Visitor's Guide & Directions
How to get there:
Life of Learning Foundation
459 Galice Rd, Merlin, OR 97532
Life of Learning is located in Merlin, Oregon, 61 miles north of the California border near Interstate 5.
Take Exit 61 - Merlin. At the traffic light at the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left onto Merlin-Galice Rd. Drive 4.3 miles until you see the Foundation sign on the left.
Take Exit 61 - Merlin. At the traffic light at the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left onto Merlin-Galice Rd. Drive 4.2 miles until you see the Foundation sign on the left.
Merlin is a very small town with limited services (one gas station, one small market, and a few restaurants). Grants Pass, Oregon is the nearest town with a wider selection of lodging, grocery stores, and other services. It is located about five miles from Merlin.
The closest airport is Rogue Valley International Airport located in Medford, Oregon, 32 miles east of Merlin. It is serviced by Horizon Air, United Express, and Delta Connection (offered by Sky West and Allegiant Air).
Medford has direct flights to and from San Francisco, Portland, Eugene, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City.
Cars, Shuttles & Taxis
Most out-of-town visitors choose to rent a car. The Medford airport is serviced by Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, and National/Alamo car rental companies.
Taxi and shuttle services are also offered to and from Merlin or Grants Pass. Costs start at approximately $50 one way. BEWARE: Taxi fares from Medford Airport to Grants Pass or Merlin can run over $80 one way. Visit the following link at the airport's Website for up-to-date information:
Best Western Inn at the Rogue
Holiday Inn Express
Best Western Grants Pass Inn
Lodge at Riverside
Buona Sera Inn
Motel Del Rogue
Hampton Inn and Suites
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Indian Mary Park
Located a few miles northwest of Merlin, Indian Mary Park is the smallest Indian reservation in the U.S. It is now a beautiful county park set on the Rogue River. Camping space is available for RVs and tents. This is a wonderful place to camp and the closest campground to Life of Learning. However, it fills up months in advance so make your reservations early.
This is a large park with 44 campsites (8 with full hookups), showers, boat ramp, bird sanctuary, and playground. Take "G" Street west from Grants Pass for 1/2 mile, then follow Upper River Road another 6.1 miles to the park.
For all park reservations call (541) 474-5285, or go to the Reserve America website at www.reserveamerica.com
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