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Apollo 14 Moon Tree Run



Date    June 3, 2017 

Time    Registration opens at 7:30am
              Run begins 9:00am

42.103651, -123.681429
Smokejumper Museum, Illinois Valley Airport

Also happening on the same day and same location
The 555th Parachute Infantry Dedication will happen on the same day and same location as the Moon Tree Run.
For more information: 555th Parachute Infantry Dedication

Another event after the Moon Tree Run – Birds and Brews
After the Moon Tree Run you can continue to have an amazing day in our amazing valley by going to the Birds and Brews Event at our incredible Siskiyou Field Institute located about 14 miles north of the Smokejumper Museum. Live music, hand crafted beverages, root beer and ice cream for the kids, youth activities, and birding excursions.  More information

Location: 42.278192, -123.645577
From the 555th event, drive about 14 miles north on Highway 199 to the second flashing yellow light in Selma. Turn left on Illinois River Road (gas station on this corner) and drive two miles to the Siskyou Field Institute on the left. 


Pilots Fly-in information
Use caution for pedestrians in the ramp and run-up areas 7AM to 3PM local time on June 3 due to special events on the field (555th dedication event and annual Moon Tree Run).

Illinois Valley Airport Information: Fuel, parking, pilot camping, etc  

There are no food services at the airport. If you plan to fly in and camp the night before the event, it is advised you bring food for evening meals. There is only one taxi in Cave Junction: Lil Green Taxi: 541 415-0535. 
If you want to get out and stretch your legs, you can go to the south end of the airport and visit Rough and Ready Forest Botanical Area. To get to this area, follow the entrance road from the smokejumper museum and after exiting the airport entrance gate, turn to the right and follow the airport fence for about a half mile to the botanical area. The wheelchair access trail takes you to a vista point with picnic table. If you want to walk to Seats Dam (good swimming on a hot day), follow the abandoned road for about a mile (hint: follow the water ditch up stream to the dam). The Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum has guided tours or you can take the self-guided tour around the grounds.  

Driving Directions
From Interstate 5: Get off the freeway at Exit 55 (beginning of Highway 199) and travel about 30 miles to Cave Junction. Continue another four and a half miles past Cave Junction and look for signs pointing to visitor parking for the Moon Tree Run and 555th Dedication event. 

From Highway 101: From Crescent City, drive three miles north on Highway 101 and turn on to Highway 199. In about 35 miles you cross the Oregon border and five miles more you come to O’Brien, the first flashing yellow light you will see on Highway 199. Continue another three miles to where the road crosses the bridge over Rough & Ready Creek and widens into four lanes. Parking for the event will be on the left immediately after the four lanes narrow into two lanes. 

There is an assortment of both private and public camping facilities within a 30 mile radius of the Moon Tree Run. Only the public and nonprofit sites are mentioned below. Look at the sponsor list to the right for more options.

County Parks
Lake Selmac is the closest county operated camping area and is located about 15 miles from the historic smokejumper base. Reservations and contact information: http://co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=522
Grayback and Caves Creek
These are both Forest Service campgrounds located on Highway 46 near Oregon Caves National Monument. Grayback Campground is about 15 miles from the historic smokejumper base. Caves Creek is about 22 miles.
Grayback – Reservations 1-877-444-6777
Caves Creek – No reservations
Panther Flats, Patrick Creek
These are Forest Service campgrounds along Highway 199 in Smith River National Recreation Area and are located about 30-40 miles from the historic smokejumper base.
Patrick Creek  Reservations 1-877-444-6777
Panther Flats  Reservations 1-877-444-6777


The communities closest to the event site have limited but unique lodging at the Oregon Caves Chateau and Out N About Tree House B&B. The communities that are closest to the event that offer a wider variety of lodging are Grants Pass and Crescent City. Allow about an hour to drive from these locations to the Moon Tree Run.