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Griffin Park Oregon

Griffin Park, part of the Josephine County Park System in Southern Oregon, is a 16.9-acre park and campground bordering the scenic Rogue River with its world-class salmon and steelhead fishing, white water rafting and incredible beauty. Though set apart from the hustle and bustle of the city, it is conveniently located just 13.5 miles from the town of Grants Pass with easy access to I-5.

Sukkot NW has rented the entire campground at Griffin Park, including the picnic shelter. The campground offers tent sites, full hookup RV sites (with tent pads), a yurt, hot showers, and firewood available in the campground. It also offers a playground, volleyball, horseshoes, river access with swimming area, and a boat launch area (boating, rafting, & fishing). The park’s playground is located next to the meeting picnic shelter so little ones can stretch their legs close by.

Directions

  • From 1-5 North or South take Exit 55 – US 199 south (Redwood Highway) – Ocean Beaches, Crescent City.
  • Travel south on US Route 199 about 6.7 miles.
  • Turn right on Riverbanks Road (Rogue River Loop Highway/OR 260), travel 6.2 miles.
  • Turn right on Griffin Park Road to park entrance.

GPS Coordinates

Degrees Decimal: 42.463397°, -123.487600°
Degrees Lat Long: N 42.4633970°, W 123.4876000°
Degrees Minutes: 42° 27.80382′, -123° 29.25600′
Degrees Minutes Seconds: 42° 27′ 48.2292″, -123° 29′ 15.3600″
UTM: 10T 459912mE 4701343mN

Lodging

Lodging is not included in your Sukkot NW registration. You must make separate arrangements for your lodging unless you are camping at Griffin Park. The campsite fees at Griffin Park are separate from the registration fees, but can be paid at the same time on the registration form.

If you are camping:

Reservations at Griffin Park are made through Sukkot NW and must be made in advance. We are expecting to fill the campground again this year and encourage you to get your reservation request in as soon as you decide you are coming to Sukkot NW.

To reserve a campsite at Griffin Park during Sukkot NW, fill out the Campsite Reservation Request form to let us know your needs to match you up with an available campsite or a spot in the yurt. A map of the campground and photos of each campsite are provided on Josephine County Parks Griffin Park website. Your campsite reservation will be held for you for 48 hours until payment is made through the Registration Form (or PayPal Invoice if you’ve already registered). If payment is not received in that time, the campsite will be made available for someone else to reserve. Once payment is received, your campsite has been reserved to you.

Camping fees at Griffin Park during Sukkot NW are as follows:

Sukkot NW Camping Fees
Fee Type Description
Check in is Sun 10/16 after 2 pm — Check out is Tue 10/25 before 12 noon.
Additional $5 per night extra overnight vehicle fee payable to on-site Park Host.
$325.00 RV Site Full hookups with water, electric, and sewer, RV plus one vehicle
$225.00 Tent Site No hookups, shared common water spigot, one vehicle

Once Griffin Park is full, you only want to camp for part of Sukkot, or we no longer have sites available that fit your needs, Schroeder Park or Indian Mary Campground are the closest campgrounds for overflow. Both are on the Rogue River. Schroeder Park is closer to Grants Pass and Indian Mary is in the Rogue River recreation area. Reservations for both campgrounds can be made through Reserve America (Indian Mary | Schroeder Park).

If you want to camp but don’t have the equipment, folks have rented RVs from Southern Oregon RV Rentals in Grants Pass, Oregon, and are having them delivered to their campsite at Griffin Park, Schroeder Park, or Indian Mary (for a fee). There may be other RV rental services available in the area or near your home (pack it before you leave). If you’ve never RV camped, be sure that the length of the paved area of your campsite will accommodate both your RV and your vehicle. If you are not staying in Griffin Park, Reserve America gives this as an option in their search and it is noted on each site description.

If prefer not to camp:

Options for those not camping include lodges nearby with cabins and rooms in the lodge at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge as well as others that a web search engine can help you to locate. A selection of hotels, motels, lodges, inns and B&Bs are available in and near Grants Pass (see reviews from TripAdvisor), and cabins and B&B’s near Merlin, a town nearby. If you’re not camping, you’ll need to purchase a parking pass to park at Griffin Park.

Grocery Shopping

Rays Food Place is near the Merlin exit on I-5. Grants Pass has several large chain grocery stores (i.e., Fred Meyers, Safeway, Albertsons, Grocery Outlet, Walmart) as well as smaller ones (Rays, etc). The nearest Costco and Trader Joes to the campground is 44 miles away in Medford. There are several grocery stores in Grants Pass that offer organic and healthy gluten-free food options. Not all have websites, so the address and phone number is listed below if you need to contact them about any special needs:

  • Fred Meyer Nutritional Department — 1101 Grants Pass Pkwy, Grants Pass, OR 97526. Phone: (541) 474-7200. Website.
  • Gooseberries — 1201 Redwood Ave, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527. Phone: 541-471-2700
  • Grants Pass Farmer’s Market — 603 Rouge River Hwy, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527. Phone: (541) 474-0252
  • Sunshine Natural Food & Vitamins — 128 SW H Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526. Phone: (541) 474-5044. Website.

Josephine County is one of two counties in Oregon that require all GMOs to be labeled.

Laundry

The closest laundromats are in Grants Pass, with several to choose from.

Pets

Check with your lodging facilities to be sure your pets are welcomed. The Josephine County Parks pet policy states:

  • Pets must be confined to a leash that is no longer than 6′ in length, at all times.
  • Pet owners must clean up after their animals. (Please bring supplies with you)
  • Animals may not be left unattended in vehicles in campsite.
  • Park employees may impose sanctions on pet owners if for any reason the pet is disturbing the safety or tranquility of other park patrons.
  • No Pets are allowed in the yurts, yurt sites or disc golf courses.

Sukkot NW asks that you do not bring your pet to the meeting shelter or playground area adjacent to the meeting shelter.

WiFi & Cell Phone Service

Cell phone service at the campground is very limited (if at all). There is a paved hill about a mile from the campground where most folks can get phone service and free wifi hotspots are available in Grants Pass. The Josephine County Library in Grants Pass has computers and free wifi available and is a great place for students to study during the open times at Sukkot NW. Be sure to check the hours they are open as it is different each day, and they are closed on Sunday and Monday.

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