Ft. Umpqua was located at Elkton, Oregon, which is just 20 miles east of Umpqua River Haven. Rich in history, the Umpqua River Valley holds tales of old. Over this Labor Day Weekend, those tales will be celebrated at the fort.
There is much to do with reenactments, mountain men, the bass tournament, a pancake breakfast served by the Lions Club, a parade, demonstrations and activities for the whole family and a lot more.
Ft. Umpqua was built in 1832 as a trading post by the Hudson’s Bay Company for their fur trade operations. This replica is on the grounds of the Elkton Community Education Center which also houses a butterfly pavilion. Stop in at the fort and look around—-see if you can find the piece of the fort with our name, Umpqua River Haven, on it!
Also check out the butterfly pavilion. It is a happy place to be where butterflies of all sorts sit on your shoulder if you are quiet, still and gentle. You can adopt a Monarch or Painted Lady butterfly before they head south for the winter. Kids love it here!
Check out the entertainment, Contra Swings! Our friend, Jennifer from Coos Bay, will be fiddling away with this group.
Bring your RV and stay with us at Umpqua River Haven (www.umpquahaven.com) and take in all that this purely Oregon Weekend has to offer. It’s a two day history, fun and fish weekend not to be missed!