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Casey State Recreation Site
Type Public, state
Operated by Oregon State 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 also a popular salmon fishing spot.

Originally started in the early 1920s by James Allen Casey and was called Casey's Auto Camp. He cleared the land along the Rogue River and built cabins for guest to stay in. He took people fishing also. Ethel Casey, Jim's wife, Sold art work she created and ran a restaurant at the Camp. A big attraction was Jerry the Bear that Jim had kept as a pet. The U.S. Government took the land from Mr. Casey and sold it to Oregon who kept it a park and also the Casey name.

See also


2. Jack Allen Casey Sr., son of James Allen Casey who lived and help build Casey's Auto Camp

3. LAURELHURST Lost Community of the Upper Rogue ISBN 0-9624726-1-1

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Coordinates: 42°39′36″N 122°41′39″W / 42.6601260°N 122.6942069°W / 42.6601260; -122.6942069



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