Ashland, Jacksonville, Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point, Applegate Trail Interpretive Center Museum in Sunny Valley, Prospect Hotel, Wolf Creek Inn, Beckie's Cafe, Rogue Creamery, Table Rock and the Union Creek Resort are listed with extended details on the map.

Ten Jackson and Josephine county sites are included in a unique map unveiled today by National Geographic and Travel Oregon.

National Geographic's Central Cascades Geotourism MapGuide — the ninth such effort worldwide — received more than 1,200 nominations for its stylized map pointing out places of interest for tourists discovering the Oregon and Washington Cascades. About 200 made the cut.

Ashland, Jacksonville, Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point, Applegate Trail Interpretive Center Museum in Sunny Valley, Prospect Hotel, Wolf Creek Inn, Beckie's Cafe, Rogue Creamery, Table Rock and the Union Creek Resort are listed with extended details on the map.

"This really showcases the Upper Rogue region for what it is and what's available," said Prospect Hotel owner Fred Wickman. "All too often the valleys and cities get pinpointed for things going on in their areas. This highlights a geocentric area that's a little bit off the path."

The map was unveiled this morning at the Heathman Hotel in Portland. National Geographic describes geotourism as "tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place."

"There are millions of people on the planet that turn to National Geographic for their tourism needs," said Bob Russell, Butte Creek Mill owner. "So making the map is a really big deal."

The map can be viewed at http://thecentralcascades.com/ and can be downloaded from the site or purchased via the site for $5.