This southern Oregon town is situated between Medford
and Grants Pass
along Interstate 5
Gold Hill is the home of the famous "Oregon Vortex" where physicist H. John Lister performed more than 14,000 experiments and explained the strange phenomena as a whirlpool of invisible energy. This community was founded in the early 1800's by miners looking to make it rich shortly after a large gold nugget was found. The town's fathers bought & sold land, traded and homesteaded until the town is what it is today.
The Gold Dust Music and Art Festival is held in June every year, and A Raging River Rock Art Paint-Out and Contest is held every spring. Other attractions in the area include: Miles of hiking trails, world famous Rogue River, fishing, kayaking & many other water sports, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Medford Jazz Jubilee and the Del Rio Vineyards.
Gold Hill is part of the Medford-Ashland, Oregon metro area.
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09/17 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
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.