The Elk River gets a very strong run of Native Winter Steelhead along with fall Chinook Salmon. The Elk River is in southwestern Oregon. Approximately 25 miles (40 km) long, the river drains a remote area of the Coastal Range into the Pacific Ocean. On October 28, 1988, the Elk River was designated Wild and Scenic. It has two classifications: The 17-mile segment from the confluence of the North and South Fork of the Elk River to Anvil Creek is classified "recreational." The 2-mile segment of the North Fork Elk River from the falls to its confluence with the South Fork Elk River is classified "wild".