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Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

30904 Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9663
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MOST AMAZING Story and So Glad We turned around....

This little place has a huge place in history. I had no idea that I would enjoy it so much. Our... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Drgnfly839
Oldest surviving Smokejumper Base

This Smokejumper Base dates back to the early 1940's. Built to protect our forests from Japanese... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
Titus N
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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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30904 Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9663
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

This little place has a huge place in history. I had no idea that I would enjoy it so much. Our volunteer gave us a 30 minute tour explaining the entire history. He had originally jumped there in the 70's and he knew it all.......More

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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

This Smokejumper Base dates back to the early 1940's. Built to protect our forests from Japanese balloon fire bombs it continued into the late 1900s. The Museum, housed in the parachute loft has many of the original pieces of equipment. From a twin beech C-45...More

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Reviewed November 5, 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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Reviewed October 16, 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...More

2  Thank Veiwfinder
Reviewed October 4, 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...More

2  Thank Terrie T
Reviewed August 20, 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
Reviewed July 25, 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...More

2  Thank RangerDanS
Reviewed July 10, 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
Reviewed July 9, 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...More

2  Thank jennifer s
Reviewed July 5, 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...More

3  Thank AZMesaFamily
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