Steamboat, Douglas County, Oregon

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Steamboat is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located about 39 miles east of Roseburg on Oregon Route 138, near the confluence of the North Umpqua River with Steamboat Creek within the Umpqua National Forest.[2]

The name "Steamboat" was probably first applied to the creek sometime before the 1890s by area gold miners, after a term referring to disappointing mining claims.[3] There is no evidence any actual steamboats navigated the river at this locale.[3]


  1. ^ "Steamboat". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 54. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ a b Hoy, Mark. "A History of Steamboat Inn & the Fly-Fishing Tradition on the North Umpqua River". Steamboat Inn. Retrieved 2011-04-07.

Coordinates: 43°20′43″N 122°44′08″W / 43.345398°N 122.735608°W / 43.345398; -122.735608