Jacksonville is located just 30 miles north of the California and Oregon border and only a couple of miles off of I-5. We are an easy 5 hour drive north from San Francisco and Sacramento and an 11 hour drive north from Los Angeles. Portland is 4 1/2 hours north on I-5 and Seattle is 7 hours north of Jacksonville.
From the South: Take I-5 over the CA/OR border and exit at Exit 24 and turn left. Turn right on Hwy 99 and proceed to South Stage Road. Turn left on South Stage and follow the signs to Jacksonville.
From the North: exit OR-238 and proceed to Hanley Road and turn left to Jacksonville.
You may also reach Jacksonville from the Northern California Coast by taking US-199 to Grants Pass where it merges with 1-5 South, then exit in Medford onto OR-238 and follow the signs to Jacksonville. From Grants Pass you can also take the scenic route through the Applegate Valley – Highway 238. It will bring you right onto our main street in the middle of town!
Cradled in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains, Jacksonville is in Southwest Oregon’s Jackson County – just minutes from from Medford, Oregon. So there is a wonderful confluence of the valley floor, foothills and mountains. In the winter you will see snow on the surrounding mountains even when there are moderate temperatures in the lower elevations.
Jacksonville is located in what’s called the“banana belt” of the Pacific Northwest. The temperature is moderate and the seasons gloriously distinctive. Early Spring is a show of wildflowers, pear and cherry blossoms with lots of sun and rainbows and occasional light showers. Summers are warm and sunny with very low humidity. Winter brings sporadic showers and an occasional dusting of snow.