Wolf Creek, Oregon, USA, is a small, unincorporated community just off Interstate Five in southern Oregon. Though it seems small now, Wolf Creek used to be a town of historic importance. You can still catch glimpses of this history when you stay at a nearby hostel. While road tripping on the freeway, take Oregon exit seventy-six and stay in a Wolf Creek, Oregon, USA hostel as a way to travel through time.
The ghost town of Golden, Oregon, is just a short drive from central Wolf Creek. Named after the gold that was was found there in the nineteenth century, the town was abandoned when there was nothing left to mine. The area still has several well-preserved buildings around which visitors are allowed to walk. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also an Oregon State Heritage Site run by Oregon State Parks.
Within the Wolf Creek community, the most famous landmark is the Wolf Creek Inn and Tavern. It is known for being the oldest continuously running inn in Oregon, starting back when it was a rest stop for stagecoaches. Just like the Golden ghost town, Wolf Creek Inn is also on the National Register of Historic Places and an Oregon State Heritage Site. While the Oregon State Parks Department oversees the historic preservation of Wolf Creek Inn, guests are still invited here to take stay overnight (yes, there is even a hostel wing), eat meals in the restaurant, and take free daily tours.
The Applegate Trail is another historic landmark that once ran through Wolf Creek, Oregon. There are historic markers in town that explain how this area lended itself to Applegate Trail's history. For those wanting to learn more about this emigrant trail, there is an Applegate Trail Museum just a short drive south.
One more thing of note to ease worried travelers -- while Wolf Creek, Oregon, is named after the many wolves that once lived in the area, wolf sightings here are now few and far between! You can sleep soundly in your Wolf Creek, Oregon, USA hostel knowing that your stay is much safer than that experienced by travelers of long ago.
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