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Salmon Harbor Marina & Campground (a Douglas County Recreation Facility)


Campground Description:  Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park is owned and operated by Douglas County, Oregon.  Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park is a rather stark destination for fishermen (and women), beach combers, sight seers and anyone wanting to explore the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  If fishing, Salmon Harbor offers moorages.  The campground is fully paved with no vegetation whatsoever.  Despite that shortcoming, Salmon Harbor is a great place to stop and stay for some time while the surrounding areas are explored.  One can fish from one of the docks or rent a crab pot and catch Dungeness crab within sight of the RV camping area.  Salmon Harbor is located within a mile of the ocean on the Umpqua River.  A few miles upriver is an elk reserve with a viewing area.  Some shopping and services are available in Winchester Bay while Reedsport offers full shopping and services.  Open year round.  Reservations are not possible.

Number of Sites:  166 - no tent camping, RV camping only

Electricity:  No

Water:  Yes at a single location

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  Highway 101 Northbound or Southbound - Follow Highway 101 to Salmon Harbor Drive in Winchester Bay.  Turn west onto Salmon Harbor Drive and follow for 325 yards to the entrance to Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park

Fishing:  Species on the Umpqua River include Chinook salmon, striped bass, steelhead, sturgeon, chad, pink fin perch, and small mouth bass.  Deep sea charters are available in Reedsport.  Deep sea fishermen switch to Salmon fishing in season.  A complete list of charter services and fishing guide services are available here: Reedsport Charters and Fishing Guide Services

Astronomy Opportunities:  Good although the city and harbor contribute to local light pollution.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 43.67922 N, 124.17998 W

Nearby Golfing: 

Forest Hills Country Club
1 Country Club Dr
Reedsport, OR  97467-1867
Forest Hills Country Club

Contact Information: 

Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park
100 Ork Rock Road
Winchester Bay, OR 97467
Telephone:  541-271-3407
Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park

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The sign on the information kiosk at Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park


A map of the facilities at Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park


The restrooms at Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park offer flush toilets and hot showers


All of the areas at Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park are paved


The fish cleaning station at Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park is in use most of the time


The view from the RV camping area at Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Park is terrific


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