parks

98-year-old WWII Navy veteran laid to rest

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A Rogue Valley veteran from our greatest generation was laid to rest Friday afternoon. You may have gotten to know Geraldine “Ruth” Parks in early November, when the 98-year-old was featured in NBC5’s Honor Flight series. A memorial …

Part 6: The Southern Oregon Honor Flight

Washington, DC –  As we observe Veterans Day, we’re wrapping-up our special series on Honor Flight of Oregon. 25 veterans from southern Oregon went to Washington, DC in September. Over three days they traveled across the country and back again, seeing more …

Campfires banned at Jackson County Parks

Jackson County, Ore. – Due to extreme fire danger and high temperatures, campfires are now prohibited at all Jackson County Parks. The campfire ban includes all campgrounds at Emigrant Lake, Howard Prairie Lake, Willow Lake, Rogue Elk and Cantrall Buckley. In addition, …

Free camping, fishing this weekend

Medford, Ore. — If you’re looking to get outside over the weekend, you can camp for free in any state park tomorrow. Camping at any state park the night of June 4th won’t cost you anything in celebration of State Parks Day. …

List of closed state parks

Ore. — If you were heading to a state park near the coast this weekend, you may want to make sure it’s open. Many state parks and trails are closed because of storm damage, flooding, or high surf. Closed state parks: • …