RECREATION / HUNTING INFORMATION -
Get all the latest information about outdoor activities in Southwestern Oregon. You will find useful information about both general recreation in the outdoors, and also information about hunting. It is a big world out there. We help you explore it.
RECREATION INFORMATION -
The Corona virus situation is presenting a reality we have never seen before.
The scope of the impact of it is affecting every single part of our lives. The challenge is going to be great to bring it under control. While that is happening social distancing is going to be key. Having space from other people is important. The virus is spread person to person. Get away from people in groups and you are better off. And this is where living in Southern Oregon offers a GREAT benefit. We are NOT in densely populated urban centers where you must travel hours to get into the outdoors and have social distancing. We literally have it right out our doors, or just a short distance away. Being able to keep your body and mind in a healthy state and environment will be key. So we will look at the opportunities still presented to us here.
From when I posted on Thursday night, camping has changed dramatically. Because of a great er issue developing, you are now asked to forgo camping trips until the risk from the virus has past. The issue is people traveling to small communities that may take the virus with them. Communities like Glide, Prospect, Butte Falls, Chemult, and other small towns close to camping areas are going to be at high risk. The situation with the virus is going to be a fluid one. Thing like camping that may have been viewed as acceptable a day or two ago may elevolve into activities that are not going to be.
So now what? You are still allowed to do any kind of activity in your community that you would be doing at any other time. Again, avoid being in big groups. No more than 10 people. But, get out there and enjoy it all. That time out is going to be very helpful in keeping your spirts up, and benefitting your physical health as well.
If you like to bike ride, the Greenway and all city bike paths in Jackson County are open for use for sure. Yoy are encourged to exercise as you always do. Most people do that as a solo activity. You will see groups of people on bikes. Limit that to no more than 10 in a group and you are still good to go doing that. Health clubs may or may not close. But, if you prefer to exercise in the outdoors in some fashion, you are not going to be restricted from that, provided you are doing at home. And in this case....at home means in your community that you live in.
Right now......ALL golf courses are open in Jackson and Josephine Counties per usual. It is not expected that there will be any restrictions on them to force them to close. Again, as you look at golf...a LOT of advantages right now. Avoid the clubhouse if there are more than 10 people in it. Some courses have moved their pay stations out on patios to keep you in the open air and also less likely to group up. Out on the course groups are usually not bigger than 4 at a time anyway. And then there are the benefits. Out in the fresh air. You are not cooped up inside brooding over things. And, some of you will really maximize the benefit and walk the course while you play.