How to Get to Buncom
is located in Southern Oregon, about 20 miles southwest of Medford and
Interstate 5. From Medford and Grants Pass Buncom can be reached via State
Highway 238. You can find Buncom on the official State of Oregon Department of Transportation high maps. The roads are paved all the way.
- From California and other
- Take I-5 north to the South Medford exit (Exit 27). Follow
the signs to downtown Medford. Take Main Street west five miles to Jacksonville, then
continue on Highway 238 another eight miles to Ruch. Turn left at Ramsay Realty where
the signs direct you to Valley View Winery and Applegate Lake. Go three miles south on
Upper Applegate til you reach Little Applegate Road. Turn left on Little Applegate and
go three miles to the intersection of Sterling Creek Road. You're at Buncom.
Portland, OR, and other points north:
- Take I-5 south to the North Grants Pass exit (Exit 58).
Follow the signs to downtown Grants Pass and continue on 6th Street through downtown and
across the Rogue River. Once across the river, follow the signs for Highway 238 and
Murphy. Continue on Highway 238 for about 26 miles to Ruch. Turn right onto Upper
Applegate Road at Ramsay Realty, where the signs point to Applegate Lake. Go three miles
on Upper Applegate to Little Applegate Road. Turn left on Little Applegate and go three
miles to the intersection of Sterling Creek Road. You're at Buncom.
- Do not trust your GPS or other electronic device to get you
to Buncom. These new-fangled contraptions often lead visitors to snow-covered or
otherwise impassable logging roads in the mountains -- seriously.