Casey State Recreation Site

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Casey State Recreation Site
Casey State Recreation Site is located in Oregon
Casey State Recreation Site
Type Public, state
Location Jackson County, Oregon
Nearest city Medford
Coordinates 42°39′36″N 122°41′39″W / 42.660126°N 122.6942069°W / 42.660126; -122.6942069Coordinates: 42°39′36″N 122°41′39″W / 42.660126°N 122.6942069°W / 42.660126; -122.6942069[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Casey State Recreation Site is a day-use only state park located 29 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon off Oregon Route 62.[1] The parks offers picnic and boating facilities, as well as access to the Rogue River. It is located on the Crater Lake Highway and is a popular salmon fishing area.

The land for the park was leased from the federal government in 1932 and purchased in 1937. At the time of the lease there were two residents on the land. One of them, J.A. Casey, had build a small restaurant and tourist camp. Since they did not own the land they were granted three year leases. The Civilian Conservation Corps improved the existing facilities; adding a parking lot, more tables, individual stoves, a boat ramp, and trails.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Casey State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  2. ^ Armstrong, Chester H (1965). Oregon State Parks: History, 1917-1963. Salem, OR: Oregon State Highway Department. p. 107. OCLC 5694863. 
  • Weiss, Robert Mark (1991). Laurelhurst: Lost Community of the Upper Rogue. Eagle Point, OR: Laurelhurst Publications. ISBN 0-9624726-1-1. 

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