

Electricity:  At the 15 RV camping sites

Water:  At 15 RV campsites and distributed throughout the tent camping area

Sewer:  At 15 RV camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes, for registered campers

Directions:  From Interstate 5 (I-5) northbound or southbound, take exit 55 and follow to Highway 199.  Follow Highway 199 southwest for 9.5 miles to Riverbanks Road.  At Riverbanks Road, turn right (north).  Follow Riverbanks Road for 6.6 miles to Griffin Road.  At Griffin Road turn right (north) and follow for 0.5 miles to the park entrance.

Fishing:  Yes.  Griffin Park is situated on the shores of the Rouge River.  Fish for salmon and steelhead as well as trout.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Good.  There is an open fields that offer clear views of the sky to the northwest of the restroom building. There is also adequate space on the river bank unless the river is running high. The exact location for computerized telescopes (at the field near the restrooms) is 42 27' 46" N, 123 29' 17" W

Nearby Golfing: 

Applegate Golf Course
7350 New Hope Rd
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
Phone: (541) 955-0480
Applegate Golf - Public

Colonial Valley Golf Course
75 Nelson Way
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Phone: (541) 479-5568
Colonial Valley Golf Course - Public

Dutcher Creek Golf Course
4611 Upper River Rd
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Phone: (541) 474-2188
Dutcher Creek Golf Course - Public 

Red Mountain Golf Course
324 N Schoolhouse Creek
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Phone: (541) 479-2297
Red Mountain Golf Course - Public

Contact Information:

Josephine County Parks Department

125 Ringuette Street
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone: (541) 474-5285
Griffin Park

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The sign at the entrance to Griffin Park

A map of the Griffin Park campground

A typical back-in RV camping site at Griffin Park

One of the pull through RV camping sites at Griffin Park

Griffin Park offers 1 yurt

Many camping sites at Griffin Park offer river views

The restrooms at Griffin Park offer hot showers and flush toilets

Playground equipment near the day use shelter at Griffin Park

The picnic shelter in the day use area of Griffin Park

The boat ramp into the Rouge River at Griffin Park


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