Welcome to the Rusk Ranch Nature Center!          

RRNC,   POB 872, Cave Junction, OR 97523    ~    541-287-2164


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                                          Located in the beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon, we offer kids and families an interactive learning environment to learn all about nature as well as recreational activities for everyone to enjoy!  Butterfly Pavilion, Trails, Garden, Nature DiscoveryPlay, Large Meadow, Woodlands, Wetland, Volunteer DaysWorkshops, Youth Programs, Internships  

Come to the NATURE & ART FESTIVAL!  :)

Rusk Ranch Nature Center gratefully acknowledges the following major sponsors, foundations and event sponsors for their help and support in 2012, 2013 & 2014:  Southern Oregon SanitationOregon Caves ChateauMadd Moose,  The Craterian,  McGrews Restaurant,  Cabin Chemistry,   Shop Smart Foods,  Ray’s Food Place,    Trader Joe’s,   Albertson’s Allen Creek,   Spa at Club Northwest,   Oregon Country Fair,   Cascades Raptor Center,     Truffles from Heaven, Coffee Heaven,  Good Earth Organics,   The Carpenter Foundation, The Fourway Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, Illinois Valley Watershed Council, Harry & David, Cary’s of OregonDillon’s Nursery & Garden Center, Shirley and Wayne Rusk, Kimberlie Lehman, and Diane Chirrick.

Check out other great family fun opportunities     Familydaysout.com 97523 things to do with kids    

The BUTTERFLY PAVILION, featuring native butterflies of Josephine County, is open May – September! The Nature Center is open until mid-November.

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Our commitment to transparency – Rusk Ranch Nature Center is a 
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  • Natural Building Training Camp

    NATURE & ART FESTIVAL - Two Days of Family Fun in Nature! June 27, 28 - FREE

    The Butterfly Pavilion & Natural Playground will open again in late May, 2015

    NATURE CAMP weekends Registration is now. Call or Email us at info@ruskranchnaturecenter.org for more info on this great family opportunity for summer 2015.

    BUTTERFLY PLANTS: We sell milkweed plants, seeds of 3 types of milkweed and starts of local milkweed. Call 541-287-0172 to get yours. They attract butterflies like crazy and Monarchs can only lay eggs on milkweed.

    BUTTERFLY FLYWAY PROJECT: Get native milkweed starts for your garden at your non-sprayed location. Milkweed is disappearing all over the west coast due to spraying and removal – but Monarch Butterflies cannot exist without it! So their numbers are down dramatically also. Help us feed the wild Monarch caterpillars and support this amazing native species.

    NATURE & ART FESTIVAL; Free family fun in nature - Arts, Crafts, Music, Recycle show, Pollinator game, Salmon Journey water play, JUNE 27 & 28, 2015 ~ Call 541-287-0172 for info or vendor packet.

    GET INVOLVED! Help make kids nature programs available and build the new Nature Discovery Playground. IF YOU ALREADY DONATED - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! Or click on the Volunteers button in the menu or read the section on volunteering in the Rusk Ranch Nature Center News – if you have a skill to share just let us know!

  • Rusk Ranch Nature Center Location

    Rusk Ranch Nature Center
    27746 Redwood Hwy
    Cave Junction, OR 97523

    Mailing address: RRNC, POBox 872, Cave Junction, OR 97523

    Email: info@ruskranchnaturecenter.org

    Phone: 541-287-2164

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