City of Grants Pass
Known for its mild climate, Grants Pass is located just 55 miles north of the California border in Southwestern Oregon. With a rich history, an abundance of arts & entertainment, and limitless recreational opportunity, Grants Pass is a wonderful small town with something for everyone.
With a population of 30,930, Grants Pass serves as the major commercial center for Josephine County. Downtown Grants Pass has recently been designated as a National Historic District. With the restoration of historic buildings, a multitude of antique and collectible shops, and the re-introduction of street parking, the downtown business district still thrives today.
Located just 83 miles east of the Oregon Coast, 100 miles southwest of Crater Lake, a U.S. National Park, and 50 miles northeast of the Oregon Caves, a U.S. National Monument, Grants Pass is a short drive from some of the most stunning scenery the earth has to offer. It's also the northern gateway to the Redwoods National Park and Smith River National Recreation Area.
The Rogue River
The star attraction is the world famous Rogue River flowing through town. The Rogue is one of the premier white-water rivers in America. Grants Pass is gateway to not only the best white-water the Rogue has to offer, but the 84 mile congressionally designated "wild & scenic" section of the river that twists & turns through a vastly unspoiled wilderness, offering tremendous wildlife viewing opportunities.
Experience the thrill of white-water rafting, fishing, and jetboating along the rogue. Explore the vast green landscape while hiking, mountain biking, or camping. And with plenty of other favorite sporting activities including golfing, hunting, and water & snow skiing, there is no better place than Grants Pass and the greater Southern Oregon area for the active lifestyle.