Sunny Valley and Wolf Creek are friendly communities of hospitable country folk. The businesses and public lands surrounding these beautiful mountain communities provide ample opportunities for fun and adventure. Listed below are just some of the things that will make you want to stay for more than one night at Sunny Valley RV Park and Campground.
Covered Bridge Country Store and Gas Station has a surprisingly varied selection of everyday personal and grocery needs as well as camping necessities like ice and batteries. Even if you don’t need anything you will want to be sure and stop in for a visit with Darrell and Betty who are the local historians for Sunny Valley and the Applegate Trail.
The Historic Graves Creek Covered Bridge & Old Town Hall historic sites are directly across the freeway from our campground.
Applegate Trail Museum Next door to the Old Town Hall is The Applegate Trail Interpretive Center and Museum. This museum is one of the best pioneer museums of its size around. It features artifacts and a short movie telling the story of the first immigrant wagon train to travel the southern route of the Oregon Trail known as the Applegate Trail. The museum is also packed with displays pertaining to gold mining, the stageline, and the railroad.
T & R Stables: Tom and Rose Johnston, our nearest neighbors, offer overnight stabling of horses. Their beautiful ranch is just across the road from our campground. They are listed in the “Nationwide Overnight Stabling Directory” as 1 of only 3 equestrian overnight stabling facilities on I-5 in Oregon. They offer 12×14 stalls with 50′ runs and round pen. The Johnston’s can direct you to the BLM riding trails nearby. Reservations can me made by calling Tom or Rose Johnston at 541-474-2516 or emailing them at TandRStables@msn.com
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Rogue River Trail: Sanford has hiked this trail for days and we have enjoyed its beauty in all seasons with our children and friends. We highly recommend seeing part of the Scenic Rogue River from this trail that follows it downstream from Graves Creek.
Grants Pass Growers Market: A fabulous place to buy fresh local, organic produce and local crafts.
Raft the Rogue River: A fun way to to experience the wild and scenic Rogue River.
Pottsville Museum and Pioneer Town: Just 8 miles south of Sunny Valley you can see thousands of items commemorating Oregon’s history at Pottsville through an Outdoor Exhibit and Museum and Pioneer Town. The Annual Father’s DayOld Engine Pull and Tractor Show drawns a huge crowd every year provide fun for all ages.
Historic Wolf Creek Inn: For a charming retreat into the past head north from Sunny Valley 5 miles where you can enjoy a delicious meal in Oregon’s oldest continuously used Inn located in the small town of Wolf Creek. The innkeepers can share the quaint history of the inn and you can tour the well maintained building and grounds which were purchased by the State of Oregon in 1975 for historic preservation.
Golden, Gold Mining Ghost Town:While in Wolf Creek don’t miss the opportunity to visit the real Oregon Ghost Town.of “Golden”. Travel just a couple of miles east on Coyote Creek to the mining town established in 1890. The Golden Community Church, though abandoned and a bit weathered since its erection in 1892, is still open to visitors. Other buildings and a small graveyard are scattered nearby.