Grants Pass is located 138 miles south of Eugene and 30 miles NW of Medford. I-5 runs by the eastern edge of the city. The main I-5 exits are 55 and 58. A favored location within the city limits is Riverside Park. Riverside Park: From downtown Grants Pass, follow 6th St. south until you cross the Rogue River on Caveman Bridge. Turn left into the park entrance immediately after crossing the bridge. Alternately, from I-5 exit 55, follow Hwy 199 toward Crescent City for 2 miles. Just after you cross the Rogue River bridge, turn right on Park St., go 0.3 miles, and turn right on Vista DrDirections
Habitat and Birds
This park offers a convenient site to check the river for waterfowl, gulls, and song birds in the riverside trees. Birds you might find in Grants Pass include Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Spotted Sandpiper, Anna’s Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Wrentit, Cedar Waxwing, Pine Siskin, and Lesser Goldfinch. Rarities seen in the past include the state’s only record of Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Indigo Bunting, Costa’s Hummingbird, Black Phoebe, and Swamp Sparrow.