Outdoors and Recreation

Whether you’re a nature novice or an experienced nature buff, our librarians have put together resources for anyone looking to spend more time outdoors.

National Geographic's Kids

Explore fun, educational content that takes kids 6-14 on adventures in science, nature, culture, and space. Learn more about wildlife from different regions all over the globe through recommended books, videos, pictures, and more.

Local wildlife

Wildlife Images
Wildlife Images is a center for local animal ambassadors and rehabilitation center for sick, injured, and orphaned animals.
Siskiyou Field Institute
Siskiyou hosts nature programs for the youth, field courses, mushroom foraging classes, birdwatching, and more!
Wildlife in Southern Oregon
Visit zoos, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers, and more things to do all across Southern Oregon.


The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Explore fish and wildlife resources and their habitats, fishing tools, stocking maps, licenses, and how-to’s to keep you fishing safely and responsibly.
Hunting/fishing licenses
Stay up-to-date on fishing and hunting licenses for fish and game of all kind.
Oregon fishing map
Locate major fishing waters and travel routes to find them.

Local attractions



View a collection of kid-friendly waterfall adventures in Southern Oregon and the best times to visit.

hot springs

Hot springs

View maps of all Oregon's hot springs and guides on hot spring safety.

high desert

High desert

Explore Oregon's High Desert, its trails, and learn how you can help keep Oregon's desert preserved.



View maps and descriptions of parks, museums, caves, tours, and hikes along Oregon's coast.


Oregon Hikers

Find popular trails, hidden hikes, reviews by locals in Oregon and southwest Washington, and more.


Rivers and lakes

Check out Southern Oregon's rivers and lakes. Learn more about boating, rafting, and fishing.

Library of Things

The library brings you far more than just books these days. Check out a disc golf set, a telescope, a bike repair kit, horseshoes, and other outdoor equipment.

Explore Library of Things

Creativebug virtual tutorial: Nature pals

Get inspired by nature and make your very own plushie critter with Creativebug! Login with your library card and type "Nature pals" in the search bar to view a beginner tutorial on working with wool and felt plushies.

Visit creativebug

Local parks and camping

Travel Grants Pass
Check out local areas for camping of all kinds. View campsites
Josephine County parks and campgrounds
Get information on local parks and campgrounds and even view them with an interactive map. Learn more
Disc golf guide
Learn all about disc golf in Grants Pass. Explore nature while staying active and having fun! Learn more