Grants Pass is a beautiful river town with much to explore! From our captivating scenery to vast opportunities for adventure, we are nature’s playground. From our exceptional dining to remarkable shops, we offer luxury. From our quaint town to friendly people, we radiate charm.
We have a colorful past forged by the Native Americans, trappers, loggers, gold panners, celebrities and writers who were attracted to the area for its resources and scenery. The Rogue River runs right through the heart of town as one of Congress’ original eight National Wild & Scenic Rivers. This majestic river inspires and excites its guests, offering refreshment and spirit to the surrounding trees and people alike. That is why we Live Rogue!
Grants Pass is conveniently located right off Interstate 5, just one hour north of the California border. It is a hub to many nearby attractions, including two National Forests and one of the largest wilderness areas in the West, the Kalmiopsis, where rare and unique botanical wonders abound. Just down the road is the Oregon Caves National Monument and it’s just a short drive to Crater Lake National Park, the Pacific Ocean and Redwood National Park.
Grants Pass is a natural amusement park for those who love the outdoors. See why such legends as Clark Gable and Zane Grey made Grants Pass their vacation destination. The Rogue region is home to many expert guides who will outfit your party for safe and spectacular trips down the Rogue, Klamath, North Umpqua and more. Whether you have a captivating interest in fishing, rafting, touring the Rogue River on a jet boat, hiking or cycling the trails or playing sports at our parks, Grants Pass is the ideal place for you. Your Pacific Northwest adventure starts here in our classic Oregon river town. It’s a year ’round playground for outdoor enthusiasts of every age.
Grants Pass is ready to help you unwind and enjoy yourself. Stroll through our downtown and check out our specialty shops, see the historic buildings, browse the antique stores and admire the art galleries. Choose from our variety of fine dining options to stop in for a meal, glass of wine or cup of coffee. Relax at one of our many wineries offering award-winning wines. Check out a brewery or two and sample some locally made brews. Have a picnic by the river in one of our spacious parks. Once you find your place of leisure, set your watch aside and relax.
The people in Grants Pass invest in and care about their community. Thus, we are always looking for ways to improve and add character to our already distinguished town. We have a revitalized downtown with a booming historic district. We host the state’s longest-running outdoor growers & crafters markets. You’ll find an award winning pedestrian bridge crossing the Rogue River that links an expansive community-built sports park with the Josephine County Fairgrounds. By adopting a “can-do” attitude, shaping vision, leveraging resources, raising strong leaders and encouraging entrepreneurial approaches, Grants Pass is always moving forward.
Grants Pass is the seat of Josephine County and hosts around 38,170 residents as of July 2019. Josephine County hosts around 87,487 as of July 1, 2019. Josephine County was established in January 22, 1856 and covers 1,642 square miles. Grants Pass was incorporated in 1887 and sits at an elevation of 948 feet.
In Grants Pass, you’ll tap into an irresistible blend of big city entertainment with quaint Oregon charm. Whether you’re considering a visit or a move here, we would love to give you more information about our beloved town.