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The General Recreation Page will feature activities that everybody enjoys doing in the outdoors of Southern Oregon. That will vary by season. But, we will give you a lot of information on all kinds of ways that you can get out and enjoy the great outdoors in this special part of the world that we live in.




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It is that time again. The Jackson County Expo in Central Point will be the place to be this weekend as the show makes it's annual run from Friday through Sunday. The show is jam-packed with 100s of exhibits, displays and attractions representing the breadth of the outdoor recreation industry: boating, camping, fishing, hunting, RVing, ATVing, cycling, kayaking, paddling, hiking, biking, climbing, travel agents, tour guides, guns, cabin life, wildlife art, taxidermy, outdoor clothing and gear, advocacy groups and governmental agencies, seminars and... lots of fun for the whole family!

See the amazing Hydroflight DemosGreat Cats of the World LIVE Shows, the Cow Creek Tribes Kid's Trout Pond, and the GIANT FIsh Tank. There are always great speakers and presentations at the show you will not want to miss. 

NEW for 2018 are:

BB GUN RANGE - A new inflatable Gun Range, Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation will operate this exciting family-oriented exhibit as a way to teach basic firearm safety. The bright red inflatable range will provide Kids S.A.F.E the opportunity to reach a larger audience with their gun safety message. The basic program introduces open, honest dialog between children and parents with the goal of protecting families and preventing senseless tragedies through education.

PROSPECTOR'S ODYSSEY Cascade Mountains Gold, Dog Rock Enterprises, Armadillo Mining Shop and the Douglas County Prospectors Association will be bringing gold fever to this year’s show. The businesses and club will share a booth and display area at the shows in Eugene, Roseburg and Medford. They want people to ask questions about how to get started. Prospecting can be a great escape from reality.

REPLICA U.S. NAVY DESTROYER - Recreational boats have been a consistent feature at the Exposure outdoor and recreation shows through the years. Now looking ahead to the 2018 show, they’ll be joined by a big brother, a ship.It will actually be a replica of a World War II U.S. Navy destroyer. The 16-foot ship, named the U.S.S. Norton, will be on display at the Exposure shows to honor and recognize military veterans and those on active duty.

And now for the BIG one! 


Suntext Marinas is giving you the chance to sign up to win this gorgeous pontoon boat at the Suntex Marinas booth! One entry per customer. No purchase required. Value of boat: $81,588. Drawing will take place after the final show in Redding, California!  How awesome would this be?!!


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And if that was not enough....Suntext Marinas is also giving away a 3 day Houseboiat vacation! You can also sign up to win this at the Suntex Marinas booth! One entry per customer. No purchase required. Value of 3-day vacation is: $3,500- $3,800. Drawing will take place after the shows in March. What an incredible vacation this would be to win!

To see ALL that is going to happen at this year's here!







Golf is still being enjoyed by many who normally have put the clubs away for the winter. We have great golf courses throughout Southern Oregon. One of them is Stewart Meadows Golf Course here in Medford. Medford might be one the largest cities I can think of that does not have a municipally owned golf course. So lacking that, Stewart Meadows fills the bill as a muni style course. Depending on which sets of tees you play, it can be both a forgiving course from the forwards, to a course that will put a premium on accurate drives and placement from the rear tees. But, do it right and you can shoot the best round of your life here. The par 3 7th is likely one of the most frequent hole in one shots in the valley.  My favorite hole on the course without question is the par 4 3rd hole. It requires you to make two well placed shots to gain the green. But do that and you are all but assured a chance for a birdie here. For more information on Stewart Meadows, click HERE




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