Sunday, February 11, 2007


Highway 38 and Elkton

Highway 38 is being considered for recognition as an Oregon scenic byway. The state has more scenic routes than any other, for reasons that are apparent to anyone who drives much here. Highway 38 leads from Interstate 5 through Drain, westward to Elkton, where it joins the spur from Sutherlin and continues along the Umpqua River until it reaches Highway 101 in Reedsport.

Elkton has begun to grow. The city has a built a butterfly pavilion and there is an associated art space. Four wineries now operate in the area. Two of them have tasting rooms on the Highway 38 -- Brandborg in "downtown" and Rivers Edge Winery at the western edge. There is also a new subdivision on the hillside above the downtown area. It also has a couple of interesting cafes and an RV park down by the river. I expect Elkton to remain a unique little community even as it grows.

Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort is an Oregon coast rv park that offers Oregon camping, boating, and fishing in the Oregon coast area and makes an excellent Oregon campground for deer and elk hunting! The lodge also offers Oregon cabin rentals as well as yurt rentals The Lodge and RV Resort is located just minutes from Reedsport, and offers year-round resort Oregon coast lodging in our cabins, yurts, and motel, or waterfront Oregon camping at our scenic tent or RV park sites with full-hookups, satellite TV and free Wi-fi, all on one mile of lake frontage on the scenic Loon Lake. The marina offers jet ski rentals, Oregon boat rentals, and pontoon boats.
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