Parks / Trails

Gold Hill Parks and Open Space Master Plan

"The purpose of developing the city’s Park and Open Space Master Plan is to provide the city leaders, citizen groups, steering committees, and business leaders with a tool, based on input from meetings and previously developed reports and plans, to aid in creating a community that is locally active, connected, and inviting to residents and visitors. With a well-developed master plan and dedicated implementation by the City of Gold Hill, the community could become a significant recreational destination with the potential to generate public revenue."

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Ben Hur Lampman Park

Named in honor of the Editor of The Gold Hill News from 1912 to 1916, Ben Hur Lampman Park has long welcomed fishermen, visitors and residents looking to relax in the shade alongside the scenic Rogue River. With the construction of Interstate 5, the park was deeded to the state where it remained for many years. In January of 2012 it was returned to the city as an addition to our parks.

Gold Hill Sports Park

The Gold Hill Sports Park includes a boat launch, covered picnic area, ADA bathrooms, basketball court, tennis court, and over 3 miles of paved walking/biking paths meandering along the park and the world famous wild and scenic Rogue River.

Gold Hill Family Beach Park

Located off of Second Avenue (old Highway 99) adjacent to the bridge and railroad trestle.

Gold Nugget County Recreation Area

As you exit Gold Hill and travel the 172 mile-long Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, stop for a picnic at one of the three Gold Nugget Waysides to learn about the history of the area. A short foot trail along the Rogue River connects the lower and middle waysides. Interpretive displays at the middle site provide information about the gold panning history of the area, geology, the native Takelma, and the scenic byway. Overnight camping is not allowed in the waysides or surrounding area: the nearest campground is located in Gold Hill.