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Gateway to Crater Lake

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This community is located in Jackson County within the beautiful Southern Oregon Cascade Mountains. Prospect is situated northeast of Eagle Point along Hwy 62 and the Scenic Rogue River. Prospect offers a perfect destination for serious outdoorsmen and city-folk alike.

Originally known as Deskins, the town received its name from the prospect of a railroad passing through to the Rogue Valley. Prospect became nationally known in the late 1800s and early 1900s as the halfway point between Crater Lake National Park and the Rogue Valley. Visitors such as Theodore Roosevelt, Jack London, William Jennings Bryant, Zane Grey, and Herbert Hoover spent time at the Prospect Historical Hotel on their way to see the splendor of this Natural Wonder of the World.

Today travelers can enjoy the many hiking trails, majestic waterfalls, mountains and natural beauty of the area.


Rogue River National Forest Prospect Ranger District |
RV campgrounds and dealers Hamaker Campground | Mill Creek Campground | Natural Bridge Campground | Union Creek Campground |
Sports and Sporting Events Cold Springs Trail #1073 |

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09/15 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.