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The cities of Grants Pass, Cave Junction and the communities of Josephine County extend our invitation to you.

Surrounded by forested foothills and enlivened by the scenic Rogue, Applegate and Illinois rivers, we have a bounty to offer everyone.

From handsome historic architecture to year-round outdoor recreation, discovering the quality of life in our region is an experience not soon forgotten.

The growth in the area offers a viable business community for light manufacturing, retail and services.

It takes only a few days to discover the richness of Applegate, Rogue and Illinois valleys, but taking advantage of it all could fill a lifetime.

Originating in the nearby Cascade Mountains and flowing all the way to the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach, the Rogue River passes beneath the iconic Caveman bridge at the edge of downtown Grants Pass.

Outdoor enthusiasts flock to these three of America’s last unspoiled waterways, to enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, rafting and much more.

Fish, birds and other wildlife show preference to the pristine waters as well. Many can be seen during a stroll through Riverside Park, a jet boat tour to Hellgate Canyon or a hike along the many trails through our wild and scenic areas.

Indoor enthusiasts can find themselves charmed by the area’s antique stores, the hospitable cafes and restaurants.

You will also find a thriving artistic community including museums, theater companies and live music venues.

Josephine County and particularly its Illinois and Applegate Valleys continue to gain respect amongst wine-makers from Oregon and beyond.

Come and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the best river county in America!

Latest News

  • Legislative Update 05/18/2015
    Review of past week (May 11 – May 15):
    • The May 2015 Revenue Forecast was released on Thursday, fulfilling the hopes of lawmakers and policymakers that the forecast would yield significant additional resources for K-12 and other state programs.  State Economist Mark McMullen broke the good news to a joint...
  • News Release: For OSCC May 1-8
    Review of past week (April 27 – May 1):
    • It was a slow week in the capitol.  Many committees were cancelled as legislators spent several additional hours in floor session voting on a backlog of legislation.  The legislature did not meet on Friday.
    •          The House passed a much watered down version...