Indian Mary Park

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The Rogue River near Indian Mary Park.

Indian Mary Park is part of the Josephine County Parks system in the U.S. state of Oregon. Bordering the Rogue River, the 61-acre (25 ha) park is along MerlinGalice Road, about 16 miles (26 km) northwest of the city of Grants Pass.[1] The heavily used park is the county's most popular in summer.[2]

The park was named for Mary Peters, who was known as "Indian Mary".

Amenities include a boat ramp, a public pay telephone, a disc golf course, and three restrooms, including two with showers.[1] Campsites include places for tents and sites with utility hook-ups for travel trailers, as well as two five-person yurts provided with furniture, electricity, lighting, and heat.[1] The park's entrance station has ice, firewood, and other items, and provides information. Registered campers have access to the park's dump station.[1] The boat ramp, about 250 yards (230 m) downstream of an older one that entered relatively swift water and was not always usable, opened in August 2010.[3]

Sites may be reserved two days to nine months in advance.[4] The county publishes a fee schedule for various kinds of camping and other uses of the park.[5] Non-campers are generally charged a $2 day-use fee for parking.[6] Annual passes are available, and people entering the park on foot, by bicycle, or on a horse do not have to pay the parking fee.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Indian Mary – The Centerpiece of the Josephine County Park System". Josephine County. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Duewel, Jeff (May 20, 2010). "New Boat Ramp Construction Closes Indian Mary Park to Rafters, Anglers". Mail Tribune. The Mail Tribune, Inc. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Freeman, Mark (September 16, 2010). "New Rogue River Boat Ramp Dedicated at Indian Mary Park". Mail Tribune. The Mail Tribune, Inc. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Camping Reservation Information". Josephine County. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Park Fees". Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Day Use Fees FAQ". Josephine County. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 42°33′09″N 123°32′29″W / 42.55250°N 123.54139°W / 42.55250; -123.54139