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Illinois Valley

The Illinois Valley is home to the Oregon Caves National Monument and the Wild & Scenic Illinois River.

Recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities abound in countless local parks, galleries and non-profit centers. The famous Redwood Highway–Highway 199 from Redwoods National Park in Crescent City to Grants Pass–runs right through the Illinois Valley wine country, river swimming holes and other delightful outdoor spots.

Illinois Valley Cities

Cave Junction

Spranging to life during the gold rush, it was the discovery of the Oregon Caves National Monument in 1874 that put Cave Juncion on the map. The underground marble halls is just one reason to visit the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. Go wine tasting, float the Illinois River, or enjoy the national forest.


Nestled along the Applegate Wine Loop between Historic Jacksonville and rugged Grants Pass. Exploring Wilderville brings scenic wonders and tasty treats.


Getting There

East - West

The Illinois Valley lays along Highway 199 and serves as a resting point between I5 located Grants Pass and the coastal destination of Brookings. Spanning 100 miles, expect the route to take 2-hours.