Elk River is a coastal river in the southwestern corner of Oregon. It is a small river; running only 30 miles before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river has a strong fall Chinook season and a respectable native winter steelhead run that typically peaks in the January to March timeframe. The primary fishing takes place from the hatchery down to Iron Head but there is very little bank access and drift boating is the primary access method. The river is known for how fast it clears from a blowout, typically becoming fishable with 1-2 days.