Grants Pass “It’s the Climate”
Grants Pass, Oregon is central to Southern Oregon and all its wonderful attractions
- California boarder on Interstate 5 is just 55 miles
- Pacific Ocean and Oregon Coast is 85 miles
- Crater Lake is 100 miles northeast
- Oregon Caves is 50 miles southwest
The mild climate and beautiful Rogue River attract many visitors to our area. Grants Pass is surrounded by the back drop of the Cascade, Siskiyou and Coast mountain ranges. We enjoy all four seasons. The down town area has been designated a National Historic District. The Rogue River winds through the town and has many points of easy access for the fun year-round activities it offers.
- Annual rainfall of approximately 30 inches
- The slight breeze of about 3 miles/hour is always welcome
- The yearly mean temperature is 52 degrees. Thus the reason for the sign hung above the down town area, “It’s The Climate”.
- We are in the Pacific Standard Time zone.
- Grants Pass has an elevation of 945 feet.
- Snow fall on the valley floor is minimal; just about 2.5 inches a year and sometime none at all.
- As of 2006, the population was almost 31,000
- Grants Pass is the county seat.
- Named after General Ulysses S. Grants when he captured Vicksburg on July 4th, 1863
You will never run out of fun and exciting things to do and see.
The Rogue River offers activities galore such as whitewater thrills, jet boating, calm rafting trips, swimming, gold panning, picnicking, fishing, and wild life viewing.
If you enjoy viewing our God given beauty, you can enjoy the stately mountains and majestic forests with a hike, a bike, or take long scenic rides.
If its entertainment that you want, we are well endowed with many fine artists and entertainers… music, theater, and art galleries can be found all around Grants Pass.
Shopping is always a favorite. We have many antique shops, art galleries, and specialty shops located in our historic down town area. You will not be disappointed.
We also have an array of general stores, pharmacies, banks, coffee shops etc.
Don’t forget golfing (we have many golf courses in the area), the Wild Animal Park, the wolf sanctuary, the wild cat sanctuary, wine tasting tours, horse back riding, horse racing, the county fair, Boatnic, skiing, the Coastal Redwoods and Wild Life Images.
Come enjoy our friendly people, our beautiful town and the awesome God given beauty. You won’t be disappointed.