Medford and Bear Creek Park

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Lower Table Rock Nature Conservancy Reserve

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Whetstone Savannah Nature Conservancy Reserve

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Valley of the Rogue State Park

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Bear Creek Greenway

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Tou Velle State Park/Denman Wildlife Management Area

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Applegate River and Reservoir

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Kirtland Ponds (White City Lagoons)

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Prescott Park and Roxy Ann Butte

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Upper Table Rock

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Lynn Newbry Park

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Location

Medford is located in SE Oregon 30 miles north of the California border on I-5. It is 30 miles SE of Grants Pass and 165 miles south of Eugene. I-5 exits 27 and 30 will access the city. To get to Bear Creek Park, take exit 27 and go east two blocks on Barnett to Highland. Turn left and travel 0.25 miles to the park entrance on your left. Take the bike trail north from here along the creek.

Medford City Parks Map

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Habitat and Birds

Bear Creek Park is an extension of the Bear Creek Greenway and offers good birding in central Medford. See the greenway entry for more bird info. Some of the more unusual birds that have been reported from Medford are Sandhill Crane, Blue Jay, Black-throated Blue Warbler, and Oregon’s first Black-chinned Sparrow. More mundane species might include Ring-necked Pheasant, California Quail, Northern Harrier, Anna’s Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, N. Rough-winged Swallow, Oak Titmouse, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, summer Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark, and winter Evening Grosbeaks.

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