Eagle Point, Oregon
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Eagle Point is a small city just off Highway 62 north of Medford Oregon. Known for one of the region's finest Golf Courses and as a gateway to Crater Lake National Park and the Rogue River, the city of Eagle Point offers the charm of a small rural community as well as the advantages of a location that is just a short drive to Southern Oregon's largest city, Medford.
Also nearby is Ashland Oregon with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Medford's Craterian Theater for the Performing Arts, Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University, the Rogue Valley Mall, Costco, Lowes, Home Depot, boutique shopping and dining, several movie theaters, and much more. With more national forest land recreation than almost any other area in the nation, Eagle Point is a home base for fishing, hunting, hiking, rafting, and all types of outdoor recreation.
Very near Eagle point you'll find the Eagle Point National Cemetery, the final resting place for thousands of US Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to in the defense of the USA. Military Funeral honors at the Eagle Point National Cemetery are provided by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Marine Corps, and the National Guard.
Eagle Point is also home to one of Oregon's finest Golf Courses, the Eagle Point Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Eagle Point also boasts close proximity to some of Oregon's most amazing national wonders. The Oregon Coast is only about two hours away, and the beautiful Rogue River just down Highway 62 where it crosses the road at Shady Cove. Elk Creek Lake is a popular boating area also within a short drive of Eagle Point.
Eagle Point is about an hour from Crater Lake, including Crater Lake National Park, formed when a stratovolcano about 12,000 feet high erupted furiously about 7800 years ago, sending ashes all over the earth and changing the global climate for many years. The Mazama event was probably the largest volcanic explosion in recorded history although some details of the Crater Lake creation remain unknown.
After the destruction of the top of Mazama and the hollowing out of the remaining cone as lava flowed out from the area now knows as "The Watchman". Over the centuries following the eruption the volcanic caldera largely filled with water from rainfall (there are no natural water feeds to the lake). The lake level now remains fairly stable as rainfall, evaporation, and a small amount of spring activity are largely in balance at a lake depth of almost 2000 feet. Crater Lake remains one of the deepest bodies of water on earth as well as one of the purest.