Visitor's Guide & Directions


Life of Learning Foundation
459 Galice Rd, Merlin, OR 97532
(541) 476-1200

Life of Learning is located in Merlin, Oregon, 61 miles north of the California border near Interstate 5.

Take Exit 61 - Merlin. At the stop sign 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.

Air Travel

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

  • Redwood Hyperion

  • Best Western Grants Pass Inn

  • Lodge at Riverside

  • Buona Sera Inn

  • Motel Del Rogue

  • Super 8

  • Riverside Inn

  • 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.

Whitehorse Park

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



MonthAverage High (F)Average Low (F)
January 45 34
February 56 33
March 63 38
April 63 39
May 72 49
June 75 50
July 92 57
August 92 56
September 80 47
October 68 42
November 49 38
December 44 36