Illinois Valley Community Development Organization
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201 Caves Highway
201 Caves Highway
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Phone: 541-592-4076
Contact: Annette Starbuck
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

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The Illinois Valley Visitor Center
The Illinois Valley Visitor Center

The Illinois Valley has a wealth of natural attractions for you to explore. Located in the Siskiyou National Forest, there are caves to spelunk, mountains to hike, rivers to swim and history to find. Come share the wonder!

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Highway 199 Traveler  and  Rogue River Country - The best available Southern Oregon tourism information for planning your vacation. Visit and enjoy all the activities, services and natural wonders offered in our outdoor recreation paradise.

Some Local Attractions

Siskiyou Field Institute - Why not extend your stay and learn more about the region with the Siskiyou Field Institute? Explore the unique natural history of Southwestern Oregon and Northern California's rugged Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains with the Siskiyou Field Institute (SFI). Dedicated naturalists lead you in discovering the unique geology, flora and fauna of this region.   There's something for everyone: wildflower illustration, bird watching, rafting trips, youth camps, technical courses and more.  Visit SFI’s website to learn more about their offerings for all ages and abilities.

Art Walk - One of the premier events of the Illinois Valley, ART WALK is held the second Friday of each month (April through December). Enjoy an ART WALK weekend with us! ART WALK is presented by the Illinois River Valley Arts Council (IRVAC).

Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area - Eight Dollar Mountain lies just south of Selma off of US Highway 199. The nineteen mile gravel road leading up the mountain delivers spectacular panoramas of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and allows access to several trail heads.

Illinois River Forks State Park - A popular picnic area and swimming hole where the East and West Forks of The Illinois River converge. Located just south of Cave Junction. "Concerts in The Park" are held in the summer....

Kalmiopsis Wilderness - This 180,000 acre Kalmiopsis Wilderness is characterized by deep rough canyons, sharp rock ridges, and clear rushing streams and rivers.

Kerbyville Historical Museum - Illinois Valley history, Waldo Historic Mining District, and the William and Nannie Naucke House.

Lake Selmac - Swim at Lake Selmac. This beautiful 160 acre man-made lake, adjacent to the town of Selma, offers boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, camping and full R.V. hook-up facilities.

Oregon Caves National Monument - A tour of the caves is just one aspect of the adventure that awaits visitors to the Oregon Caves National Monument.

Page Mountain Snow Park - The local snow park. Great for a days outing for snowboarding, skiing, sledding, or just enjoying the snow.

Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside - The Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside is located five miles south of Cave Junction on US Highway 199.

Siskiyou National Forest - The Siskiyou National Forest embodies the most complex soils, geology, landscape, and plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. World-class rivers, biological diversity, fisheries, and complex watersheds rank the Siskiyou high in the Nation as an outstanding resource.

US Forest Service Lookout - Looking for the best view around? Check out some of Southern Oregon's best Forest Service Lookouts.

Wild & Scenic Illinois River - The Wild and Scenic Illinois River runs from the southeast portion of the Forest, across the Coast Range in a northwestern direction to its confluence with the Rogue River close to the Pacific Ocean.


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