Help Us Modernize the Campground!

Please Contribute to the Campground Improvement Project: Every dollar you donate today = $2! View the full fundraising flyer here.

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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.  In 1998, the GACDC took over operation of the park and campground after they were temporarily closed due to county funding shortages.  Since then, the GACDC has not only managed the park and campground, but, with the help of federal, state and county grants, has coordinated and helped to fund new water and wastewater systems and other improvement projects.

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.

Budget Information / How to Donate

$ 360,000   Total Campground Improvement Project

 – 180,000   State matching grant

$ 180,000   Net to be raised from the Community in donations and grants by end of 2018

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.

Campground Improvement 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:

Tom Carstens  (541) 846-1025
Jeremy Criswell  (541) 899-9024