Due to high nitrate levels in the groundwater source that serves the Rogue Elk Park potable water well, it is advised that users of the park DO NOT consume the water at the park until further notice. A recent, routine drinking water sample has shown that the nitrate level in the water is above limits set for drinking water. Jackson County Parks is currently working with the Oregon Health Authority to determine methods of nitrate removal to ensure that the water is safe for human consumption in the future. Currently it is advisedthat park guests bring their own bottled drinking water. According to the Jackson County Health Department the water is safe to use for handwashing, restroom use, and other uses that do not involve drinking the water. Nitrates are an issue in some groundwater sources and are not indicative of a poorly maintained system. Nitrate levels can fluctuate and change periodically due to groundwater influences.
Rogue Elk Campground is CLOSING October 15th for 2018.
Campground Reservations can be made Online or by Phone (541) 774-8183, up to 9 months in advance and a minimum of 15 days in advance of your desired arrival date.
Rogue Elk Park covers a total of 33 beautiful acres including three-quarters of a mile of access to the upper Rogue River. This special park provides numerous activities such as camping, fishing, rafting, swimming and an excellent opportunity to escape for a day trip, picnic or family event. Rogue Elk is the county's most popular camping spot along the upper Rogue River with prime riverfront campsites, RV sites with water/electric hookups, restroom/showers, picnic tables, barbecues and a playground.
ODFW Fishing Report:
Upper Rogue River
1. Restroom 2. Parking 3. Campsite #29