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Grave Creek Covered Bridge, Sunny Valley

#145 of 159 in Sightseeing in Oregon
Bridge Landmark
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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  • Stopped by to see the bridge today and LOVED it. However, there was a TON of graffiti underneath it and quite a bit of trash. I was travelling with my 13 yr old son, and didn't quite feel safe as we w...  more »
  • You gotta see the pioneer grave nearby and the bridge is regal, old survivor like a covered bridge should be.  more »
  • 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 »

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