GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Southern Oregon’s weather is spectacular, especially this time of year, Kitsap Sun concluded. The sunshine arrives earlier, lasts longer and burns hotter than in the damp Willamette Valley. Allergies are less of a problem, mosquitoes are limited and the lack of humidity means even 90-degree days are comfortable.
With summer getaways being planned in countless family households, Kitsap Sun presented the top five family vacations in Southern Oregon.
Bolan Lake Campground is No. 5 on the list. Best known for Bolan Mountain Lookout — one of the best rentable fire lookouts in the state — the area also features a campground of 15 sites surrounding trout-stocked Bolan Lake and three excellent nearby trails. Kitsap Sun reported down the road from Bolan Campground are easy, kid-friendly trails leading to Tanner Lakes and Tanner Mountain — both in the Red Buttes Wilderness.