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The Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest is a national forest occupying parts of the states of Oregon and California. Spanning across an area of 1,800,000 acres (728,434 hectares), most of the forest winds along the Rogue River. Due to its vast expanse, several recreation facilities like hiking, fishing, biking, scenic drives, wildlife viewing, climbing and winter sports, to name a few, are available in the forest.
JCLS Medford Library is a well-stocked public library that offers books for people of all ages. They conduct several reading and storytime programs. A good place to take your kids to for getting them into the habit of reading.
A former sewer treatment plant, the Medford Railroad Park is a popular tourist attraction managed by Medford Garden Railroaders, Morse Telegraph Club, Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club and Southern Oregon Live Steamers. Some of the popular attractions here are Medco's "Four Spot" Willamette Locomotive, a telegraph system which is working, hopper car, HO Scale Track/Trains, caboose and many more. The most notable feature here is that visitors can enjoy a Steam Train ride.
Found at the height of 800 feet (243 meters), the Upper and Lower Table Rock are two old volcanic plateaus. A seven million-year-old andesitic lava flow is the reason behind their formation. The sites are historically significant because of the inhabitation of Native Americans approximately 15,000 years before the settlement of European-Americans. Home to nearly 340 species of flora, the dwarf woolly meadowfoam, a type of wildflower can be found near the rocks.
The Bear Creek Park is a 110 acres (44 hectares) expanse of beautiful vegetation. It features a dog area, amphitheater, a BMX track, barbecue spaces, picnic spots and tennis courts.