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Grave Creek Covered Bridge, Sunny Valley

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Grave Creek is a tributary, about 40mi long, of the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon in the United States.CourseThe creek begins near Cedar Springs Mountain just north of the Douglas County – Jackson County border and flows generally southwest through Jackson County and Josephine County to its confluence with the Rogue. It passes through the communities of Placer, Sunny Valley, and Leland.Named tributaries from source to mouth are Panther, Swamp, Last Chance, Big Boulder, Little Boulder, Slate, and Baker, Boulder, and Clark creeks followed by Eastman and Quartz Mill gulches. Then comes Tom East Creek followed by Benjamin Gulch, Shanks Creek, Schoolhouse Gulch, and Salmon Creek.Further downstream are Rat Creek, Mackin Gulch, and Dog Creek, then Flume, Brimstone, and Brushy gulches. Another Tom East Creek is next, followed by Wolf, Butte, Panther, Reservoir, Fall, Poorman, and McNabe creeks. The final three tributaries are McNair, Rock, and Reuben creeks.WatershedThe Grave Creek watershed is about 20mi north of Grants Pass in the Klamath Mountains. It covers about 104000acre of which the federal Bureau of Land Management administers about 50000acre (48 percent). Federal and non-federal lands are intermingled in a checkerboard pattern. Annual precipitation averages about 45in. Drought is common in summer.
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  • Conveniently located just off of the Interstate 5 corridor, this is the last remaining covered bridge in Josephine County, Oregon this is an easy drive-by spot to visit. The bridge is lovely, and the ...  more »
  • Great place to visit well worth the stop. It was amazing hearing Darryl tell us the story of how the apple gate trail was made! We had a wonderful experience and gained some knowledge ☺️  more »
  • Stop at the Museum to learn the sad sad story of the young girl who,s grave is just behind the bridge. The creek is named for her grave. the bridge is unique in that the openings on the side are in th...  more »