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State Recreation Site

Near Medford, Oregon, United States
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Special note about jet boats

We studied the idea of a jet boat concession (read report, survey results, and most of the raw data) to pick up and drop off customers at the park, and shelved it in February 2023. Visitors will still see jet boats operating on the river (where jet boats are allowed). Businesses can’t conduct transactions in the park, but are allowed to use TouVelle under the rules that apply to other visitors.

Ongoing concerns about changes in use of the river between the old Gold Ray Dam site and Lost Creek Dam involve way more than the state park, so we are collaborating with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Marine Board, and the Oregon Department of State Lands to gather more information from the community. The agencies have partnered with Oregon's Kitchen Table (OKT), a statewide community engagement service, to give Jackson County residents and visitors a clear way to express their values, beliefs, and expectations of this area of the river.

OKT will give the community opportunities (in several languages) to have their voices heard. This input will inform the agencies' decision-making now and into the future.

Park Overview

This beautiful day-use park is located on the banks of the Rogue River and at the foot of geologically prominent Table Rock. You can picnic, fish, launch your boat, swim and hike on a 2-mile trail. Denman Wildlife Refuge, next to the park, teems with local and migratory birds. Salmon and steelhead pass through seasonally on treks to and from the ocean.

Group Picnic Areas

Plan your next group event in one of our six picnic areas. Area A has a large picnic shelter with four horse shoe pits. Area C has a smaller shelter. Areas D and E are open areas with electricity, water and plenty of picnic tables. Areas B and F are open areas without access to electricity. All sites can be reserved up to six months in advance online at Horseshoe pits and volleyball courts are located throughout the park, and a restroom with flush toilets was recently remodeled.


A boat ramp and additional picnic tables are located on the opposite river bank. From the main park, take Table Rock Road across the bridge. This side of the park also has a dog off-leash area and pit toilets.

Know Before You Go

  • A life jacket loaner station is at the boat ramp, with life jackets of various sizes available. Be aware of swift currents and hidden obstructions beneath the surface. Wearing a life jacket, and making sure it fits properly, saves lives.
  • Boaters: check ahead for obstructions on the Oregon State Marine Board's Reported Obstructions and Alerts page.

Day-use Parking Fee

A $5 parking permit, available for purchase on site, is required and gets you entry to both sides of the park. The Jackson County Annual Pass  is accepted here as well.

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Day-use parking permit required
(purchase 1-day permit on site)
Day-use parking permit
(1-day purchased on-site)
Buy annual permit
mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800-452-5687
Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: (541) 826-2257
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Amenities & Features


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Is there a fee to use this park?

Yes there is a $5.00 day use fee. 12months ($30.00) & 24months ($50.00) annual passes can be purchased on site or online. Jackson County annual pass accepted as well. A self registration booth in located near the entrace of both sides of the park.

The main park has the capabilty to take debit cards to pay for day use fees.

Please make passes are visible in your vehicle.

What other State Parks are in the Southern Oregon

Valley of the Rogue-Campground

Illnios River Forks- Day use

Wolf Creek Inn-Hotel and day use

Golden- Historic site-Day use

What are the hours of operation?

Winter hours starting on 11/1/2023

Main Park side 8am-4pm

Boat Ramp side Sunrise to Sunset

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Is camping permitted

No, this is a day use park only

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Is alcohol allowed at this park?

An alcohol permit is required along with a reservation for a picnic area. To obtain this permit call the Rogue Management Unit office at 541-582-1118 ext. 21.

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Is there a leash rule in the park?

Yes, animals need to be on a leash at all times while in the park. There is a dog off leash area on the boat ramp side of the park

For more questions, review our statewide FAQ


The park was obtained in two phases. In 1946, Frank L. Tou Velle gave the state of Oregon 35.29 acres for park purposes, and, in 1964, an additional acreage was purchased from the Tou Velle estate. The park is a relatively flat tract of land on both sides of the Rogue River at Bybee Bridge. It is partly tree-covered in oak and poplar and is developed for day use.

Brochures and Maps

mdi-file-pdf-box Tou Velle Nature Trail Guide