View from our front window Umpqua River, Elkton, Oregon

Elkton, Oregon

We are at Elkton, Oregon and this is the Umpqua River

Another nice view — outside our picture window.

The Steelhead (ocean-going Rainbow Trout) are coming up-river, from the ocean, to spawn. When they are moving up-river, they prefer to hold in swifter current, rather than slack water, and this stretch of current is the only fast-moving water in miles. We saw a camp host come back with two nice Steelhead this morning. I’m going to have to get a fishing license.

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The shoreline of the river is the private property of the RV Park, good thing we live here. The surrounding river is a smallmouth bass fishing destination and is well known.  The RV park is littered with fishing boats of all types. It seems that this is a prime staging area for fishing-fun.

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After this stop, we will be following the Umpqua River west, until getting to the Pacific Ocean, and then spend the rest of June camping along the coastline.

Here is a link to the google map for the area.

Link to our 2018 Route.

Link to our route Boise to Coos Bay

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12 thoughts on “Elkton, Oregon”

  1. Beautiful. One of our retired employees bought a home on the McKinsey river; he fishes right from his back yard. This is prettier as its more open and less wooded.

  2. to Dave: We have hookups here. When we don’t have hookups, we re-charge the batteries 300amps (150 useable) with our generator. Takes about two hours in the morning. We could substitute about 400 watts of solar and get a recharge by the end of the day. Of course, my desires would be to have more, both in batteries and solar.

    Solar wouldn’t work here. Too many trees.

  3. to Dave: 2 six volt AGM batteries, wired in series. 12 volt system.

    Lithium iron phosphate….not the same as a cell phone is the best choice.

  4. to Dave: Golf cart six-volt is the ticket. Just make sure to fully recharge and keep them full all the time.

  5. I like the filter you have on the picture; it makes it look great. Did you rent anything to try to catch fish or drift on the lake?

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