Harnish Wayside Park & Visitor Center
Harnish Wayside Park and Interpretive Center is located at the intersection of Highway 62 and South Royal Avenue / Nick Young Road.
Size:3.84 acre Neighborhood Park
- Barbecue grills
- Designated dog area
- Drinking fountain
- Historical/Regional info
- Little Butte Creek access
- Open grass area
- Picnic tables
- Seating Area
- Trail/Walking path
- Wildlife observation
Interpretive Center Hours of Operation:
The interpretive center is open year round.
Summer hours are May 1st - September 30th, Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Winter hours are October 1st - April 30th, Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Interpretive Center offers a historical mural view of the growth of Eagle Point and information. An Area Attractions room provides directions and offers information about Eagle Point, the Upper Rogue portion of Jackson County, and other surrounding areas.
Little Butte Creek Room
The Little Butte Creek room speaks to the importance of Little Butte Creek in the area ecosystem. From the natural riparian environment of the creek to the fish and animal life that call the creek home, Little Butte Creek is both a feature in the natural setting of Eagle Point and important to the region’s natural environment. Portions of Little Butte Creek are also combined with other water from the Rogue River to be used as drinking water for thousands of residents in the region. The Robert Duff Water Treatment Plant, run by the Medford Water Commission, processes Little Butte Creek water and other Rogue River water during the spring, summer, and early fall seasons each year for our collective municipal water uses. The Little Butte Creek Monitoring Station, located in the park measures water quality and quantity with real time updates every 15 minutes.
The adjoining park is a grassy oasis next to the creek. The Wayside is a perfect way to pick up information and rest before you stop for a visit elsewhere in the community or Upper Rogue.