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Eagle Point – Small Community, Big Heart

Eagle Point is a sweet little town that was born in the gold rush days of the 1850’s.  To this day Eagle Point prides itself on its strong family values and community connection as it grows.  Visit historical sites, dine in modest family owned restaurants, and take in the beautiful landscape that graces every southern Oregon view.  Here’s a little peek into life in Eagle Point.

WHAT TO DO

EXPLORE

Covered bridge
ANTELOPE BRIDGE / COVERED BRIDGE PARK

Found in the center of town the Antelope Creek Bridge is a 54 foot covered bridge crossing over Little Butte Creek.  It is one of only 50 covered bridges built in Oregon that was built to handle vehicles.  It is now used as a foot bridge and is also the location of the veteran's memorial rocks that are dedicated to each of the major wars.

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Wood House
THE WOOD HOUSE

The Old Wood House is a hwy. 62 icon built in 1870 by Marvin Sylvester Wood, a Civil War Veteran.  With the backdrop of Mt. McLoughlin, the Wood House is the most photographed and art painted house in the Pacific Northwest.  The Wood House has been refurbished and is now preserved and operated by volunteers.  Anytime through the year you can stop by and take pictures from the outside and picnic at the table provided.  Appointments can be made for private tours by calling 541.826.2177or you can get tours during any of the many events through the year.

Annual Events

May-Farm Festival

October - Harvest Festival Show & Halloween Open House

December - Old-Fashioned Christmas

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HIKE

Well within a an hour of Eagle Point there are multiple day and even overnight hiking opportunities.  Here are some of our favorites!

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LOWER AND UPPER TABLE ROCKS, WHITE CITY

Lower Table Rock is a 3.5 mile round trip hike and Upper Table Rock is a 2.5 mile round trip hike, but don't stop when you reach the top of the trail head.  Both tables offer magnificent views when you explore the top boasting vernal pools and wildflowers in the spring, and almost dessert like views in the summer.  When you hike to edge you will encounter phenomenal views of the Rogue Valley.  A quick 15 mile jaunt from Eagle Point.

Lower Table Rock MAP | Upper Table Rock MAP

MILL CREEK FALLS, BARR CREEK FALLS, & AVENUE OF THE GIANT BOULDERS, PROSPECT

 

The hike to Mill Creek Falls is a short 1.4 mile out and back hike.  A very easy hike for kids with a wide path for discovery.  Be mindful that there are no rails so keep your distance from the edge.  Barr Creek Falls is less than 1/4 mile up the same trail and the best view is atop the boulder that is at the end of the path.

If you want to continue your exploration taking a left at the fork takes you to the Avenue of the Giant Boulders.  Get ready to be amazed by the power of the mighty Rogue River.  Our kids love to climb all over the rocks and we will often enjoy our snack while relaxing on them.  If you go at the end of the summer the water is low enough that you can climb the rocks almost to the bridge which is also a great spot to get some bouldering/rick climbing in if you have the equipment to do so.

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PEARSONY FALLS, PROSPECT

If you are going to Mill Creek Falls you may as well go to Pearsony Falls as it is only a mile up the road.  More a walk then a hike, take the nature path to see this beautiful waterfall hidden among the trees.  If you continue your walk you will be at the top of the Mill Creek Falls.

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BLUE CANYON TRAIL TO BLUE LAKE, KLAMATH FALLS

If you are looking for a longer hike that is going to take you into enchanting forests and to a beautiful lake you must do this.  This is a 6.3 moderate out and back hike that you can from March until November and is part of the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

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LOST CREEK LAKE

This hike is a wonderful moderate hike for the family.  If you want to do the whole hike around the lake it is 18 miles, but you can do an out and back from Joseph H. Stewart Park.  Along the way there are open meadows, wildflowers and gorgeous views of Lost Creek Lake.  You can also spend the day at the Lost Creek Marina where you can rent paddleboards, sailboats, kayaks and more.

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Stay

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THE CHALETS AT EAGLE POINT GOLF CLUB

Boutique lodging adjacent to the golf club there are on adn two bedroom suites availble to stay in with gorgeous views!

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CAMP AT JOSEPH H. STEWART STATE RECREATION AREA

Joseph Stewart Park is the perfect spot for a family-friendly stay.  The campsites are positioned around the playground so that watching the kids is easy while you kickback and relax enjoying the fresh forest air.  This is also where you can take on that hike around Lost Creek Lake.  MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

RAFT

Shady Cove is Eagle Point's next door neighbor where there are mulitple places to rent rafts or you can even hire guides to take you down.  One of the most popular sports of the summer, if you haven't been you will never forget the experience.  Pack your lunch, jump in a raft, and see the Rogue River from a whole new perspective.

Our favorite business to rent from is Raft the Rogue Rentals.  They are very reasonably priced and they provide extra little things like dry bags, ice to fill your coolers, and squirt guns.

FISH

The Rogue River is world renowned for its amazing fishing.  Whether you would like to fly fish or pole fish guides are available to take you down the river.

The Fishin Hole Fly Shop can help you out with all that you need.

GOLF

Eagle Point is fortunate enough to be home to a Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course that is open to the public.  BOOK YOUR TEE TIME AT THE RESORT AT EAGLE POINT

Eagle Point Golf

EAT & DRINK

 

BREAKFAST

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SENSATIONAL SWEETS

Not only do they make beautiful cakes and cookies, but they offer gooey cinnamon rolls, donuts, and even lunch options.  This is truly a locals spot that almost feels like a secret.  Note, they are cash only.  No menu available online but we can show you how to get there.  MAP

CRACKIN' AND STACKIN'

Known for their signature pancake stacks with 13 different batters and tons of toppings.  They also offer waffles, burgers and even gluten free and vegan options.

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LUNCH & DINNER

JUAN'S EL CAPORAL

Another truly local spot,  El Caporal has no online presence but it's a locals spot that is a favorite to fill your craving for family Mexican food.

SCHMIZZA PUB & GRUB

Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches and Beer in a fun family-friendly atmosphere.

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TALON GRILL

Located at the The Resort at Eagle Point they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Classic dishes like Chicken Marsala and Pasta Primavera.

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WINE TASTING

You can't visit Eagle Point without visiting its wineries.  Southern Oregon's thriving viticulture is well represented in two gorgeous sprawling winteries.  Enjoy the day sipping award winning wines will nibbling on local cheeses and chocolate, and even rustic wood-fired pizzas.

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KRISELLE CELLARS

Kriselle Cellars has a gorgeous tasting room with outdoor seating that has a large grass area perfect for kids to enjoy themselves too.  On weekends they offer wood-fired pizza and everyday they serve their cheese plates and platters.  All details can be found on their website.

 

BAYER FAMILY ESTATE

Bayer Family Estate offers breathtaking views and a gorgeous tasting room along with their 5 varietals of wine.  During the summer they host live music and various events throughout the year.  Their website and Facebook page keep you up on all of the current happenings.

 

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NOTABLE EVENTS

VINTAGE FAIRE

Enjoy a stroll back in time featuring wood carving, steam engines, trolley rides, quilters, antique cars, dutch oven cooking, and more!

 

EAGLE POINT 4TH OF JULY

Every 4th you can join the community of Eagle Point for an old-fashioned smalltown 4th of July celebration.  Start the day with a 5k and fun run followed by a day of activities including a parade, street fair and fireworks.

A full calendar of events for Eagle Point can be found HERE.

ABOUT THE

AUTHOR

What to do in Southern Oregon
Lanessa Pierce is the owner and social media manager of
"What to Do in Southern Oregon" a local events blog, website
and social media outlet showcasing the region's best events
and adventures. Lanessa enjoys all that Oregon has to offer
with her husband and two children, getting outdoors as much
as possible. She is also passionate about local
homegrown music, food, beer and wine.
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