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C ave Junction is a small town. It is the Gateway to the Oregon Caves National Monument and the commercial, service, and cultural center for a rural community of small farms, woodlots, crafts people, and families just living apart from the crowds. The valley we live in is in the basin of the Illinois River Valley and its tributaries. It is nestled in the mountains known as the Siskiyous in the Klamath Range at an elevation of about 1329 ft. We are directly west of the Medford/Ashland metro area and about half way between Grants Pass and the Oregon coast on highway 199. It's a place where going into the market can take time because people talk in the aisles and at the checkstands. Life is slower, so you have to be patient. You'll be part of that slowness because it is enjoyable to be neighborly. Many people here volunteer their time with the schools, public councils and committees, and civic organizations because it makes us feel good about ourselves and our community. There are approximately 17,000 people living in the Illinois Valley.

The average temperature in January is 33F and in July 90F and rainfall amounts to about 61 inches a year. The sun shines 196 days and it rains 108 days on average. The Illinois Valley is frequently referred to as the "banana belt" of Oregon. It is fast becoming a favorite year-round vacation land. Here you can enjoy the spectacular beauty of the many rivers, streams, and public forest lands available for hiking, backpacking, fishing and hunting. This picturesque valley lies halfway between Grants Pass and Crescent City, making it a pleasant hour drive to the famous Rogue River or the rugged Oregon Coast. The central location makes it an ideal place to live and a naturally peaceful place to visit.

There is a considerable amount of information on the Illinois River Valley available at this website, but if you can't find what you are looking for contact the Chamber of Commerce at the address or telephone number listed below. For information about tourist attractions in the Illinois Valley please visit the TOURISM PAGE.

Illinois Valley Community Development Organization
Illinois Valley Community Development Organization

For further information:
write, call or visit the Chamber of Commerce website.

Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 312
Cave Junction, Oregon 97523
(541) 592-3326

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Illinois Valley Business & Services Directory

Add your local business to the directory and get some global exposure! Anyone with a locally based business is welcome to list it. Now you can manage your own listing and make changes or remove it at your convenience. It's easy and it's free! All submissions are promptly reviewed.

Illinois Valley Community Forum  

The Forum is a place to announce community events or discuss local issues, current events, or connect with alumni or maybe just have a friendly chat.

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Some useful links . . .
Illinois Valley Daily View
Road & Weather Info
Josephine County Sheriff
Illinois Valley Fire District
I.V. Safe House Alliance
Josephine County Government
Southern Oregon Guild
Movie Theaters
Consumer & Business Services
Netcheck Commerce Bureau
Price Watch (Computer Parts)
FindLaw.Com (Legal information)
Carlos Restaurante
more links ...

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