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CHEMULT An unincorporated community in Klamath County, Chemult was first established as a station on the Southern Pacific Cascade Line in 1924. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, a passenger train which runs from Seattle to Los Angeles, stops in daily at the Chemult Amtrak station. Popular recreational activities in Chemult include hiking, snowmobiling, dog sled racing, hunting, fishing, and cross-country skiing. The community holds annual dog sled races where mushers compete for cash prizes. There is also a Winema National Forest ranger station within the community. CHILOQUIN This small town of about 700 people in Klamath County was incorporated in 1926. Chiloquin is home to The Train Mountain Miniature Railroad, which according to the Guinness Book of World Records is the longest miniature hobby railway system in the world. The site includes a railway museum and 25 miles of track. The city has a state airport that was established in 1946. EAGLE POINT Located in the Upper Rogue River Valley about ten miles east of Interstate 5, Eagle Point is a community that was built on the timber and fruit orchard industries. Largely due to the Oregon building boom, the city has doubled in size over the past ten years. The community features a championship 18-hole golf course which attracts enthusiasts from all over the west. A free museum, open Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is also well worth a visit. KLAMATH FALLS Klamath Falls was founded and originally called Linkville in 1867. Today it is home to over 20,000 people. The Klamath and Modoc Indians were the area’s first inhabitants. With the arrival of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company in 1909, Klamath Falls grew quickly from a few hundred to several thousand. The city and its surroundings offer a number of activities including wine tasting, golf, museums, and a myriad of outdoor sports. For more information, contact: Klamath County Chamber of Commerce 205 Riverside Dr. Suite A Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601 (541) 884-5193 klamath.org 64 LA PINE Beautiful La Pine, Oregon is a jewel in Central Oregon and south Deschutes County. A community among thousands of tall pines, close to the Cascade lakes and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, it boasts spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities through its hometown slogan “The Outdoors at Your Front Door.” A town celebrating 100 years, its rural, relaxed, friendly atmosphere offe rs spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The major De- schutes and Little Deschutes Rivers run close to the town center and many nearby prairies offer panoramic vistas. All this beauty tends to hide from view the growth and many services and commercial enterprises residents enjoy. The La Pine Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is the information and business hub of the community. It continues to support the community and businesses through its activities, advocacy and promotion of La Pine. (www.lapine.org) For more information, contact: The La Pine Chamber of Commerce 51429 S Hwy 97 & Huntington P.O. Box 616 La Pine, OR 97739 (541) 536-9771 www.lapine.org OAKRIDGE Located east of Westfir on Oregon Route 58, Oakridge is known as the Mountain Biking Capital of the Northwest. Surrounded by National Forest, Oakridge is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and is ideal for hiking, fly fishing, bird watching and, the winter months, skiing at nearby Willamette Pass. For more information, contact: Oakridge / Westfir Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 217 Oakridge, Oregon 97463 (541) 782-4146 www.oakridgechamber.com PROSPECT This unincorporated community is in Jackson County along the Rogue River off Oregon Route 62. The town received its name in 1889 when plans were made to run a railroad up the Rogue River, thus improving the community’s prospects. Annual events include the Mill Creek Memorial Festival, held on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, and a jamboree and timber carnival in August which includes lumberjack contests. SHADY COVE Known as “The Jewel of the Upper Rogue,” Shady Cove is a great destination for everything outdoors. Activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, and excellent wildlife watching. Waterfalls and scenic hiking trails are a short drive up the highway, and Crater Lake National Park is only a 45-minute drive. SUMMER LAKE Named for one of the largest lakes in Oregon, this small community was established around 1870. Area facilities include a post office, gas station, store, motel, restaurants, and several bed and breakfasts. The town has a well-preserved 19th-century schoolhouse built in 1890. With over 250 species of birds, the Summer Lake Basin is popular among bird watchers and hunters. OREGON TRAVEL AND RECREATION GUIDE