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Iconic Boggan’s Oasis on Grande Ronde to reopen after last year’s devastating fire

An iconic cafe and fishing staging area on the Grande Ronde that burned to the ground last year will reopen this month.

Boggan’s Oasis, at SR 129 near Anatone, Wash., will host a grand reopening celebration on September 22 and 23. According to an announcement from Boggan’s the reopening will be 50’s themed.

The restaurant burned to the ground on November 19.

The restaurant has served as a pit stop for anglers and recreationists for decades. Fishing guides and guided floats have also long used it as a base of operations.

The Boggan’s site and cabins is located at the only highway crossing of the river, which is popular with steelhead and bass anglers.

The cafe was built in the late 1940s, and has undergone two major overhauls since then, Vail said. It was the original structure at the site, which has expanded to include cabins, a doublewide, and space for tent camping.

Bill and Farrel Vail have owned the business for the past 34 years, after purchasing it from the original owner, its namesake.


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