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Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

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Address: 30904 Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9663

The Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum is a 501C3 nonprofit organization...

The Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum is a 501C3 nonprofit organization based in Cave Junction, Oregon. Its main organizers and board members include many of the original Siskiyou Smokejumpers as well as community members and aviation enthusiasts alike.

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Exciting Stop in History

Siskiyou smoke jumper guide John was great! Loved the history and these brace young men! Well worth the stop!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Siskiyou smoke jumper guide John was great! Loved the history and these brace young men! Well worth the stop!!

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

During coffee at at Cave Juntion, my wife asked me about the Smoke jumpers museum we passed ,I remarked that I thought it was a base , not a museum after a couplbe quick checks it was confirm to be a museum and a route back was planned. The Siskiyou Smokejumper base museum is a great treasure trove of history... More 

1 Thank Veiwfinder
Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks to other's reviews we made the effort to stop at the Smokejumper Museum on our drive from Gold Beach to Ashland. (RVers: yes, there is limited parking. We did have to back up to turn around but hubby managed our 36' rig and utility trailer tow just fine.) The museum is located 5 miles west of Cave Junction. Did... More 

Thank Terrie T
Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We visited the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum and received a free private tour from a veteran smokejumper. There is more history in this place than meets the eye. It was great to see, and learn about, all that these amazing smokejumpers did.

1 Thank Raygan G
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was a wildland firefighter but not a smoke jumper- those folks are amazing. Volunteers have saved this historic site and lovingly restored it. Former smokejumpers actually give the tour- or at least the day we visited, they did. Go while you can hear their stories firsthand! We weren't sure we had the time because, like most travelers here- we... More 

1 Thank RangerDanS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Great free tour. Our tour guide was a former fire jumper and it was very entertaining and enjoyable.

1 Thank Bart W
Menard, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit this free museum when docent jim price was working. He was a smokejumper in the 1950s & had great stories to tell. We stayed 2 hours fascinated by the story of these brave young men who parachuted into the dense forest to fight the beginnings of lightning fires. Really interesting!

2 Thank Jenny S
Mesa, Az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is a part of history that everyone needs to know about. This place is full of stories, pictures and artifacts. A great place to learn about brave people that want to make a difference. It can be a self guided tour or wait for the people to walk you through it. Take as much or as little time as... More 

3 Thank AZMesaFamily
Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Worth the stop to learn about Smokejumpers and the part this base played in the early years. Lots of photos and displays of equipment used, a hands on tour. Ex-smokejumper was the tour guide.

1 Thank spokaneRich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

What a fun museum! My inner kid was itching to suit up as a smokejumper, and run out on the tarmac to load up in the plane.

2 Thank Petra T

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