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Whitehorse Park

Campground Description:  Whitehorse Park is owned and operated by Josephine County.  This park, like all Josephine County parks, is funded solely by entrance, day use and camping fees.  The park is situated on the shores of the Rouge River, offering plenty of fishing opportunities.  The park has full hook-up sites, primitive tent camping sites, hot showers and flush toilets.  The camping sites are all in a moderately wooded forest setting.  The day use area facility has a picnic shelter (seats 100 people) and offers a sink with counter and electricity.  Nearby in the day use area is a playground, bird sanctuary nature trail, boat ramp and river access.  Complete shopping and services are available in Grants Pass, a 7 mile drive.  Open May to October.

Number of Sites:  8 full hook-up, 34 tent camping sites and 1 yurt

Electricity:  At 8 camping sites

Water:  At 8 campsites and distributes around the tent camping area

Sewer:  At 8 camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Interstate 5 (I-5) north or southbound take exit 58 and turn south onto Highway 199 at the stop sign.  Follow Hwy 199 south for 1.7 miles to Southwest (SW) "G" street.  Turn right (west) onto "G" street.  Follow "G" street for 1.3 miles to Lincoln Road.  Turn left onto Lincoln Road and follow for 55 yards and turn right (west) onto Lower River Road.  Follow Lower River Road for 5.9 miles to the entrance to the park, on the left (south) side of the road.

Fishing:  Yes.  Whitehorse Park is situated on the shores of the Rouge River.  Note that the current is quite strong at the boat launch.  Fish for salmon and steelhead as well as trout.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Good.  The light dome of light pollution from Grants Pass is visible.  The only area with reasonable access to the sky is the day use area.  The exact location for computerized telescopes (at the day use area) is 42 26' 10" N, 123 27' 37" 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
Whitehorse Park

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The sign at the entrance to Whitehorse Park

Map of Whitehorse Park

The boat ramp to the Rogue River at Whitehorse Park

There is only one yurt at Whitehorse Park

One of the full hook-up RV camping sites at Whitehorse Park

The Rouge River at Whitehorse Park

The day use area at Whitehorse Park

A full hook-up RV camping site at Whitehorse Park


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