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Cave Junction is located in Josephine County east of Brookings, between Kerby and O'Brien along Hwy 199 near the Illinois River and the California/Oregon border. Also nestled in the mountains known as the Siskiyous in the Klamath Range.

Prior to European settlers, the Takelmas had lived in the area for thousands of years. Jedediah Smith was probably the first white man to enter the southern Oregon Territory. While leading a company of American fur trappers 1828. Lumber production took over after W W I I. There were reported to be over 30 saw mills in the valley at one time.

Cave Junction is the commercial, service, and cultural center for a rural community of small farms, woodlots, crafts people, and families just living apart from the crowds. The Oregon Caves National Monument, by Cave Junction, was recognized nationally in 1909 by President Taft. Another popular attraction for this area is the Kerbyville Museum.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 1,337, an increase of 211 since 1990.

Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area | Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce |
RV campgrounds and dealers Cave Creek Campground |
Siskiyou National Forest Illinois Valley Ranger District |
Sports and Sporting Events Babyfoot Lake Trail #1124A | Bear Creek Winery - Siskiyou Vineyards |

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05/20 Coming to The area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Azalea Festival Brookings OR May24-26 The community-wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts and BBQ's