ROGUE ELK COUNTY PARK (Shady Cove area)

General Description: Located on 33 acres of park land, Rogue Elk provides around .75 miles of river access for fishing. People also go rafting, swimming and picnicking in at the park, which features a campground, 15 RV hookups, electricity/water, trailer dump station, showers, picnic tables, barbecue pits and a playground.

Fish: Trout (year-round); summer steelhead (September, October); winter steelhead (March, April).

How to land'em: With spring chinook salmon spawning above the boat ramp, there’s good summer steelhead action to be had floating different types of eggs and egg patterns all along the park. For winter steelhead, eggs also work well. The water is fairly shallow and anglers can cover good distances along the shoreline, fishing as much water with eggs as possible.

— Josh White, Rogue Fly Shop, Grants pass

Directions: Follow Crater Lake Highway 62 north from the Rogue Valley (Grants Pass or Medford) past the town of Shady Cove. The park is located off Highway 62. Click here for a map via Google Maps.

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