• Cantrall Buckley County Park has nearly two miles of river frontage
• The park is a fantastic place for camping, fishing, swimming, and picnicking
Cantrall Buckley County Park sits 15 miles southwest of Medford along the banks of the Applegate River. The park has nearly two miles of river frontage, scenic nature, a campground, and a well-developed day-use area. This place is fantastic for swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking, and other outdoor activities.
The grassy area extends all the way to the river, and trees are scattered throughout the park creating a comfortable shade. There are multiple picnic tables with fire rings all over the Cantrall Buckley.
The park has 4 group picnic areas. One can be reserved by phone, while 3 others are first-come, first-served. There are a playground for kids, a 2-lane boat launch ramp, and a volleyball net.
Pets are welcome here but must always be on a leash. Day-use area is open year-round.
Applegate River is a fantastic place for fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, and other activities. The water warms up to 65° F - 70° F (18° C - 21° C) in August.
While at the park, you should hike the Gin Lin Mining Trail and visit Applegate Lake.
Camping and Lodging
Cantrall Buckley Park Campground has 30 campsites for RVs, trailers, or tents, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The group campground can be reserved by phone and accommodates up to 100 people.
Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring but no RV hook-up. The campground has showers, flush toilets, and drinking water. There is no garbage service. Park's campground is open from May through mid-September.
Contact Parks Office at (541) 774-8183 to reserve the group campground or a group picnic area.
Cantrall Buckley County Park | Facts
Open: Year-round for day-use, May through mid-September for campground
Managed by: Jackson County
Amenities: Restrooms, campground, picnic tables, playground, fire rings, showers, drinking water, and boat ramp
Activities: Swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes
Elevation: 1,460 ft (445 m)
Cantrall Buckley County Park is located:
- 15 miles southwest of Medford
- 26 miles southeast of Grants Pass
- 96 miles southeast of Roseburg.
Directions to Cantrall Buckley County Park
- Take OR-238 and travel southwest for 9.2 miles to Hamilton Road
- Turn left onto Hamilton Road and follow it for 1 mile
- Turn right onto Cantrall Road and continue to the destination.