Powers County Park |
Powers is located in Coos County
south of Myrtle Point
along the Rogue-Coquille Route
, on the banks of the South Fork Coquille River. The Siskiyou National Forest
, about 5 miles south of town on the Rogue-Coquille Route, has many campgrounds. Beyond Powers and over a watershed divide is the Rogue River
, which the road follows down to the Pacific Ocean
at Gold Beach
. Another road along the way is the Powers-Glendale Bike Route. These backcountry routes are usually closed by snow in winter.
The original settlers hailed from North Carolina, and the town came be known as Powers after early 20th century lumberman Albert Powers who brought in men and machines (including a railroad) to log the surrounding forests. The historic Wagner House is said to be the oldest pioneer home in the region. There’s an adjacent railroad museum, as well as walk-around displays on the grounds.
There is also a Powers, Michigan.
RV campgrounds and dealers Sunshine Bar Campground | Daphne Grove Campground | Rock Creek Campground |
Sports and Sporting Events Grassy Knob Trail #1241 |
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11/19 Coming to The area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
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
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.