Rand National Historic Site

Archaeological site

The Rand National Historic Site (Rand) is located in southwestern Oregon approximately 25 miles northwest of Grants Pass, Oregon, and 3 miles downstream from the community of Galice. Rand is located on a terrace on the west side of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River in steep, mountainous country with elevations ranging from 700 feet at the river's edge to 4,000 feet on nearby peaks. Rand's history is as rich as the gold that filled the dreams of prospective miners, drawing them to the area in the 1850s.

Beginning in 1909, Rand became home to one of the first Forest Service rangers for the Siskiyou National Forest. From 1933 to 1941, approximately 200 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers called Rand home. Today, Rand is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to provide resource protection and quality recreation opportunities along the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River.

The Smullin Visitor Center at Rand is open May 15 through October 15, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. October 16 through May 14 hours vary, please call ahead. Visitors are welcome to the Visitor Center and to explore this historic place. Entry of buildings, other than the Visitor Center, is by permission of a Bureau of Land Management Employee only. Please respect the privacy of the residents.

Click this link for more information on the Smullin Visitor Center at the Rand National Historic Site.

Rand National Historic Site Brochure PDF.