We are Modernizing the Campground!

Where can you stay in the Applegate Valley and hike, camp, swim and fish in the Applegate River?

Cantrall Buckley Park & Campground features 1.75 miles of Applegate River frontage and is one of only two public access points to the river.  While the park provides a swimming hole, fishing spots, picnic areas, and a newly renovated playground, the adjacent campground has an occupancy rate of only 25% due to the lack of modern hookups to accommodate RV’s.  The Applegate Valley is in need of lodging facilities for visitors to enjoy hiking, wine tasting, para-gliding, local festivals, solitude and family gatherings.

Cantrall Buckley Park and Campground are operated by a public-private partnership between Jackson County and the non-profit Greater Applegate Community Development Corporation (GACDC). The 88-acre park land is owned by Jackson County. See current information here.

Now it is time to modernize the campground and provide utility hook-ups to the campsites.  Fundraising is planned in 2017 & 2018 with construction to begin in 2019.

How to Donate

You can donate online by clicking on the donate button above or you can also make a donation by check. Please make your check out to GACDC. Note that the donation is for the Campground Project and mail it to:

P.O. Box 335
Jacksonville, OR 97530
All donations are tax deductible. The GACDC is a 501c(3) non-profit and will immediately send a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

Or donate online via Paypal:

Campground Enhancement Project at a Glance

  • New RV dump station
  • New restrooms in Group Camp area
  • New water storage and pumping system
  • Improved roadway
  • 33 larger RV sites connected to water and power


History of Progress

2006: Community created Master Plan for Park and Campground

2007: Installed state-of-the art Wastewater Treatment System

2008: Completed Water System Design for Park & Campground, Installed Campground Restroom & Shower Facility

2010: Upgraded Water Line

2012-2013: Paved Campground Entry Road & Designed Electrical System

2016-17: Power & Water to 2 RV sites in Group Area

For more information, please contact:

Janis Mohr-Tipton  (541) 846-7501
Jeremy Criswell  (541) 899-9024


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