Rogue Elk Camground

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

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  • Campsites along the river at Rogue Elk Campground.- Rogue Elk Camground
  • The Rogue River.- Rogue Elk Camground
  • The Rogue River.- Rogue Elk Camground
  • A typical site at Rogue Elk Campground.- Rogue Elk Camground
  • A typical site at Rogue Elk Campground.- Rogue Elk Camground
  • A typical site at Rogue Elk Campground.- Rogue Elk Camground
  • The campground with Highway 62 on the right.- Rogue Elk Camground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Right on the river. Close to Medford. Easily Accesible. Great Fishing.
Cons: 
Very close to the highway.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Managed by: 
Jackson County Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Day Use Parking
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservation phone number: 
(541)7748183
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The Rogue Elk Campground is a beautiful, conveniently located campground near the town of Shady Cove. It features 38 Campsites right on the Rogue River: 16 with water and electricity, and 22 that are basic without hookups. Rogue Elk Campground is the most popular campground on the upper rogue, and it is maintained by the Jackson County Parks services. The Rogue River is known for an abundance of coho and Chinook salmon as well as trout and steelhead, making this campsite an excellent choice for anyone looking to fish (for fishing updates click here). The campground is RV accessible and features a boat launch. 

Water temperature on this section of the Rogue River is regulated at the The William L. Jess Dam, located a few miles upstream. Water from various levels in Lost Creek Lake is mixed to achieve a desired temperature before it is released. This temperature control improves fish migration and survival, but it also contributes to very cold water year-round, making swimming in the river rather unpleasant. That being said, the best time to camp on the Rogue River for those not interested in fishing would be at the peak of the summer when the heat is unbearable elsewhere. 

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