Alsea Falls Recreation Site
Salem District | OR
Season Dates: May 22 - Sept 29
Fees: Fee is $12/night individual, $20/night group and $5 for additional vehicles.
The South Fork Alsea Access Road will be closed 10 miles east of Bellfountain between Tuesday, September 2nd and Thursday, September 4th. Access to the Alsea Falls Recreaiton Site will be from the western end (via Alsea) only.
Picnic Area is open May 1 through October 31, 2014. Campground is open May 22 through September 29, 2014. First come first serve campground and picnic area, no reservations.
Alsea Falls recreation site is nestled along the South Fork Alsea River and the South Fork Alsea River National Back Country Byway between the small communities of Alsea and Alpine. The byway is often used as an alternative route to Waldport along the Central Oregon Coast. The town of Alsea offers a post office, gas, food, church, a library and some overnight facilities. On your way to the town of Alsea, stop by Mary's Peak recreation area. Managed by the Siuslaw National Forest, it offers tent camping and numerous trail opportunities. The North Fork Alsea River fish hatchery offers views of large fish.
The town of Alpine offers a community center, church, food and drink. Monroe, which is only five more miles from Alpine, offers a post office, gas, food, church, a library, a park, a school, and shopping.
Alsea Falls has 16 campsites, 22 day-use sites, a camp host, water, restrooms, trails, and is only about 45 minutes from Corvallis. For more site information, contact the Marys Peak Recreation Office at 541-265-8338.
The BLM has completed the Alsea Falls Recreation Area Management Plan, which outlines a comprehensive strategy for recreation management on over 12,000 acres of BLM-administered lands within the Alsea Falls Recreation Site and the Back Country Byway. Please contact the project lead, Tim Fisher, at (503)315-5981 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
East access: From Corvallis, take Hwy 99W south 15 miles. Turn west on Alpine Road and drive to the town of Alpine. Continue along Alpine Road 9 miles to Alsea Falls Campground. West access: travel Hwy 34 south from Philomath to the town Alsea. Turn south, travel on Alsea Deadwood Hwy 1 mile to the South Fork Road which then connects with the South Fork Alsea Access Road.