Casey State Recreation Site
|Casey State Recreation Site|
|Location||Jackson County, Oregon|
|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. 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, James Allen Casey (J.A. Casey or "Jack" Casey), who was born in Kansas, had built a small restaurant and tourist camp, called Casey's Auto 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.
- Weiss, Robert Mark (1991). Laurelhurst: Lost Community of the Upper Rogue. Eagle Point, OR: Laurelhurst Publications. ISBN 0-9624726-1-1.
- Casey State Recreation Site, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
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