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Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

30904 Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9663
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Oldest surviving Smokejumper Base

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

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Titus N
Henderson, Nevada
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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... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
A TripAdvisor Member
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30904 Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9663
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Reviewed 10 March 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 6 November 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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...More

2  Thank Veiwfinder
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...More

1  Thank Terrie T
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
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...More

1  Thank RangerDanS
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
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...More

2  Thank jennifer s
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...More

3  Thank AZMesaFamily
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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