Geese at Schroeder Park
Geese at Schroeder Park


Josephine County has some of the most beautiful parks in the Pacific Northwest. All but two camping parks are located on the world famous Rogue River. The Rogue River has world class salmon and steelhead fishing as well as white water rafting. The parks accommodations range from primitive camping to modern RV camping and tent sites. In addition to scenic Hellgate Jet Boat excursions, there are numerous guide services available. Most of the parks have great activities such as horse shoes, disc golf, hiking, volleyball, softball and bank fishing. There are two parks that have bird sanctuaries, ADA camp and picnic sites and ADA rest rooms. Most of the parks offer large areas for large group camping and activities.


Volunteer Hosts Needed

Now accepting Volunteer Park Hosts for the Summer Season; light duty, clean-up type work in exchange for host site and hookups. Applicants must have a presentable RV and pass a criminal background check. Applications are available at the Josephine County Parks Office: 125 Ringuette Street Grants Pass, OR 97527 541-474-5285 or click here to download the volunteer host application. 

 ANNOUNCEMENT:  The new Schroeder Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Will be held at Schroeder Park in the Upper Day Use Area on October 26th, 2013 at 1:00pm.

Indian Mary New Boat Ramp Ribbon Cutting  Video

Take a journey to Josephine County Parks  Video

See listings of guides and jet boat rides included on this Web Site

Lake Selmac is the only lake park in the Josephine County  Park System. Lake Selmac offers picnicking, camping, horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Lake Selmac boasts the second largest bass ever caught in Oregon.

Tom Pearce is the largest day use only park in Josephine County. There are three shelters, ballfield, volleyball, recreation facilities, playground and large group areas.

Need information on our pet policy? Click here to get the latest information.

See some photos of our Yurts!


"Thank you for visiting the Josephine County Parks Web Site. Please take your time to browse. We appreciate your business and will make every effort to make your stay with us a great vacation."

 -Josephine County Parks Staff


Map of Josephine County Parks

Reservations/Rate Information
For Camping Reservations Please call: Reservations Northwest 1-800-452-5687

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For information contact

Josephine County Parks at:
125 Ringuette Street
Grants Pass, OR 97527
(541) 474-5285

**Day Use Parking Fees are required at all Josephine County Parks**

 If you walk in, ride your bicycle in, or ride your *horse into the Park NO Day Parking Fee will be required.

*Horses are only allowed at Lake Selmac and Fish Hatchery on designated trails

Grants Pass & Oregon Links

  • Grants Pass, Oregon Home Page
  • Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce
  • Travel Guide to Oregon - Online Highways Travel Guide to Oregon
  • Rogue River
  • Rogue Wilderness Rafting
  • Community of Merlin
  • Southern Oregon Vacation Guide
  • Highway 199 Guide and Trails 
  • Free Guide to North West Camping
  • Recreation weather forecast 

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