ACTIVITIES AROUND LAUGHING ALPACA
EXPLORE MAJESTIC SOUTHERN OREGON
Cave Junction is a small town and the Gateway to the Oregon Caves National Monument. It's the commercial, service, and cultural center for a rural community of small farms, woodlots, craftspeople, and families. The valley is in the basin of the Illinois River Valley and its tributaries - nestled in the mountains known as the Siskiyou in the Klamath Range at an elevation of about 1329 ft.
The Illinois Valley is frequently referred to as the "banana belt" of Oregon and is a favorite year-round vacation destination. Here you can enjoy culture, art, the spectacular beauty of the rivers, streams, and public forest lands available for hiking, backpacking, fishing, & hunting. This picturesque valley lies halfway between Grants Pass and Crescent City, making it only a short drive to the famous Rogue River, Oregon Coast, the Redwoods, Oregon Caves N.P., and so much more!
NATURE & FREE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
TAKE A HIKE AMONG THE GIANTS
A short scenic drive from the campground and you'll find yourself surrounded by giants in Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP. Walking among ancient trees is something not to miss.
EXPLORE THE LEGENDARY HIGHWAY 101
The beautiful Pacific Ocean is only 53 miles from the Laughing Alpaca Campground. Whether you explore the fishing towns of Crescent city, Ca or Brookings, Or, your guaranteed amazing views, great seafood, and endless beaches to explore.
ENJOY THE LEGENDARY ROGUE RIVER
Just one of the wild and scenic rivers in the area, the Rogue is famous for fishing, rafting, and the Hells Gate Jet boats. Only 30 miles from the campground you can pick your adventure on the mighty Rogue River!
ENJOY THIS HIDDEN GEM - RIGHT IN THE PARK
The secret gem of Cave Junction and the campground is the clear, pristine Illinois River. If you looking for swimming holes you found your river. From Illinois River rd out of Selma, or 8 dollar mountain rd out of Kerby you're in for a treat. Driving into the wilderness to find your special swimming spot won't disappoint. Best of all you don't have to drive from the campground to enjoy some great family-friendly swimming in the backyard of the Laughing Alpaca Campground & RV Park!
ATTRACTIONS, ART, & PAID ACTIVITIES
EXPLORE AN AMAZING NATIONAL MONUMENT
A place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. Join your guide and small party for a 90-minute tour winding through narrow, twisting passages with ceilings as low as 45 inches! See strangely beautiful of stalactites, stalagmites, and other mysterious calcite flowstones as you bend and stoop through rocky passages. You will long remember your tour of the Oregon Caves. The route is moderately strenuous and not recommended for people with breathing, heart, knee, or back issue must be 42” tall or taller - dress warmly. Tours are very popular in the summer. Arrive early to avoid long waits or closures. Reservations are available at Recreation.gov. Cave tours offered late March to early November.
RIGHT ABOVE THE OREGON CAVES!
On the surface, explore the Oregon Caves Historic District, including the Oregon Caves Chateau, a National Historic Landmark. The Chateau offers lodging and dining, early March through early October. Trailheads in the historic district will lead hikers along paths through old growth Port Orford Cedar forests, scenic overlooks of the Siskiyou Mountains, and meadows filled with wildflowers.
OUT N' ABOUT
TREEHOUSES, ZIPLINES, HORSEBACK RIDING, & MORE
Looking for adventure, try the nearby Treesort in Takilma for zip-lining, horseback riding, and more. Set in a treehouse village like no other, it's a must-do for the adrenaline seekers!
TAKE A RAFTING TRIP ON THE ROUGE!
Rafting Adventures for the whole family on the Klamath River. Swim in the warm water bask in the sun and eat a gourmet lunch or dinner while keeping an eye out for Salmon, Osprey, Eagle, Cougar, and Bear. Expert guides, Excellent service, Fantastic Price!
ROGUE RIVER JET BOATS
TAKE AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIP ON THE ROUGE
Ride up and down the Rogue River on an amazing jet boat trip! Take the whole family out and enjoy thrilling jet boating, scenery, wildlife, exploration, and unforgettable memories. Part of Rogue Discovery Tours - this is a high quality, consistent historical and environmental tours.
AN AMAZING FREE EXPERIENCE & MUSEUM
Take a trip to the famous local smokejumper museum! Smokejumpers are the first responders to forest fires as they parachute in to start the line of defense. Learn about the history of smoke jumpers for free!
FOOD & BEVERAGE
LOCAL MEAT & COUNTRY STORE
A true must-see for any foodie. Come into the ever-popular country store where you can purchase fresh meals, meats, and goods. Taylor's Sausage locally butchers and processes high-quality meats and offers some of the best food around!
BEEHIVES & PRODUCTS | NATURAL MARKET
This amazing local natural market and organic kitchen offer a wide range of fresh produce, food, meals, kombucha, jun, and more. Most of the store is locally sourced so make sure to stop here to get the freshest food you can get!
THERES SO MUCH TO DO HERE!