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Prospect

4.6
Wildlife Areas · Waterfalls · Lookouts
Prospect is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies along Oregon Route 62 on the Rogue River, in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest.HistoryProspect began as a logging town; its first sawmill began operating in 1870. Prospect had a post office established in 1882 that was first named "Deskins" after the first postmaster. In 1888, there was a mill named Deskins Sawmill. The name of the community was changed to "Prospect" in 1889 because of plans made to run a railroad up the Rogue River, which would ostensibly improve the community's prospects.The Prospect Hotel, which opened in 1892, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.As of 2013, the population of the community was 650.Local events and sites of interestOn the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, Prospect holds the Mill Creek Memorial festival. It honors veterans with a parade, a flag retirement ceremony, live music and games for children. All the proceeds go to a fund to help veterans.In July Prospect hosts an airplane "fly-in" that helps support the Jackson County Search and Rescue, and in August a jamboree and timber carnival (a festival that includes lumberjack contests such as log rolling) are held.
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Popular things to do in Prospect

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Wildlife Area
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Waterfall
Mill Creek Falls
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lookout
Natural Bridge Viewpoint
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Hiking Trail
Union Creek Trail
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Prospect

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National Park
Crater Lake National Park Crater Lake National Park
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Scenic Drive
Rim Dr Crater Lake National Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Island
Wizard Island Crater Lake National Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Cleetwood Cove Trail Crater Lake National Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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